Production Arts (Technical)

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UCAS institute Code
FULL TIME Duration
2 Years
Level / certificate
Higher National Diploma (HND)
FULL Time - cost
per year
Validated by
FdA & BA - University of Gloucestershire
HND - Pearsons
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Course Description

"The HND Production arts prepares students for employment in the industry. During this time you will  learn theoretical and practical aspects of stage management, lighting, sound, and scenic construction in our fully equipped workshop, studio theatre and 200 seater Olympus theatre. You will also learn a range of common skills: communication, problem solving, time management and leadership."

Chris O'Brien - Production Arts Programme Lead

Course Overview

This course will be based within our School of Performing Arts, WISE Campus, Bristol. This new HND will provide the ideal opportunity for those students interested in all aspects of technical theatre, and live events to gain a university level qualification. Students will have a chance to apply their skills in a professional setting, with over 35 productions being presented each year. BIPA has professional and industry standard facilities and resources including two fully operational Theatres. 

The 250 seat Olympus Theatre, has a state of the art Light Palette live digital lighting desk, which controls our in house stock of generic lighting and our Martin and Robe automated lights. We have a 32 channel analogue Allen and Heath sound desk as well as a 32 channel Yamaha LS9 digital sound desk, these control our audio features which include radio microphones and a fully equipped band area. Our smaller 80 seat studio theatre is equipped with a Jester digital lighting desk, a 16 channel analogue sound desk and projection facilities.Our scenic workshop is well equipped with fixed and portable tooling which allows all of our set, staging and properties to be made specifically for productions, in-house. We also utilise the facilities in our media department such as editing suites, a fully equipped TV studio and mac suites.

Example Units: 

Automated Lighting for Live Performance
Smallscale Touring in the Performing Arts
Scenic Design Concept
Lighting Design for Live Performance
Stage Management in Practice
Theatre Sound Design
Workshop Construction Skills
Visual Imagery

Entry Requirements  -HND - 56 UCAS Tariff points, English and Maths (4/C), applicants are required to attend an interview. or relevant industry experience. Mature students will be required to demonstrate relevant industry experience and academic ability.

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