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

Course information

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

This course leads to...

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.

Entry Requirements

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

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163282

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


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 for21/22 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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