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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

FdA Production Arts (Stage)

UCAS Code: W450

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Stage management

The FdA course is an intensive two-year programme for students who already have some knowledge of Stage Management/technical theatre or students that have already gained a degree.

The course provides students with advanced level skills and knowledge in Stage Management and technical theatre so that they can be employed directly on completion of the course in professional theatre companies and other related industries.

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

Within this, they learn theoretical and practical aspects of stage management, lighting, sound, prop-making and scenic construction.

They also learn a range of common skills: communication, problem solving, time management and leadership. In the following four terms, the students are treated as professionals, with support and mentoring from tutors.
They work in Stage Management, prop-making, construction and technical teams on public productions and work closely with other production departments.

Students will spend up to three weeks on placement with a professional organisation. This is an integral part of this second year enabling students to match their career aspirations to the practical reality of a professional environment.

Students are also offered a series of 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.

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 year one, but there are optional modules in year two 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 Stage Management

Credit requirements: 120 from the above 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)
Plus either: Module Number: UAMA95-30-2 Module Name: Departmental Management B (30 credits) or Module Number: UAMAL7-30-2 Module Name: Preparing for Employment (30 credits)

Award: Foundation Degree (FdA) PRODUCTION ARTS (STAGE)

Credit requirements 240 from the above specific Level 1 and Level 2 modules.

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

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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

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


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Stage management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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