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Production Arts ( Theatre Technology and Stage Management ) — Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

Media, Journalism and Production|Music and Performing Arts

Course ID: 174027

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 2 year course.
  • Work in-house shows to enhance your experience and get a taste for the industry.
  • Meet industry specialists as a part of your work experience and boost your employability.
  • Access Higher Education and employment opportunities on course completion.
  • Study in our inclusive, supportive and respectful learning environment.
  • Recieve outstanding support from our passionate and dedicated teaching team.

What to expect from the course

This two year course covers all aspects of the backstage world of the entertainment industry including lighting, sound, video/projection, stage management, set design, scenic construction and prop making.

Throughout the academic year you will support a wide range of innovative performances and events including musical theatre/acting productions, music gigs, dance shows and film and TV events.

In year one (Diploma) you will cover the technical operation of productions, deputy stage management and assistant stage management plus scenic construction and prop making.

In year two (Extended Diploma) you will take responsibility for lighting and sound design, production management, set/props design and complete an extended project of your choice.

As well as working on in-house shows you’ll also be given opportunities to work with industry specialists as part of work experience projects.


UAL Performing and Production Arts Diploma / Extended Diploma Level 3

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

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Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Higher Education at the college or university/specialist drama school or professional work in the entertainment industry in fields such as Production and Stage Management, Lighting and Sound Design and Operation, Set Design and Scenic Construction and Prop Making.

Previous students are employed in a large number of entertainment venues in the Liverpool City Region, the West End, across the UK and worldwide.

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

5 x GCSE Passes – A-C grades
Some previous performance/technical experience

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 4670.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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