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Start date: 01/09/2016 - SGS WISE
End date: 31/07/2018
Duration: 2 years - Full Time

Day(s): TBC
Course length: 2 years - Full Time
Qualifications: HND
Code: TBC
Cost: £6000


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HND Production Art

Higher Education

School of Creative Industries, Degree Overview Event
7th October 2017 10-12.30 pm and 9th June 2018 10.00-12.30 pm
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UCAS Code: W640 Institution code S55
Course: HND in Production Arts
Fee: £6,000

UCAS code W640 Institution Code S55


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.

The School 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.

What will I study?

Example modules include:

  • 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

You will also study:

  • Creative Arts Professional Practice
  • Creative Arts Research Skills

What do I need to join?

Students must be aged 18 or above with a guideline of 140 UCAS points from qualifications with the volume and depth of A levels or BTEC equivalent. Students will be expected to have a GCSE grade C pass in Maths and English. Mature students will be considered on an individual basis. Applications are via UCAS online.

What can I do next?

On successful completion of the HND, students will have the opportunity to top up to the full degree or seek employment.

Dates & Costs

HND Production Art

Start date: 01/09/2016
End date: 31/07/2018
Duration: 2 years - Full Time
Course length: 2 years - Full Time
Time(s): 9.30am - 4.30pm
Qualifications: HND
Code: TBC

Cost: £6000

Start End Time Campus
01/09/2016 31/07/2018 9.30am - 4.30pm SGS WISE