BA (Hons) Production & Technical Arts Top-Up

Stand out from the rest with our exceptional and rewarding BA (Hons) Top-Up degree.
Train at LAMDA on the BA (Hons) Production & Technical Arts Top-Up course

Overview

Minimum age
18

Academic requirements
Foundation Degree in relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience

Course length
One year

Course cost
UK/EU: £9,250 per year
International students: £19,669 per year

Applications now open
The closing date for applications is 1 May 2020

Admission process
Application and interview

Degree awarded by
University of Kent

Open days
7 Dec and 7 March

Is this course for me?

You’ll have to be dedicated and determined to succeed and demonstrate how you can apply your passion for your chosen career in production and technical arts. You’ll also need to be able to work under your own initiative and collaboratively, and have the creative spark to bring a new way of thinking to your chosen field in production and technical arts.

This production course is designed to build on your existing experience and knowledge. On this course, you'll choose one of the following specialisms:

  • Lighting  
  • Sound  
  • Stage Management  
  • Production Management  
  • Scenic Construction  
  • Screen & Audio

Key information

You will need to have a Merit at Foundation Degree level in a relevant subject, or be able to demonstrate equivalent learning in a professional environment.  

You need to be a fluent English speaker. Non-native speakers do not need to provide an English language test report when they apply as we assess English at the interviews. However, you’ll need to provide a valid IELTS test report with an overall score of seven if you’re offered a place. 

We are currently reviewing our course teaching timetable and will be publishing term dates from 2020-21 in the next few weeks.

Course fees

Cost for UK/EU students: £9,250 per year 

Cost for international students: £19,669 

Application and interview fees

First round interview fee: £12

A LAMDA Production & Technical Arts student working on a lighting rig

All about the course

During this one-year technical arts course, you’ll undertake a senior production role in your chosen specialism on one of our major public productions or short films. 

With our support, you’ll secure a 10- to 12-week work placement where you’ll develop further professional practice and make vital connections within the industry. 

The third requirement is a dissertation module, where, with our help, you will choose, define, research and complete a project of your own. You can choose to either produce a 13,000 word dissertation, or a 7,000 word dissertation alongside a practical project.

What will I get out of the course?

Once you've completed the course you will: 

  • Be equipped with all the necessary skills and experience for a rewarding career at the relevant technical level in the entertainment industry
  • Gain a thorough knowledge of the performing arts industry and feel comfortable working as part of a professional theatre company or film production team
  • Be able to apply research and presentation skills successfully in order to enhance your professional practice

This course has a maximum intake of ten. Most tuition will take place in groups of five or less, so you’ll be working closely with the teacher in small groups, but you’ll also have plenty of time to get personalised one on one training and some sessions will involve the whole group.

Teaching takes place at LAMDA in Barons Court, west London and our scenic workshops in Bermondsey.  

Your outline timetable will be produced one month before each term starts, so that you can start planning your time. There are three terms per year, starting in September, January and April. 

We are currently reviewing our course teaching timetable for our 2020/21 intake, so the timetable and course content may change after you have applied for a course. You’ll be consulted first before any significant changes.

Our Academic Services team provides access to a full range of appropriate academic support, including study skills, support for learners with dyslexia or dyspraxia, and other physical equipment or software needed to support you.

Academic Services also arrange access to any specialist help needed to support your physical or mental wellbeing, such as physiotherapy, vocal health or counselling. You’ll also have free online support with our digital health and wellbeing platform - Big White Wall.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed continuously during all your classes and projects. There will also be a summative (final) assessment which takes place at the end of each module. 

LAMDA’s Higher Education qualifications are all currently awarded by the University of Kent. However, we’re undergoing a process which may result in our being able to award our own degrees. If this is the case, we’ll let you know, and if you’re already enrolled you’ll be able to choose whether you would prefer to receive your award from the University of Kent or from LAMDA directly.

Credits: 120 Credits in total  

  • Production Skills (30 Credits)
  • Placement Learning (30 Credits)
  • Dissertation (60 Credits)

Final degree outcomes are calculated on the basis of marks from the year, weighted according to the credit value of each module. 

Our Higher Education qualifications are all currently awarded by the University of Kent. However, we’re undergoing a process which may result in our being able to award our own degrees. If this is the case, we’ll let you know, and if you’re already enrolled with us you’ll be able to choose whether you would prefer to receive your award from the University of Kent or from LAMDA directly.

Join us for an open day

Join us on 7 December or 7 March for an informal open day to find out more about kick-starting a career in production and the technical arts.

Two LAMDA Production & Technical Arts students working on lights in the Sainsbury Theatre

We're here to help

At LAMDA, we’re a family. We’ll make sure you get all the support you need to feel at home. Read on for more information about accommodation, visas, healthcare, housing, insurance and student support.

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Your future career

Your work placement will play a huge part in gaining professional experience in the area of your choice. And you’ll have many other opportunities to network with current industry practitioners, and we will ensure you’re prepared both for interviews with employers and self-employment.  

You’ll also have access to the Genesis LAMDA Network when you graduate which provides mentoring and a bridge into the industry.

Apply now

Applications are open. Applying to LAMDA can be done quickly and easily. You can pause and resume your application at any time. Just make sure you submit your application by the deadline.

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