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Key details

Attendance
Duration 1 year
Code FPU31A000
Awarding Body UAL
Level UAL
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts builds on and extends the learning undertaken on the Level 2 Diploma course and will further prepare you for progression to the Extended Diploma in Production Arts or related employment adding depth, sophistication and synthesis. There is the opportunity to explore an area of specialist study and context. This leads to a substantial self-directed Production arts project for an appropriate audience.

Successful completion of the course leads to the Extended Diploma in Production Arts.

What you'll study

The Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts is a broad diagnostic course giving you an overview of different perspectives and approaches within production arts or related subjects of study or work. You will develop the ability to research, analyse and evaluate relevant information in order to develop creative solutions to complex problems. You will learn how to use practical methods and skills for creative production for appropriate audiences whilst being able to review their effectiveness for further improvement. You will also begin to take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions necessary to access progression opportunities in Higher Education or related work.

On successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts you will be in a position to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma or in an area of study related to Production arts. Alternatively, you may progress to entry-level employment in the production arts sector.

Unit 1 – Principles of Performance

Unit Aim – To provide the student with and introduction to a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of a performance. It will introduce the basic elements of drama, dance and music and impart an understanding of performance as a collaborative activity.

Unit 2 – Introduction to Production

Unit Aim – To provide the student with an introduction to oral, written and visual communication in performing and production. It will enable students to explore and analyse meaning and how to convey a message to an audience.

Unit 3 – Introduction to professional practice

Unit Aim – To provide the student with and introduction to the diversity of roles, responsibilities, employment and progression opportunities available within the sector. It will introduce the student to the importance of health and safety as integral to the performer and production and give an understanding of the characteristics needed for a career in the performing arts.

Unit 4 – Critical and Contextual Awareness

Unit Aim – To provide the student with an introduction to the investigation of both historical and contemporary contexts and perspectives that influence the development of ideas within the performing arts.

Unit 5 – Production skills and context

Unit Aim – To enable students to critically analyse, integrate and apply knowledge and understanding acquired in previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for production and design in the performing arts.

Unit 6 – Performance skills and context

Unit Aim – To enable students to critically analyse, integrate and apply, knowledge and understanding acquired in previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for performance in the performing arts.

Unit 7 – Preparation for specialist study

Unit Aim – To provide the student with an opportunity to critically analyse, integrate and apply the knowledge and understanding acquired in the previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for their own personal practice.

Unit 8 – Collaborative performance project

To provide students with the opportunity to make own use of the skills, knowledge and understanding developed through the previous units in the completion of a collaborative project. The unit will provide students with a measure of self-directed learning and enable them to clarify their longer-term goals through their choice of an activity to explore in greater depth.

  • The Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts is a broad diagnostic course giving you an overview of different perspectives and approaches within production arts or related subjects of study or work. You will develop the ability to research, analyse and evaluate relevant information in order to develop creative solutions to complex problems. You will learn how to use practical methods and skills for creative production for appropriate audiences whilst being able to review their effectiveness for further improvement. You will also begin to take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions necessary to access progression opportunities in Higher Education or related work.

    On successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts you will be in a position to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma or in an area of study related to Production arts. Alternatively, you may progress to entry-level employment in the production arts sector.

    Unit 1 – Principles of Performance

    Unit Aim – To provide the student with and introduction to a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of a performance. It will introduce the basic elements of drama, dance and music and impart an understanding of performance as a collaborative activity.

    Unit 2 – Introduction to Production

    Unit Aim – To provide the student with an introduction to oral, written and visual communication in performing and production. It will enable students to explore and analyse meaning and how to convey a message to an audience.

    Unit 3 – Introduction to professional practice

    Unit Aim – To provide the student with and introduction to the diversity of roles, responsibilities, employment and progression opportunities available within the sector. It will introduce the student to the importance of health and safety as integral to the performer and production and give an understanding of the characteristics needed for a career in the performing arts.

    Unit 4 – Critical and Contextual Awareness

    Unit Aim – To provide the student with an introduction to the investigation of both historical and contemporary contexts and perspectives that influence the development of ideas within the performing arts.

    Unit 5 – Production skills and context

    Unit Aim – To enable students to critically analyse, integrate and apply knowledge and understanding acquired in previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for production and design in the performing arts.

    Unit 6 – Performance skills and context

    Unit Aim – To enable students to critically analyse, integrate and apply, knowledge and understanding acquired in previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for performance in the performing arts.

    Unit 7 – Preparation for specialist study

    Unit Aim – To provide the student with an opportunity to critically analyse, integrate and apply the knowledge and understanding acquired in the previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for their own personal practice.

    Unit 8 – Collaborative performance project

    To provide students with the opportunity to make own use of the skills, knowledge and understanding developed through the previous units in the completion of a collaborative project. The unit will provide students with a measure of self-directed learning and enable them to clarify their longer-term goals through their choice of an activity to explore in greater depth.

Assessment

The Level 3 Diploma is a practical, project-based, live-brief course supported by both practical performance and production and ongoing scrapbook assessment. The final major project of the course is externally moderated by University of Arts London.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C/4 including English and Mathematics and successful completion of the Performing Arts Level 2 Diploma or equivalent.

English and Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How to apply

Apply here

Work experience

Work experience and enrichment opportunities are embedded into the timetable to ensure that the course is both diverse and CV enhancing to prepare learners with industry-based experience work in the creative industries.

Our links include but are not limited to – The Royal Shakespeare Company, Dance United, Bradford Council.

Next steps

On successful completion of the course at Diploma level you will be in a position to progress to a Level 3 Extended Diploma course or you may progress directly into employment roles in the creative industries.

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Tuition fees

We expect all students to wear all black in the studio. An optional, branded uniform list is provided at induction and can be purchased throughout the year. Production t-shirts are also on offer at a reduced rate.

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.

Tel: 01274 088214

Email: enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

http://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/adult-students/fees

For information about our student services, please click here.

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