About the course:

The Production course builds on the Northbrook Theatre department’s high reputation for excellence in technical theatre, stage management, theatre design and design crafts.

Full production experience on a range of public shows in The Northbrook Theatre and our new studio theatre makes this course unique in the region.

Resources include fully equipped professional theatre with ETC Ion lighting desk, intelligent and generic lighting fixtures, DigiCo Digital Sound Desk, wireless and shotgun microphones, projector, video mapping software, QLab workstations, wireless technical intercom, hemp and counterweight fly tower, wardrobe, make-up and prop studios, paint gallery and scenic workshop.

  • Lighting and sound
  • Production process
  • Performing arts business
  • Stage design and presentation

English and Maths are part of the core programme of study. Students who have not achieved grade A*-C / 9-4 in English or Maths will be required to study the appropriate level as part of their main qualification. More information

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

Kit List


Fleece, trousers, t-shirts, shorts socks

PPE (personal protective equipment)

Steel toe capped boots, riggers gloves


Adjustable wrench 6” and 8”, leatherman or multi-tool, torch (handheld  or led head torch), scale ruler, portable usb flashdrive.

All students need portable USB flash drive.

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

You will be invited to show relevant examples of your work at interview.

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

Progression / Career:

After 1 year at Level 2, you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Diploma in Production Arts. This means you can apply for Level 3 of this course or one of the other Level 3 courses in this department – or for related A Levels or further professional training.


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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Click here to apply online 
Click here to apply on paper

To apply on line, please use the link at the top of the course web page: Level 2 Performing Arts courses

Or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

Admissions Office

Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
BN12 6NU

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

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