• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyEdexcel


These is a practical and work related course providing a variety of theoretical and practical based modules related to the production arts. You will look at theatre production skills trying them out in a workshop setting which reflects some of the conditions, demands and time constraints of a professional environment.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

A wide range of options are offered for the specialist units including:

  • Deputy Stage Manager
  • Production Workshop
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Lighting Operation
  • Sound Operations
  • Scenic Construction for the Stage
  • Scenic Painting
  • Stage Model Making
  • Mask Making
  • Prop Making
  • Front of House
  • Stage Make-up for Performance

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 2 vocational qualification and /or five GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above.

You will be continuously assessed through succesfully completing a series of assignments and projects.

University opportunities
 Past students have progressed to study degrees and professional diplomas in stage management, production arts, lighting design, sound design, technical production, event management, entertainment management and theatre studies.

Stage school opportunities
Past students have progressed to a number of stage schools such as LAMDA, Mountview, LIPA, and Backstage Academy.

Career opportunities
Career opportunities include stage management, lighting, sound, technical management, theatre management and events management.


Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.