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BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts - Production Arts Pathway


The BTEC Level 2 TECH Award is an intensive and exciting two-year course, delivered by highly qualified teaching staff who cover different aspects of the Performing Arts: Production Arts programme by teaching technical skills through vocational contexts. The Production Arts Pathway is a practical course enabling students to develop and extend their creative skills, such as set design, costume design, lighting and sound for live performance, as well as honing their technical skills alongside an understanding of the performing arts world. This specialist programme is aimed at students who are passionate about developing their knowledge, understanding and application of technical theatre and production arts.  Students should have a respect for collaborative learning, creativity, commitment and motivation. Students will be expected to develop good literacy skills alongside subject specific vocabulary and have a positive response to reading around the subject, including selected practitioners

Over the two years students will learn about working in the performing arts industry and the jobs and opportunities available in this sector. Students on the Performing Arts: Production Arts pathway will have the opportunity to support productions in BOA’s contemporary studio theatre as well as productions at the traditional Old Rep Theatre.  The opportunity to study and achieve Bronze and Silver Arts Awards is also built in to the course.



The BTEC TECH Award consists of 3 Components:

  • Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts: Production Arts (Internally assessed)
  • Component 2: Developing skills and techniques in the Performing Arts: Production Arts (Internally Assessed)
  • Component 3: Responding to a Brief (Externally Assessed 3 Hour assessment / 40% of the overall grade)



Students will take part in a range of workshops to develop their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas that support the production arts sector.  Students will also support a number of performance projects and performances, led by the production arts staff and industry specialists. Theatre trips and extra-curricular activities will also be offered to enhance students’ awareness and appreciation of the production arts sector.