The Production Arts: Theatre, Film and Media course pathway provides training and education for students wishing to pursue a career in Design, Technical Theatre, Media or Production. The exciting ‘hands-on’ course combines vocational, practical training with academic study. In Year 1 the course offers a broad range of training in all aspects of Technical Theatre, Design and Media in theatrical, film or live-event contexts enabling students to explore a rich curriculum learning new skills and expertise. In Year 2 students can specialise, hone their skills and develop depth of knowledge, understanding and expertise in their chosen area of interest leading to students progressing to higher education or straight into Arts based employment.
Students will learn a wide range of technical skills and training from CAPA College’s resident team of specialist teachers, designers and technicians as well as from regular visiting industry experts – from set construction techniques to sound recording skills; lighting operations to video editing skills. Creative development is also an essential part of the course pathway and students study design and concept realisation with the opportunity to gain experience in designing lights, sound, set, costumes, AV, animation and video production. Training leads to students gaining extensive live operational experience in a range of venues giving students opportunity to learn how to adapt to different spaces and operating systems. All students participate in work placements, gaining experience in the professional industry and focusing on their particular area of interest.
• Set design
• Set construction
• Lighting design and operation
• Sound design, editing and operation
• Stage management
• Make-up and prosthetics
• Design skills
• AV techniques
Creative Digital Media
• Production techniques
• Film and video editing
• Camera techniques
• Music video production
• Audio production processes
• Music technology
• Digital video production
Students will gain the following qualifications:
The A level qualifications are examined both practically and through formal written examinations. The vocational focus of the Diploma means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed. Students cover a range of units and, at the end of the course, will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of the individual units. Varied assessment methods include: studio based assessments, studio performances, lecture demonstrations, journals, public performances in CAPA College’s theatre and across the country.
CAPA Graduate 2015
Jordan studied BA (Hons) Creative Lighting Control at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. He went on to become Head of Sound and Lighting Technician on Enchantment of the Seas.
“CAPA College gave me so many invaluable skills and experiences in a range of technical theatre and media roles and in so many different types of performances and venues. Through CAPA College I discovered my passion and strength for Lighting which I am now studying at degree level. CAPA College prepared me with the skills, expertise and confidence to successfully gain a place at Rose Bruford.”