The Level 3 Live Events & Production course offers students a range of industry skills, giving them the opportunity to explore various aspects of working as a professional in a fast paced, exciting industry. This course will introduce you to the inner workings of the live events industry from a holistic perspective, covering many different aspects such as Live Music Events and Festivals, Theatre Performances, Corporate, Charity and Pop-up Events, Installations & Exhibitions and Interactive Experiences.

  • What will I learn?

    Areas of study include: Event Design and Production, Event Construction, Marketing and Promotion, Creative Skills development, Lighting & Sound Design and Operation, Problem Solving & Research Skills. Youll be assessed on a number of projects each term.

  • Example modules

    Principles of Performance, Introduction to Professional Practice, Engaging With an Audience, Critical & Contextual Awareness, Production Skills, Collaborative Project

  • How will I be assessed?

    Youll be assessed on a number of assignments each term. The course is internally assessed with the final assignment each year externally moderated by UAL. The final assessments each year provide you with your overall achievement pass, merit or distinction. At the end of the two-year course you will receive a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements are at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or higher including English and/or Maths. If you are missing English or Maths then you will need to retake the GCSE at college alongside this course. Progression routes from Level 2 are considered.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Many students go to university after the course it is the equivalent of 3 A levels, so you will earn the same UCAS points to enable you to progress. Other students find useful pathways into employment. There are many opportunities within the events sector for graduates such as theatre companies, festival and music event organisation, art galleries, temporary events and corporate and charity event work.

  • Cost of Study

    In addition to the main course, students are expected to undertake a short online course in PUWER which is designed to teach them the basic health and safety aspects of using powertools and workshop machinery at a cost of £30. All students will need a pair of steel toe-capped work boots or work shoes for use when rigging staging and other equipment as well as having suitable clothing for practical elements, smart Front of House" clothing for events and black t-shirts and trousers/jeans for back stage work. Branded t-shirts and hoodies will also be available and these will be needed for any external events that are undertaken during the course."

  • Additional Information

    As well as setting up events such as live music, cinema events and exhibitions/installations, youll also get the opportunity in the second year to go on production day visits. Weve taken students backstage at Download Festival, as well as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Killers, The Who, The Prodigy and Gorillaz in venues such as the O2 Arena London Docklands, the LG Arena and the NIA Birmingham to name a few. We also have ties to Pinewood film studios and have opportunities to run events on site.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 3
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code FLEAPL3DP
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