This intensive course is designed to develop a high level of skills and practical experience in a range of production and technical theatre disciplines. This qualification can lead directly into industry or progression to Higher Education.
All students take core units in; stage management skills, lighting, sound, prop making and set finishing. In addition, you will choose to take an option in either lighting design or set design. The main bulk of assessment is based on your competence in practical performance situations within the PASS theatre. The units are delivered by classroom and workshop based teaching followed by realistic work experience situations on performances.
There is a large amount of self-directed study and project work leading to assessments. You will be expected to work an extended college day when supporting performances to mirror industry practice.
- Assessment will take place throughout the year with regular feedback from lecturers and your LDT.
- You will be given the opportunity to get additional work experience during your course.
How Course Is Assessed:
- You will be assessed on practical performance and theoretical knowledge throughout the course.
Number of Days per week:
- 3-4 days with additional self-directed study.
- x2 Highers or NC at SCQF level 6 •At interview to assess current and future abilities.
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- Invited for interview on successful application
- Our students go directly into work on successful completion of the course
Progression RoutesDownload our progression route map here
Alice Barry (Graduated with HNC Technical Theatre)
"I recently Stage Managed the opening ceremony for the European Taekwondo Championships which was pretty crazy. I like to see it as a smaller scale Olympics haha I was managing over 400 performers.
However, the highlight of my three years here has been embarking on a placement with the events agency BrandFuel in London. I did this last July where I was the Assistant Stage Manager for a charity dinner attended by F1 Drivers and members of the Royal Family. Performers included Mark Ronson, Travis, Birdie and Ronan Keating, all of whom I had to look after. Again.. it was crazy experience and one of those moments where I thought to myself "how did I end up here.
So that`s where you come in! I truly would not have gained my love for this profession had I not attended the HNC technical theatre course run by you. It taught me an incredible amount and has proved as the stepping stone I required to find a course that I loved and didn`t bat an eyelid at doing 19-hour shifts! It`s amazing when you enjoy something that you don`t mind sacrificing almost anything for it. So with that, I thank you!"
Fees - Information about funding can be found here
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