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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

BA (Hons) Production Arts (Stage and Screen)

UCAS Code: W45A

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Stage management

The BA Hons Production Arts (Stage and Screen) provides a broad-based training, combining theatre, TV/film and radio drama production skills.

In the first three terms the course provides a grounding in all the core production disciplines needed to work as a professional.

Within this, students learn theoretical and practical aspects of stage management, lighting, sound, prop-making and scenic construction. Students also learn a range of common skills: communication, problem solving, time management and leadership.

In the second year, BA Hons students then broaden their training by being involved in a range of theatre productions and film/radio drama recordings, including one 11-week term based at our Christchurch Studios in Clifton village. Students work on location film shoots, stop-motion animation and audio recordings.

In their final year, students specialise in their chosen discipline and continue training in either theatre production or in film and TV.

Students will spend up to five weeks on placement with a professional production company or organisation.

This is an integral part of the final year enabling students to match their career aspirations to the practical reality of a work environment.

Students are also offered interviews with professionals from the relevant industry.

Our success in graduate employment is excellent.

Graduates go on to have careers in a wide range of jobs including in stage management, lighting, sound, automation and construction working with companies such as the RSC, The Globe, The Royal National Theatre, Cameron MacIntosh, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Royal ballet etc and numerous other UK regional rep companies and international theatre and production companies.

Students specialising in Film and TV find employment on Feature Films, TV location filming and post production, Animation and a wide range of independent film production.

Please note: All applicants must be aged 18 or over at the start of the course.

Applications - further details

We will only accept one application per applicant, per year.

We will not accept applications if you have previously applied in four or more consecutive years.

Modules

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: All modules are compulsory in years one and two but there are optional modules in year three, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. Year 1 Module Number: UAMPC3-40-1 Module Name: Stage Management (40 credits) Module Number: UAMNAR-40-1 Module Name: Scenic Crafts (40 credits) Module Number: UAMPC6-20-1 Module Name: Principles and Practice of Performance Lighting (20 credits) Module Number: UAMPC7-20-1 Module Name: Principles and Practice of Sound Production (20 credits) Optional Modules: There are no optional modules for this stage of this award. Interim Award: Cert HE Professional Stage Management Credit requirements: 120 from these specific level 1 modules. Year 2 Module Number: UAMPC8-30-2 Module Name: Stage and Technical Management in Performance (30 credits) Module Number: UAMPC9-30-2 Module Name: Departmental Management (30 credits) Module Number: UAMPD3-30-2 Module Name: Stage and Technical Operation (30 credits) Module Number: UAMPD4-30-2 Module Name: Recorded Media (30 credits) Optional Modules: There are no optional modules for this stage of this award Interim Award: Dip HE Professional Stage Management Credit requirements: 240 from these specific Level 1 and Level 2 modules. Year 3 Compulsory Modules: Module Number: UAMPD5-40-3 Module Name: Head of Department – A (40 credits) Module Number: UAMA96-40-3 Module Name: Employment Focus (40 credits) Optional Modules: Module Number: UAMPF5-40-3 Module Name: Head of Department – B (40 credits) or Module Number: UAMPD6-40-3 Module Name: Recording Project (40 credits) Award: BA Hons PRODUCTION ARTS (STAGE AND SCREEN) Credit requirements: BA Hons - 360 credits.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on their professional practice on a pass or fail basis. Judgements about students’ performance are made against the relevant professional standards. UWE qualifications are awarded as nonclassified/non-differentiated. Each module has one element of assessment and students are assessed on basic competencies in each module and ability to work to the project brief.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

John Pitt Stage Management Scholarship - £3,000 per annum in each year of training towards tuition fees based on talent.

The Uni


Course location:

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Department:

Production Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
high
Stage management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Stage management

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