Media, Broadcast and Production: Events and Venues Technician T Level | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This T Level course is suitable if you have a keen interest in the technology and processes that underlie modern TV and film production and live events. You should have a willingness to learn new skills as well as a determination to develop specialist areas of interest. The course will upskill you in areas identified with industry including camera operation, lighting, audio capture, staging, rigging and editing.

Topics may include:

  • Stage management and production management
  • Stage lighting design, automation and operation
  • Live sound reinforcement
  • Sound design
  • Technical venue support and installation
  • Events management
  • Set design and scenic construction
  • Props management.

The programme allows you to study a wide range of subjects within the live production industry. This two-year qualification has been designed as an alternative to A Levels in collaboration with employers and businesses. This is a new and exciting replacement for Level 3 programmes.

As part of this course, you are also encouraged to specialise in areas of production that interest you, in both internal and external projects, through your work placement and specialist facilities on campus. As part of this programme, you will have regular access to the McMillan Theatre and be taught by experienced tutors.

Assessment Methods

Assessments are conducted using a wide variety of methods enabling you to showcase your practical skills and understanding of the subject area. You will be assessed through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work¬, presentations and analysis. This could involve technology projects, individual research, group work, project work and performance support. On successful completion of the course, you will receive a qualification equivalent to three A Levels. The practical assessments have been developed in accordance with the needs of employers and our local industry in order to provide the best opportunity for progression. As part of this programme, you will also gain extensive occupational experience on an external industry placement in conjunction with a local employer. An industry placement is a core component of the T Level offering as it represents 20% of the overall programme. Achievement of the industry placement and working with an appropriate employer for the requisite hours is essential for achievement and awarding of the final qualification. During the industry placement, you need to complete between 315 and 420 hours across the two years, which will fit around your in-class studies.

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, you will be equipped with the skills required to apply directly for employment as part of a theatre or live events production team. You could also study a Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship, or higher-level technical qualification. T Levels provide you with UCAS points that count towards degree-level entry requirements if you would like to progress to university.

Course Summary

Course Title Media, Broadcast and Production: Events and Venues Technician T Level
Entry Requirements

You will need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including English and maths, and a keen interest in the topic. Entry is subject to a successful interview.

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My animation skills have improved greatly since I have been learning at BTC. The College uses specialist software such as Adobe Animate and the equipment we use is the same that is used in industry. Alongside my course I am a member of the BTC Animation Academy where we do even more animation and enter competitions.

Dylan Jones

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