NPA Technical Theatre
All Ayrshire schools
This course is for school pupils only
Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 4pm
Duration: 1 year
This course will interest you if you are interested in lighting, sound, prop making, stage management or model set construction.
The National Progression Award (NPA) in Technical Theatre in Practice at level 6 is designed to provide students with a range of design skills for use in technical theatre. Students will use design skills as well as specialising in specific areas such as lighting, sound, prop making or model set construction.
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All applicants will prepare for an interview for the course and should possess strong technical abilities as well as the ability to be self-motivated and work as a team member. Students who have a pass in STEM subjects like Woodwork, Physics, ICT as well as Art, Music and English etc would do well. You should be committed to consistent and full attendance throughout the course.
The majority of assessment is practical. You will have plenty of opportunities to develop competence and skills through formative work prior to any assessment.
Successful completion of this NPA may provide opportunities for you to be considered for entry to other courses via an interview or audition for the National Certificate in Technical Theatre, HNC Technical Theatre, NC Sound Production.
“I like the hands on practical elements of the course best, it’s amazing to see everything that goes into actually putting on a theatre production, all the behind the scenes work is such a big part and I never realised before all the technical skills you need”