SCQF Level 4
Performing Arts

Course Overview

This NPA is designed to:


  1. Develop a defined set of skills and knowledge in the specialist vocational area of technical theatre
  2. Provide a progression route for students who have achieved qualifications at SCQF level 5, e.g. Drama at Intermediate 2 level and who wish to progress further
  3.  Provide further skills development to students who have attained qualifications at SCQF level 6, e.g. Drama at Higher level and who wish to extend their practical skills and knowledge of Technical Theatre, as a potential alternative to Drama at Advanced Higher level






What You Will Learn


  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Prop making
  • Model set construction









Dependent on resources

Placement Information

You will get to work and support live shows.

English Proficiency Requirements
  • ILETS 5.5
How the course is assessed

Through practical and theoretical elements.

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements

An interest in the production side of performances.

Progression And Articulation Routes

HND Technical Theatre.  Application and interview will be needed.

Career Opportunities


Festivals and events.

Number Of Days Per Week
  • Monday afternoon
Course Delivery
x x x
MIDLOTHIAN x x x x x
MILTON RD x x x x x
SIGHTHILL x x x x x
OUTREACH x x x x x

Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Our Campuses
Performing Arts

Edinburgh College is home to the Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS), one of the country's largest and most respected centres for training in the performing arts.  

We are delighted to have renowned actress Karen Gillan as our Patron.

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