Full Time, one year
For entry to this course you’ll need:
- A real interest in theatre and/or arts production
- 2 A-C passes at National 5 in a relevant area such as Sound Production, Acting & Performance, Music or Art and Design or in STEM subjects
- 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
We are excited to announce a partnership with the Royal Conservatoire for the first time. Ros Maddison, Head of Production at RCS says, "RCS are delighted to be working with Ayrshire College to provide an opportunity for some Production Arts students to experience the work done by our undergraduate production students in our performance venues".
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
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
- Progressing to year 1 entry of a degree course (tbc)
- 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.