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Bradford College

Production Arts

Qualification Gained
UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts, UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts,
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 3
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Lister Building


The Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Production Arts builds the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for a career in performing and production arts. If you’ve ever wondered about the process behind television, film and media production, our Level 3 Production Arts course is ideal for you. There is also the opportunity to explore an area of specialist study and context.

  Key Info

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 understand key concepts and choices behind prop, costume and set design as well as production management. 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.


Unit 1 – Principles of Performance

Unit 2 – Introduction to Production

Unit 3 – Introduction to Professional Practice

Unit 4 – Critical and Contextual Awareness

Unit 5 – Production Skills and Context

Unit 6 – Performance Skills and Context

Unit 7 – Preparation for Specialist Study

Unit 8 – Collaborative Performance Project

Extended Diploma:

Unit 9 – Developing Performance and Production Skills

Unit 10 – Preparing for Progression

Unit 11 – Exploration of Specialist Study and Context

As well as a choice between:

Unit 12 – Extended Project (Level 3)

Or Unit 13 – Extended Project (Level 4)

Entry to this course requires 4 GCSEs at a minimum of grade 4 or C including GCSE English and Maths and successful completion of the Performing Arts Level 2 Diploma or equivalent.

English and Maths 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.

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.

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.

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. Completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts means you will be in a position to progress to Higher Education study in an area related to production arts. Alternatively, you may progress to entry-level employment in the production arts sector.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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