• Performing Arts

    Production Arts

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Short Full-Time
    Aug - Jan

  • Start Date

    Aug 2022

Start Here

For entry to this course you'll need:
- A real interest in theatre and arts production
- 2 A-C passes at National 5 in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths subjects, OR
- a level 5 qualification in a relevant area such as Sound Production, Acting & Performance, Music or Art & Design
- Relevant industry/volunteering experience
- An interview with us

If you don't have formal qualifications, but have relevant experience or training, then we'll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.

What's Involved

You'll participate in event production operations including theatre, music venues and broadcast media. You'll work on industry standard equipment and be taught by very experienced, current industry professionals.

Here's more of what you'll be doing:
- You'll expand on your skills in scenic art and construction. Working from a set model and technical drawings, you'll lead a team through the process to produce an item of scenery.
- You'll expand on your skills in lighting design for performance, creating a lighting design and plan, and realising them for a performance. You'll also look at stage lighting and technology, learning how to incorporate special effects and stage electrics.
- You'll expand on your skills in stage sound and technology, including sound effects, digital recording technology, editing and resource management sound systems. You'll work closely with venue stage sound operations throughout the production process.
- You'll develop research techniques, looking at a range of production spaces and and learning to evaluate the design style in terms of set, props and furniture, costumes, lighting, sound and the overall effect.
- You'll learn about digital audio workstations, and how to record and manipulate audio and MIDI signals for sound production.
- You'll develop your skills in stage management to include organisational, leadership and team working skills.
- You'll focus on professional development for production arts, and the knowledge and skills you'll need for working in the industry

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you'll have the choice of:
- Progressing to the January Full time programme Production Arts Level 7
- Starting your career in Production Arts. There are many unfulfilled vacancies nationally and internationally in production arts and most students find work while at College or soon after.

Possible careers include: Lighting Operator, Sound Operator, Set Designer, Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Event Organiser, Production Specialist, Broadcast Engineer (lighting, sound, production), Lighting Director, Sound Designer, Stage Crew, Runner, Front of House Crew, Make-up Artist.

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2022

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