This practical, hands-on course offers the opportunity to continue your studies in technical theatre in all production areas, and to work as a first deputy in first year, and then as a head of department in stage management, lighting and sound, scenic art, and construction in second year on public performances in the College’s purpose-built theatre as well as other Fife theatre venues.

This course is offered part-time.

For full-time study, please apply for Year 1 of HND: Technical Theatre

  • Lighting rigging, focusing and operation
  • Stage management
  • Set construction and painting
  • Sound design and operation
  • Costume design and construction
  • Set design and construction
  • Lighting design
  • Props making

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above, including English or Drama plus three National 5s at Grade C or above, preferably with English and Maths
  • National Certificate: Technical Theatre SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • HND: Technical Theatre and Production Arts SCQF Level 8
  • Fife College has defined articulation routes in place for this course
  • BA Technical and Production Arts, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • BA Digital Film and Television, 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

As a graduate, you will start your career in the roles noted below, but could progress to managerial roles with relevant professional experience:

  • Assistant stage manager
  • Assistant lighting technician
  • Assistant sound technician
  • Events management assistant
  • Wardrobe assistant
  • Scenic artist
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise.