Technical Theatre and Production Arts
The Manchester College
Key Course Facts
Are you interested in working behind the scenes in theatre, learning your trade in sound, lighting, and scenic construction, as well as production and stage management?
Based at The Arden School of Theatre this HND in Technical Theatre and Production Arts will provide you with the skills necessary to enter the exciting world of technical theatre.
Initially you will concentrate on operational level skills, including sound, lighting, and scenic construction, before moving into design and stage management in your second year. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside our performing arts degree students on their final productions, working with top creative directors from the industry on real life projects whilst being mentored by industry specialists.
The Arden School of Theatre immerses you into a community of theatre makers, performers, and creatives; helping you to achieve and be the best you can be. We also enjoy strong relationships with local theatres including Contact Theatre, The Royal Exchange, 53Two, and Hope Mill Theatre.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
in a related subject area
We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Technical Theatre and Production Arts, HND, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
About The Manchester College
The Manchester College is the most prominent provider of further education in the United Kingdom, with more than ten campus locations across the city of Manchester, England.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Technical Theatre and Production Arts HND||University of the Highlands and Islands||-||-||20%||£6915||£7230||138||Inverness||On campus Full-time|
|Technical Theatre HNC||University of the Highlands and Islands||-||-||20%||£6915||£7230||138||Inverness||On campus Full-time|
|Musical Theatre HND||University of the Highlands and Islands||-||-||20%||£6915||£7230||138||Inverness||On campus Full-time|
|Performing Arts - Musical Theatre HND||Wakefield College||94%||-||15%||£6750||-||-||Wakefield||On campus Full-time|
|Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre HND||Wakefield College||94%||-||15%||£6750||-||-||Wakefield||On campus Full-time|
|Drama (TAR Uwchradd) PGCE||Cardiff Metropolitan University||94%||-||15%||£9000||£13000||-||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Drama (Secondary PGCE) PGCE||University of Wales||94%||-||15%||£7800||£15000||-||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Theatre Arts CertHE||University of Essex||94%||-||15%||£9250||£16850||-||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) HND||Weymouth College||-||-||-||£5750||£5750||-||Weymouth||On campus Full-time|
|PGCE Secondary Drama PGCE||University of Reading||-||-||-||£9250||£18650||-||Reading||On campus Full-time|