ADULT LEARNING COURSES

Theatre Technician Short Course

Our Theatre Technician course equips you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need to break into a role in technical theatre.

Become a Theatre Technician

Learn the art of stagecraft while working in a state-of-the-art production and performance space

Theatre Technicians play a vital role in the performing arts industry, ensuring that productions run smoothly and without complication. From the planning and setting up of equipment before shows to operating lighting rigs and sound design during performances, Theatre Technicians work hard behind the scenes to make sure the production is a success.

Our Theatre Technician course equips you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need to break into a role in technical theatre, so you can build a successful career providing in-demand technical support for stage productions, live events, location-based performances and more.

Work to a live brief and learn how to manage the key technical elements of setting up and supporting a live production or performance.

On this course, you’ll develop skills in several areas, including lighting, sound, health & safety, video production and more, working with industry-standard equipment in a purpose-built performance space.

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Start your career in theatre with us

A Theatre Technician qualification opens up many pathways for you to break into the rapidly-growing performing arts industry, which contributes billions of pounds to the UK economy.

Our programmes are designed to equip you with essential industry skills, recognised industry qualifications and real-life project experience. This course is designed to give you the skills you need to get you closer to your dream career in performing arts.

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What will you learn on BCE’s Theatre Technician course?

The sessions and activities on our Theatre Technician course will prepare you for a role in the industry, providing you with all the core skills and safety certifications needed to become a sought-after Theatre Technician.

1. Stagecraft and the production process

2. Working safely, risk assessments and theatre health & safety

3. Technical theatre roles and functions

4. Theoretical and practical lighting design

5. Theoretical and practical sound design

6. Developing and implementing sound and lighting plans

7. Video production and background projections

8. Developing ideas and concepts for a live brief

9. Preparing the performance space

10. Live production rehearsals

11. Finalising the production

12. Final live performance

Upcoming Dates

October 2022

Duration

4 weeks, 3 days per week.
Courses are delivered 100% online via zoom.

Course Eligibility Criteria
Must be 19+ years old as of August 31st 2022
Must have lived in the UK for at least 3 years
EU citizens will need proof of settlement status
Must live at a London postcode
Must be unemployed

Career Pathways for a Theatre Technician

Our students go on to have successful careers in London’s creative economy. Studying a Theatre Technician qualification can open up doors to a number of career pathways or options for further study.

Employment pathways:

  • Video engineer
  • Sound designer
  • Lighting operative
  • Stage manager
  • Scenic artist
  • Audio technician
  • Set designer

Further study and development:

  • Apprenticeship Vacancies
  • 1-1 dedicated employment support with our Employment Work Coach Heather
  • Further training and professional development
  • Further and Higher Education
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Meet the Tutor

Will Monks

Teaches: Technical Theatre

My name is Will. I’m an award-winning lighting and video designer working in technical theatre. After training at the prestigious Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, I’ve gone on to work in a variety of backstage roles, specialising in lighting and projection.

My work in technical theatre has taken me all around the world, from village halls to West End theatres and everything in between, collaborating on critically-acclaimed productions such as The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me, Far Gone, Petula and many more.

I have completed my 2D Animation Course with BCE this month. I adapt such a great amount of knowledge with Owen - my tutor. The information is introduced in a simple manner, and he'd generally answer my inquiry and help with any difficult that happens with my creation. I will recommend it to anybody!

I have completed my 2D Animation Course with BCE this month. I adapt such a great amount of knowledge with Owen - my tutor. The information is introduced in a simple manner, and he'd generally answer my inquiry and help with any difficult that happens with my creation. I will recommend it to anybody!

I just finished the Digital Marketing Course. Our lecturer, Matt, was really clear when explaining the topics and very patient too. You can definitely tell that he is dedicated and passionate to the field. Great experience, suggested to whoever wants to increase his knowledge about the field. It is quite hard to find other free courses that give the same services.

I just finished the Digital Marketing Course. Our lecturer, Matt, was really clear when explaining the topics and very patient too. You can definitely tell that he is dedicated and passionate to the field. Great experience, suggested to whoever wants to increase his knowledge about the field. It is quite hard to find other free courses that give the same services.

I have just finished digital marketing course and had Matt as a tutor. In a few months time I learned way more than at university. Matt is an amazing tutor, always ready to spend some extra time to explain you the topic once again if you did not understand it completely. I couldn't be happier that I found this course online. Thank you so much for everything!

I have just finished digital marketing course and had Matt as a tutor. In a few months time I learned way more than at university. Matt is an amazing tutor, always ready to spend some extra time to explain you the topic once again if you did not understand it completely. I couldn't be happier that I found this course online. Thank you so much for everything!

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Vocational success rate for Academy learners

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of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University

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of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy