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Performing Arts & Photography

Introduction to Production Arts

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Course overview

This course is aimed at those who are wishing to learn more about the Production Arts of Costume, Technical Theatre and Makeup Artistry. There are units in all three related areas and the option to focus your attention on one area in a final project. This is an opportunity to hone your skills and build a portfolio to support your application on to one of our higher-level courses. 

What you will learn

You will develop foundation skills in Costume Design, Lighting for Performance and Contemporary Make Up these will then be applied to a project or projects of your choice where you can hone your skills by specialising in one of the areas.

Placement information

  • No external placement on this course, although there is the opportunity to work on in-house productions in the PASS theatre. 

How the course is assessed

  • Ongoing assessment through participation in class activity, discussion and group work.
  • There is a range of practical coursework which is supported by portfolios and written or verbal evaluation. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week. 

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry requirements just an interest in production arts demonstrated in your personal statement. 

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • UAL Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts 
  • HNC/D Technical Theatre & Production Arts
  • HNC/D Make-Up Artistry
  • HNC/D Costume for Stage & Screen

Career options

  • Costume supervisors 
  • Costume cutters 
  • Wardrobe assistants 
  • Dressers 
  • Maintenance workers 
  • Costume hire assistants  
  • Make-up artist in a salon 
  • Freelance make-up artist 
  • Sound/lighting/set design 
  • Prop making 
  • Sound operation and engineering 
  • Lighting programming and operating 
  • Set/stage construction  
  • Audiovisual performances and conferences 
  • Many varying positions in technical theatre at various levels 
  • Many varying positions in related industries such as live events, TV and film at various levels 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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