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About the course

Are you interested in a career making, designing, producing or organising live events, theatre, music and entertainment? 

Studying at both Rose Bruford College in Sidcup and London South East Colleges - Greenwich, this brand new course gives you the skills you need to go on to University. 

What you will study

This brand new, unique Access to HE Diploma - Production Arts gives you the opportunity to explore each element of set design, costumes, set construction, lighting, sound and stage management, through practical hands on training, as well as understanding how the live entertainment industry works. 


  • Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work
  • A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work

Entry requirements

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • GCSEs - grades A-C / 9-4 in English and maths preferred, however, each application will be considered on an individual basis
  • Selection is by interview, initial screening, literacy and numeracy tests

Costs and loans

  • The Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course

Moving forward

On successful level completion of the course, you will be given a place on one of Rose Bruford College’s three year production degrees:

  • Costume Production
  • Creative Lighting Control
  • Lighting Design
  • Performance Sound
  • Scenic Arts
  • Stage and Event Management 
  • Theatre Design

Additional information

  • Access is an intensive study programme; you must be completely committed to hard work and are required to maintain 100% attendance
  • You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load

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