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Creative Industries Production Technician



The broad purpose of the occupation is to prepare, build, set up, and operate functioning systems for creative productions; including screen, theatre, live performance and events. These systems can include sound, lighting, power or video. Technicians read, interpret and give appropriate technical information to colleagues and clients. They use a variety of tools to assemble, install and maintain technical and production systems. 

This ranges from screen production studios, outside locations, entertainment venues and theatres, through to organisations that provide technical solutions for the setup of live, recorded and streamed events.

Production technicians work in three main roles; as creative venue technicians, live event technicians or screen lighting technicians.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 3 Creative Industries Production Technician

Typical Duration

Level 3 – 24 Months

Career Progression

Even if you choose to continue as a multi-skilled technician, you can progress to being a team leader, responsible for project management, training other people, and the quality of delivery. Eventually you could reach the position of producer and have overall control of how a show is put together.

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