Course Details

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National Certificate: Technical Theatre SCQF Level 6

SCQF Level 6

This course has been developed to offer you an intensive and practical hands-on course with appropriate skills and knowledge in all theatre production areas from stage management, lighting and sound to set and costume construction.

Designed with a core set of units and wide range of options, the course can be tailored to the needs of each learner. You will have the opportunity to work as an assistant on public performances in our purpose-built studio theatre which develops a deeper understanding of production knowledge and skills.

What You Study

Units studied will include:

  • Technical theatre in context
  • Stage lighting operations
  • Stage sound operations
  • Production operations
  • Stage management operations
  • Workshop skills
  • Theatre wardrobe services
  • Prop making
  • Theatrical design
  • Model set construction
  • Production work

The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course.

Duration and Attendance

One year full-time.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Four National 5s at Level C or above or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details) including English and Maths
  • Experience in a production role (minimum of one year)


  • A successful interview

Funding Information

For information on how to apply for funding for your course fees to be paid, funding options and other financial support available, please visit the Financing Your Studies page in our Student Information section.

Further Study

  • HND: Technical Theatre and Production Arts at Fife College
  • BA Technical and Production Arts at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • BA Digital Film and Television at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • BA Technical Theatre at Accredited Drama Schools throughout UK
  • BA Stage Management
  • BA Costume Design and Construction
  • BA Lighting and Sound Design

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course you will be ready to apply for HND: Technical Theatre and Production Arts or a relevant degree.

Application Process

You will be required to attend an interview. We ask that you bring all relevant production paperwork/artwork/production designs as examples of previous production experience.

Find Your Ideal Career

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This course is currently offered on the date(s) and venue(s) listed below.

Method of Study Year of course Starts* Ends* Based at Apply
Full time 1st Year 03 Sep 2018 14 Jun 2019 St Brycedale Campus Kirkcaldy apply online

While we make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of course information, this is subject to change, as part of our continuous improvement process.

*Start and End dates refer to the week commencing date and the actual date could be any date within that week.

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