York College

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Up to £37,000

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Actors, entertainers and presenters

Up to £39,000

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Business and related associate professionals n.e.c.

Up to £27,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.

Please note a relevant Level 2 Diploma will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.


Two year course

What will I study?

A highly practical programme, you will learn by completing a range of projects and assignments based on realistic entertainment productions, activities and demands. All students will explore the following areas before finding a specialism:

  • Stage Management
  • Set Design & Construction
  • Sound Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Prop Making

What could it lead to?

This course can lead to immediate employment or access into the higher education sector. 

Past students destinations include:

  • Apprenticeships in major London theatres
  • Programming lighting on cruise ships
  • Stage management with touring theatre companies
  • Set construction at the National Theatre

Higher education destinations include:

  • Bristol Old Vic
  • Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Guildhall
  • Rose Bruford
  • ALRA
  • Backstage Academy
  • SSR - Manchester


A materials contribution of £65 is applied to this course.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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