I've put all the modules taught on my course to good use. The skills I developed helped me adapt to my new job incredibly quickly.


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    If you love theatre and the performing arts but prefer to be off stage rather than on it then this is the course for you.

    You’ll learn how to construct and operate lighting rigs, run live sound PA systems, explore theatrical design concepts and develop interactive installation projects.

    Our experienced staff will add to these practical skills by teaching you stage and production management and you’ll gain experience and confidence working on student productions. You will leave university well equipped for a career in the creative industries.

    Why study Theatre Production?

    At the heart of our Theatre Production degree lies an employability focus with the structure, delivery and content of the programme modules defined with an industry relevant skillset in mind.

    We are always looking to link with local partners to make sure that the course content is practical and current to the needs of a constantly developing live arts sector. You will work closely with our School technical team in delivering a number of live performance ventures across the year which can span student projects to visiting professional shows. You will be constantly honing and developing your understanding of the production processes vital in the presentation of live events.

      All about the course

      In Year 1 you will engage with those crucial building block skills relating to sound, lighting, theatre design and stage management within modules such as Introduction to Performance Lighting, introduction to Theatre Design and Introduction to Performance Sound.

      Entry requirements

      Qualification type


      A Levels BCC
      BTEC DMM
      Access 6 Distinctions and 39 Merits
      International Baccalaureate 28 Points
      Combinations A combination of qualifications totalling 104 -112 UCAS points

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

      More information about entry requirements.

      UCAS Points

      Module information

      Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

      Core/optional modules

      How you’ll learn

      The Theatre Technology and Production degree is taught in two semesters each year, separated by a two week assessment period in January.

      You will take 60 credits (3 modules) in each semester. Your actual contact hours will depend on the optional modules you select. Typically, a 20 credit module has around 50 contact hours, but there are variations in the case of some modules, particularly where a module might be delivered predominantly by individual tutorials or mentoring supervision for instance.

      You will learn through a variety of approaches depending on the module content including lectures, seminars, practical workshops, one-to-one tuition, independent learning, case studies, group work and presentations.

      When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves working on performance or production projects, reading, practising with technical equipment, rehearsing and preparing for coursework assignments, workshops or seminars. Your module tutor will direct you towards specific activities to complete before class.

      For the optional dissertation in year three, you will undertake independent research. You will work under the supervision of a member of the course team. You will meet with your supervisor regularly.

      All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

      Your overall workload typically consists of 12-14 contact hours. You will undertake additional hours independent learning and assessment activity. In addition, there will be other, extra-curricular theatre activities to attend that will support and enhance your learning.

      For every 20-credit module there is 50 hours of contact time but there are variations in the case of some modules, particularly where a module might be delivered predominantly by individual tutorials for instance. It is expected that there will be 150 hours of additional study time to undertake directed tasks, practice, research and assignments.

      The staff team consists of highly qualified academics and practitioners who have a range of expertise and experience. The staff teaching on the Theatre Production degree will typically include Senior Lecturers, Associate Lecturers and visiting professionals.

      When you're doing the Theatre Production course you'll be like a house technician for our spaces. You'll be working across them and delivering on schedules with whoever needs to access those spaces. And that looks great on your CV.

      Josh HowSchool of Creative Arts & Industries Technical Instructor

      How you’ll be assessed

      The balance of assessment type depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose, but you will be assessed by a range of methods including practical work (such as recordings, lighting visualisations, performance support work work), written work (such as commentaries and essays), and presentations. There are no exams. Feedback You will receive feedback on all assessments. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor. We aim to provide you with feedback within and 15 working days of hand-in or performance date.

      Your future career

      There is a constant need for people with technical skills within the live performance industries and it is an area that develops rapidly to embrace new technologies. Graduates from previous technical training pathways within our Performing Arts degree have gone on to work as technicians in the West End, cruise ships, national receiving house theatres, schools and colleges. 

      This course taught me a variety of technical skills within the theatrical world and helped me find out what I wanted to do in the future. Without having any previous experience in performance production I am now a full-time employee in the West End.

      LillyWorking in the West End


      The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

        UK** Overseas***
      Full-time £9,250 £14,500
      Part-time £4,625 £7,250

      Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

      Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

      **Home (UK) Fees

      The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

      In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

      ***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

      Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

      Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

      Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding

      Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Bursaries

      To celebrate 60 years of transforming lives through education new cash bursary and scholarship opportunities are available for students starting a degree in September 2022. See full details.

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