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Technical Theatre Arts (Now at BOA Stage & Screen)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Technical Theatre Arts

Our Technical Theatre and Live Events course prepares young people to progress into the stage, theatre and live events industry.

This free, full-time, post-16 course is underpinned by the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts Practice (Technical), worth the equivalent of 3 A'levels.

This is a 2 year course.

Want to work in live sound, lighting, projection, and visual FX for theatres, festivals, live events and shows? Interested in lights and lasers, sound systems, pyrotechnics, smoke machines, automation?

At BOA Stage and Screen Production we place significant emphasis on work-readiness, project based learning and industry collaboration, and our purpose-built curriculum has been designed in collaboration with major UK industry partners to ensure our students are genuinely work-ready when they leave us. The Technical Theatre and Live Events course at BOA Stage and Screen Production academy is much, much more than the BTEC course alone, it is a passport into the industry.

Students at BOA Stage and Screen will undertake a sequence of live industry projects, working with major partners such as the PRG and the Old Rep Theatre, choosing roles, attending relevant workshops and classes, executing their duties, and keeping a journal and e-portfolio as evidence. For example, every year our Year 13 students run the major Xmas show at the Old Rep Theatre, and Birmigham Pipeline Festival in the CIty Centre.

The content of the journal and e-portfolio is regularly assessed against the BTEC Level3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts Practice (Technical), worth the equivalent of 3 A'levels.

Students will achieve the Foundation Diploma (worth 1.5 A’levels) at the end of their first year of study. They will then have the option to ‘top-up’ their BTEC to an Extended Diploma (worth 3 A’levels) in their second year of study.

This means students leave equipped with the qualifications, credits, experience and professional network they need to progress directly into the industry, or pursue further studies at the very best universities.


Students on the Technical Theatre Arts course work alongside BOA staff and students on a number of projects. Please bear in mind that this course is delivered at BOA Stage & Screen Production and students must register at that institution for this course. To be redirected, please click on the link below.


If you are interested in studying technical theatre arts or any aspect of the production arts, please visit boa stage & screen production academy.