Theatre Design and Production BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

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Identify your backstage specialism with this programme. You’ll gain an understanding of backstage theatre and will work on live productions delivering shows that excite and delight audiences. In your second year you’ll choose from the following pathways:

  • Video
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Stage Management
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Costume
  • Set and props

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Contact: Paul Graham-Bell

Theatre Design Production


Who is this course for?

If you are in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

- Acquire specialist skills from the following:

  • Theatrical costume, hair & makeup
  • Lighting, sound & video
  • Stage management, set & props

- Build a professional portfolio of work that reflects your technical and creative ability.

- Lead a team of technicians or production artists on a large scale production.

- Specialise in theatre production or technical theatre.

Entry Requirements

5x GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English

Career Progression

Progression may include degree level study, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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Course Details


1 year Diploma

1 year Top-up Extended Diploma

Study Type

Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£2,750 plus exam fee of £132   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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Course Facts


Take advantage of our strong industry links with Leeds Playhouse, Opera North, and Howard Assembly Rooms.

Extra Curriculum

We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

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