AT THE BOTTLE YARD TV & FILM STUDIOS
STAGE & SCREEN PRODUCTION ARTS

ABOUT THE COURSE

Our Stage and Screen Production Arts Diploma developed in partnership with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - part of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, and one of the leading drama schools in the world, brings a strong new offer for young people in Bristol. There are so many opportunities for well-trained people ‘backstage’ in the arts and entertainment industry and yet so few people are aware of these hidden careers.

 

The course offers practical, hands-on education and training across theatre, recorded media and events and is based on the tried and tested boomsatsuma model of industry-based skills development. The company has become a significant player in the provision of creative education in the region and its courses have a proven track record for preparing students for a bright future. We are pleased to endorse this much-needed initiative and look forward to help make it a success.

The course is a full time two year Extended Level 3 Diploma (that’s the equivalent of up to 3 A* A-levels) at the end of which you can choose to progress to university. You’ll experience a comprehensive teaching programme of workshops, classes and productions taught by expert staff. Places are limited to a maximum of 30 students per year.

As a Stage and Screen Production Arts student you will be at the heart of Bristol’s creative community, taking advantage of the wide range of partnerships that boomsatsuma has built in the city’s vibrant theatre scene.

Express your interest by completing the above form and we'll get in touch with you to talk through your options.

Have you ever thought how great it would be to control the sound desk at Glastonbury, be part of the backstage team on the latest hit musical, or be a camera operator on the latest Bond movie?

 Your first step should be the new boomsatsuma

 stage and screen production arts course.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE THIS COURSE? 

 

A personalised learning programme to develop your skills and to help you achieve your ambitions beyond the course.

 

21 hours a week of contact time (on average), compared with around 12-14 hours in many FE colleges

 

Teaching delivered by industry professionals and work experiences with Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Bottle Yard Studio 

 

A professional working atmosphere in the heart of a major TV and film studios to help you excel

On the course you will take units in:

 

• Lighting design

• Sound design 

• Set design 

 

• Lighting and sound technician skills

• Stage and TV floor management

• Event management

 

• Camera operation

• Film editing

• Music production techniques

 

The course will introduce you to a wide range of  technical and production arts disciplines, giving you an excellent grounding in TV, film, theatre and events, and through our partnerships, first-hand experience of what life is like working in the industry.

 

It’s designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to progress to university to study for a degree, to further professional training at a drama school or into 

employment. The skills learnt on this course will help you in a variety of careers within television, film, theatre and events. 

 

In the second year you will work on productions  produced by the Professional Acting and Dance Theatre courses.

 

QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Stage and Screen Production Arts Extended Diploma

UCAS: Up to 168 points - Equivalent to 3 A levels 

Duration: 2 years

Attendance: Full-time 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS QUALIFICATION?

Have you ever thought how great it would be to control the sound desk at Glastonbury , be part of the backstage team on the latest hit musical, or be a camera operator the latest Bond movie? Well those jobs are achievable and your first step should be the new boomsatsuma stage and screen production arts course.

 

With this qualification that’s equivalent to 3 A levels you’ll be able to progress to a drama school technical theatre programme such as: 

 

 

There you’ll be able to specialise as well as continue learning about a broad range of skills.

Equally you could decide to study TV production at a university such as:

 

 

...or you’ll be able to go straight into a higher apprenticeship or employment.

 

The industry has a national skills shortage and as a result there are fantastic job opportunities

 

There’s never been a better time to go into stage and screen production.

HOW TO APPLY

Entry requirements

You’ll need to be on track to get at least five GCSEs grades A*- C or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma (at merit or distinction). In exceptional cases we can take students who don’t have GCSE English or Maths at grade C or above and we can provide tuition in those qualifications alongside the course. Though experience of dance, drama or expressive arts subjects are advantageous in giving you a sense of what’s involved, we are more interested in raw talent and welcome your application even if you have had little or no experience. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in the way we recruit.

Application process

To apply go to boomsatsuma.education/apply or click the apply button in the menu bar. A member of our team will review your application and you will be invited in for an interview.

Course costs

16 to 18-year-olds


If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for trips and recommended text books.


19-year-olds and over


If you’re aged 19 or over, you may be eligible if you have specific circumstances or an EHCP. Please contact boomsatsuma for further information. 

LOCATION

The Bottle Yard Studios

Whitchurch Ln

Bristol

BS14 0BH

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