BA Production Arts

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The BA Production Arts programme at SPAA is training tomorrow's theatre and event professionals. They will understand the importance of collaboration in the creative and cultural industries and are able to work across multiple platforms.

In Production Arts, we understand that to study and work in the Production Arts is a privilege and a joy, and one that all of the staff and students within the Academy thrive on. To work backstage or as part of a creative team in the theatre requires imagination, enthusiasm and invention. We’re looking for students who love theatre, live performance and events. Theatre and events are always pushing at the boundaries of what’s possible and at SPAA we aim to give you the tools to be at the cutting edge of the industry, technologically and creatively . So if you have a passion for all things Production Arts then this could be the programme for you.

Step into Production Arts

The first year of all BA programmes at SPAA is collaborative and interdisciplinary, with students working together learning about all aspects of the industry.

The BA in Production Arts consists of three strands and underpinning these are the key skills that make the best Stage Managers, Technicians and Designers of today’s industry. They consist of:

  • Technical: Lighting, Sound and Video
  • Stage Management: Stage, Event & Production Management
  • Design Realisation: Scenic Construction, Scenic Art and Costume Construction & Maintenance.

By the final year students will be working on Academy productions and an external professional placement, providing the opportunity for practical, hands-on experience ensuring a smooth transition into the industry upon graduation.

Why study with us?

  • Situated within the 'Cultural Capital' of the Arab World
  • Epicentre of inspiration, creativity and innovation
  • Exclusive masterclasses with international artists
  • Become the next generation of leaders and change-makers of the performing arts world

SPAA is an institution built upon a foundation of passionate people who teach with the utmost quality, empathy and understanding. The standards of education and academia are unmatched, with a holistic learning model that would benefit any production artist or performer wanting to refine their skill set.

BA Production Arts


Key Course Information

Start Date: September 2022

Programme Length: 4 years full-time

Contact Hours: 30 hours per week

For all Academy programmes, students must be proficient in English. A minimum standard is required in any of the following:

  • EmSAT which is the national system in the UAE, with a score of 1100 – 1225 or above
  • TOEFL with a score of 500
  • IELTS with a score of 5.5
How to Apply?

To be considered for the BA Production Arts programme, all candidates must register their details by completeing the following form.

All Candidates will be required to attend an online interview with the Programme Leader.
Optional: You may also showcase your portfolio of work experiencec in the theatre to the panel during your interview.

Programme Modules

Coming soon.

Programme Fees

AED 60,000 per year:

  • AED 5,000 (deposit upon accepting your place here at SPAA)
  • AED 30,000 (due by the first day of each academic year)
  • AED 25,000 (due by the start of February each academic year)

Full and Part Scholarships:
Eligible full-time, undergraduate students may apply for a SPAA scholarship upon acceptance into their chosen discipline."

Graduate Opportunities

Coming soon.

Let us lead you

Our team consists of some of the very best educators, professionals, directors, choreographers, designers, stage managers and theatre technicians from around the world.