start your career in Event Production

Length

Two Years

Level

Level 3

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LOVE STAGING EVENTS?

SO DO WE!

If you love the technical aspect of events, then this Event Production course is a perfect way to gain the skills to work behind the scenes at festivals, exhibitions, venues, conferences and theatres.

. You will...

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Get involved in the planning and logistics of staging an event.
OPERATE EVENT LIGHTING
Programme and run lighting for a variety of productions.
RUN LIVE SOUND
Install and operate live sound systems for a variety of events.
STAGE DESIGN & MANAGEMENT
Design and build stage sets and manage stage areas.
DEVELOP BUSINESS SKILLS
Get to grips with the business side of the events industry learning about management, funding, marketing and promotion.
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  • Start your creative career
  • Get Industry experience
  • Get a qualification
  • Day to Day practicalities
  • Signing Up
Start your
creative career

Choosing the Event Production course is the beginning of your journey into the creative industries. The creative sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the UK economy and a great and exciting place in which to work. This course can lead onto:

  • A creative degree at university where you can gain further skills in preparation for work. This may be an event production degree or another subject which takes your fancy. You will need to complete both years of the Event Production course in order to generate the UCAS points for university entry.
  • Employment, or self-employment, in the creative industries. This may be in event production or another area of creative industries.
  • A creative apprenticeship as a stepping stone to work.
Get Industry experience

Being at Access is so much more than just doing a course. You will have the chance to get first-hand experience of the music and creative industries. Here are some of the opportunities you can take advantage of:

  • EVENTS – You’ll have unique opportunities to provide technical production for a variety of events.
  • MASTERCLASSES –Access promotes masterclasses by industry professionals.
  • TWINE – All our students get free Twine membership, which is an online platform allowing creative people to collaborate on projects and earn money!
  • FOCUSRITEAccess is proud of its partnership with Focusrite. You will have the chance to get your hands on over £500 of FREE Focusrite audio plug-ins, supported by special Focusrite workshops.
Get a qualification

On successful completion you will get a recognised qualification which you can add to your creative CV:

  • Two year BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts. This can generate up to 168 UCAS points on the 2017 tariff. Please note these UCAS points are for a Distinction* and lower grades generate considerably fewer points.
  • The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.
Day to Day
practicalities
  • The Event Production course lasts for two years.
  • It is usually delivered over three to four days per week from September to June (daytime). How long you are in college will depend on what additional English and Maths sessions you need to attend.
  • If you aged 16-18 on 31st August 2018, and/or at the start of the Event Production course then the course if FREE
  • If you aged 19+ on 31st August 2018, and/or at the start of your Event Production course then you will have to pay £4000 per year. However, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of this course. You will only have to repay the loan when you start to earn over £21,000 per year.
Signing up

Applying for this Event Production course is easy. All you need to do is fill in our online application form and we will get back in touch with some suggested dates of when we can meet up to discuss it further.

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: We value your creative passion and skills above all else. However, you will also need to demonstrate that you are able to work at Level 3 (A Level standard). For school leavers we will require evidence of your predicted and actual grades, backed up by a school reference. As a guide, this course is for those with some experience, or understanding, of event production. Please note you will not be able to enrol if you will be under the age of 16 on 31st August. Applications from people under this age are still welcome, but will be deferred to the following year.

 

  • INTERVIEW: You will be invited to an audition/interview. You should come prepared to talk about any previous experience in events, such as skills in using sound or lighting equipment, or in designing stage sets. You can view/download a detailed Interview Guide from the link below.

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