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Bachelor of Arts (Production Arts)

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

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Bachelor of Arts (Production Arts)

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

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Programme Overview

In the Production department, 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. 

The theatre is always at the cutting edge of new technology and at SPAA we aim to be at the forefront of this technology. So if you have a passionate interest in all things Production then this could be the course for you.

The BA in Production Arts at SPAA 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, Paint, Props and Costume Making, and 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.

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 via our Application Management System (AMS).

* For more information on how to register, read our How to Apply Guide here *

 

What to Prepare

After you have registered your online application via our AMS, all candidates will be required to attend an online interview with the Programme Leader.

Optional: You may also showcase your portfolio of work experience in the theatre to the panel during their interview.

Start Date

September 2022

Contact Hours

30 hours per week

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)

Scholarships

Eligible full-time, undergraduate students may apply for a SPAA scholarship upon acceptance into their chosen discipline.

Programme Length

4 years full-time

Programme Leader

Jacqui has been working professionally in Stage and Production Management for more than 20 years, with a major focus on Conservatoire training.

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What students say

Aida
Aida

Bachelor of Arts (Production Arts)
Syrian Arab Republic

The first of its kind in the region, SPAA is a truly beautiful Academy. I'm so proud to be pursuing my goals and making history at the same time. We are so thankful to HH, Ruler of Sharjah, for having such a vision.