This creative and practical course covers a wide range of design and technical skills, and provides an insight into the varied world of Production Arts. If you are interested in costume, set and prop design, mask and puppet making, special make-up effects, stage management, or lighting and sounds design, then this course is for you.
As a student on the Production Arts course you will be given the opportunity to design, make and build for a number of theatre, TV and film productions over the two years. The Co-Operative British Youth Film Academy on short and feature-length film projects each year.
With regular trips and workshops with visiting professionals, you will be given the design skills, knowledge and techniques to be able to progress to a third year Top Up degree or straight into the industry.
The course demands a high level of motivation and commitment, as well as the ability to work as part of a team, often to tight deadlines.
This art and design based course includes Units such as:
Basic Special Effects
Basic Prosthetics and Project Design
The course has both practical and theoretical elements and is delivered through projects/assignment briefs supported by lectures, seminars, independent learning and group work.
We aim to create a holistic learning environment, where you can explore your creativity and identify your own personal production style. Within this, we offer guided learning and support when you may require it, but also place a lot of emphasis on self-led study. This academic independence becomes increasingly relevant over the duration of the curriculum, in order to prepare you for employment or further study.
Due to the practical nature of the course, a lot of tuition will be delivered through hands-on workshops and tutorials. In order for your skills to be substantiated academically, lectures and seminars based on theories and concepts surrounding the subject area will also be integral to your learning process.
You will be assessed through a combination of formative and summative assignments to ensure that your learning is consistent and structured, and that you can fulfil your maximum adacemic and creative potential.
Assessment will be both practical and theory-based, in order to equip you with the skills required for employment in the industry as well as the background expertise to thrive in the sector.
Due to the practical, employment-focused nature of a HND course, many of our graduates head straight into employment in the Arts, having benefitted from our network of expertise and close links with the industry. Alternatively, you could choose to study a Top-Up qualification in a relevant area in order to gain a Full Honours Degree.
As an Arts and Media student you will have the opportunity to learn from both practitioners and experienced professionals. You will work with artists and designers as well as local and national galleries, museums and exhibitions.
You will develop your creative ability within a well-resourced learning environment which offers excellent studio and workshop facilities.
220 tariff points usually in an Arts or Media subject.
Normally two or three A levels or BTEC Extended Diploma/Foundation Diploma.
Admission is normally based on your portfolio and interview.
We were delighted that the QAA's Integrated Quality and Enhancement Review (IQER), carried out in January 2010 concluded that they had 'Confidence' (the highest judgement possible) in the quality of our Higher Education provision.
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Awarding Body: Teesside University
Level: Level 5
Duration: Two years
For information about the admissions process please visit our Admissions site.
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