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Performing Arts & Photography

Performing & Production Arts Professional Development

Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 33 weeks

Start date Oct 2022

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Course overview

This is a free opportunity designed for teachers and facilitators of theatre, drama, and dance to enhance their skills in production and performing arts, and to provide CPD in areas that will support the delivery of National and Higher courses and Youth Theatre/Dance Practitioners. 

The course offers two strands; Production Arts and Dance, allowing you to select from a menu of workshops to support and build your unique skill set.

These fortnightly professional development sessions will explore different areas of performing and production arts with content including lighting, sound, make-up artistry, dance, and prop making. Led by the highly skilled lecturing team at Performing Arts Studio Scotland, there will be an opportunity to learn techniques and familiarise yourself with software that can support your work as well as time for asking questions.

There may be an opportunity to participate online but we hope to welcome you to the Granton campus to work in our industry-standard facilities.

What you will learn

Production Arts:

  • Programming moving and colour-changing lights
  • Eos programming using augmented reality
  • Live sound in the theatre
  • Prop making
  • Set model box making

Makeup Artistry

  • Makeup techniques
  • Makeup special effects

Dance:

  • Generating and shaping choreographic material.
  • Skills and techniques relevant to creating choreography
  • Nurturing creativity in young dance makers.

The content of the CPD workshops will be applicable to dance styles from across genres and will also help to instil in you the importance of developing your own choreographic voice.

How the course is assessed

  • Ongoing attendance at workshop sessions either online or in person 

Number of days per week

Fridays 1:30-3:30 on the following dates:

4/11/22 - Programming moving & colour changing lights 

18/11/22 - Set model Box Making 

2/12/22- Basic Make-Up Techniques

16/12/22 - Dance skills and techniques for creativity

20/1/23 - Basic Make-Up Techniques Continued

3/2/23 - Dance, nurturing creativity in young dancemakers 

24/2/23 - EOS Programming using augmented reality

10/3/23 - Make-Up Special Effects

24/3/23 - Dance generating choreographic material with young dance makers 

21/4/23 - Make-up special effects continued

5/5/23 - Live sound in the theatre 

19/5/23 - Shaping choreographic material with young dancemakers 

2/6/23 - Prop making

16/6/23 - skills building 

Entry requirements

  • An interest in developing your skill set in one or more of the areas of production arts, make-up artistry, and dance. 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Apply online, no interview required. 

For further enquiries contact Curriculum Team Manager for Performing Arts:

ashling.findlay-carroll@edinburghcollege.ac.uk 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Part time 24/10/22 33 Weeks

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