Programme Information

Welcome to the SPAA Production Arts department. 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 department 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.

Students will be taught by international practitioners, who are the best in their field.

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 and Design Realisation; Scenic Construction, Paint, Props and Costume Making and Maintenance. By the final year students will be working on entirely on Academy Productions and an external placement within the professional industry, providing the opportunity for practical, hands on experience ensuring a smooth transition into the industry upon graduation.

Eligibility Criteria

The Academy will only accept applicants who have the aptitude and commitment required for entering the professional world of performing arts.

Performance students (Musical Theatre and Acting Programmes) must pass the audition process.

Production Arts students must pass the practical test and interview process.  Proof of successful completion of secondary schooling (with certificates) and English proficiency will be required on the audition / interview day.

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Admission Requirements
programme fees

Interview Process

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

 To work backstage or as part of a creative team in the theatre requires imagination, enthusiasm and invention. We need students who love theatre and live performance but don’t want to be performers. The theatre is always at the cutting edge of new technology and there are many innovations and inventions that are the direct result of theatre designers and technicians seeking solutions to problems. So if you have a passionate interest in all things production then this could be the Programme for you.

The interview day will begin with a talk on the course content and structure, and an opportunity for potential students to ask questions and meet the programme leader. This will be followed by a practical workshop that is designed to explore a student’s ability. This is not a test on existing skills but a chance to see how applicants respond to instruction and work with others. After this follows individual interviews. Whilst interviews are taking place, candidates will be asked to write a short article about a recent piece of theatre they have seen.

For more information or queries on production course, you can contact us at production@spaa.ae