About the course:

The course is for students interested in designing and making for Theatre and Film, including scenic design and construction, prop making, special effects make-up, costume design, making and wardrobe management.

The course covers a broad range of styles and techniques that are demonstrated through collaborations with performance and production students resulting in public performances and exhibitions.

Facilities include a range of scenic craft and production facilities, wardrobe and costume studio, the main construction workshop with wood, metal and plastics bays, casting, finishing and stage prop workshops, scene dock and industrial paint frame.

If you have less than grade C/4 in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.

Students will be expected to provide the following kit:

  • PPE (personal protective equipment): steel toe capped boots
  • Tools: scale ruler, portable usb flashdrive
  • Suitable work clothes (overalls)

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

Course Leader:



Sadie Anderson

01903 273229 (Please leave an answerphone message)

Course Alumni:

Entry Requirements:

To start on this course you need:

At least 3 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, including English and maths
a relevant Level 1 qualification, including English and maths requirements and a tutor reference.

Applicants are auditioned.

(Students with at least 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/ 9-4 (including English) may be able to start on the Level 3 course instead.)

If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.

Progression / Career:

After 1 year you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts (Design). This means you can apply for the Extended Diploma course (below).

After 2 years you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Production Arts (Design).

This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses or seek work in industry. You could also apply to many other specialist courses at universities/drama schools. The qualification attracts 72, 120 and 168 UCAS tariff points for Pass, Merit and Distinction grades respectively.

See UCAS tariff point values for these qualifications

Funding & Financial Support

Age 16-17 starters -You will not have to pay fees on condition you are still under 19 on 31st August in each year of the course.

Age 18+ starters – Some students may have to pay for part of their course. More information»

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Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form

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