BA (Hons) Performance Technologies and Production - BA (Hons) Degree
GSA guildford school of acting
Millmead Centre, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4YT
Tel: 01483 560701
Fax: 01483 535431
Programme Director: Matthew Veitch
3 Years full time
This practice-based programme provides professional training in a wide range of production skills. Surrey graduates are confident, creative and technically skilled practitioners who have the ability and stamina to succeed in all areas of the entertainment industry.
You will work on a variety of productions, including plays, musicals, concerts, devised projects and events. Uniquely, at Surrey, you have the opportunity to collaborate with students from other disciplines within the School of Arts, including Digital Media Arts, Theatre Studies and Dance. Collaborations with students and staff in other programme areas such as engineering and Film/TV may also be possible.
The University campus boasts a modern, large and well-equipped theatre in the Ivy Arts Centre. GSA also uses many neighbouring theatres and other performance spaces for both teaching and public production namely: The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, The Mill Studio, Guildford, The Electric Theatre, Guildford. Also touring venues and site-specific locations and an industry showcase in London's West-End.
First year studies on this intensive course begin with a comprehensive introduction to all core subjects relating to performance technologies and production. You will receive teaching in, and opportunities to experience, a range of skills including stage management, sound, lighting, scenic design, construction, costume and digital scenography . You will end your introductory period of study by taking support roles on one or more of GSA's public productions.
In the second year you will be able to select one dedicated area for specialist development and progress this subject through your Foundation show roles. Additionally you will take a professional work experience placement, begin your first collaboration with students and staff within another School of Arts or allied department, initiate your Professional Development Planning and end the year with your Principal show role allowing you to demonstrate an intermediate level of skill and knowledge in your chosen subject.
In your final year of study you will advance your practical production skills through your Final show roles, taking senior creative or production-critical responsibility across a range of public performances. An industry placement features as a further core part of your studies in this year as does the Professional Development module that is realised in the practical preparation and presentation of your work at an industry showcase event in London's West-End.