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Production Arts



Production Arts (Theatre Technology)

The following 6 units will comprise the qualification of the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Production Arts (Stage Management or Theatre Technology). The Pearson BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Production Arts aim to provide a broad educational base for further training, further education, and employment within the performing arts sector. The qualifications will develop learners’ abilities through the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme.

Unit 65: Technical Stage Operations
Aim and Purpose The aim of this unit is to develop knowledge and practical experience of stage lighting, sound, and video equipment for use in a performance situation. The unit will provide a grounding in all areas, allowing for the development of particular specialisms.
Unit 67: Stage Lighting Design
Aim and Purpose This aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop lighting design techniques for a variety of genres of the performing arts. Learners will research styles and create their own scale lighting plans, using 2D and 3D methods, creating both manual and CAD drawings.
Unit 70: Stage Sound Design
Aim and Purpose This unit enables learners to develop the skills and practices required to design sound to support a production.
Unit 107: Visual Imagery for Production
Aim and Purpose This unit enables learners to gain knowledge of visual imagery and develop the skills and practices required to use visual imagery to support a production.
Unit 6: Production Arts Planning
Aim and Purpose This unit gives learners the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to fulfill a significant production role. It is important that production skills include the management of some of the production team.

Possible CP Career Pathways: CP Production Arts

Lighting Designer Audio Engineer Set Manager Set Designer

Production Artist
Production Coordinator
Production Technician
Production Arts Director
Production Arts Lecturer/Teacher
Equipment Manager

Highlights of the Production Arts (Theatre Technology) Pathway

Scale-model theatre experience

Our Production Arts students are taught by Joseph Mercurio, who has taught and designed undergraduate study in Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University and Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) at the University of Melbourne. He has built a fantastic learning experience for IBCP students here at WISS using a 1:25 scale-model theatre. The scale-model is in the IBCP Production Arts studio and includes a scaled-downed version of theatrical equipment including lighting, audio and visual.

The program works on an industry simulation model where students engage in the practical application of technical theatre skills on various projects throughout the WISS campus.

WISS Theatre

IBCP Production Arts students are involved in the production of multiple WISS theatrical shows throughout the year. They do everything from light design, set design, set maintenance, and sound design. They gain experience as a crew member, control operator, and designer.