Technical Theatre and Production Arts

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus


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 Year 1 (HNC), and then as a Head of Department in stage management, lighting and sound, scenic art, and construction in Year 2.

In year 2 you, will also undertake a two-week professional industrial placement which forms the bridge between the college experience and the profession.

Theatre production in the UK is currently undergoing an unprecedented period of growth with stage managers and theatre technicians in high demand. The theatre, events, festivals, and music industries, as well as the new National Theatre of Scotland, provide an ever-increasing variety of career options.

Year 1:
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

Year 2:
Advanced stage management; Lighting technology; Sound technology; Scenic art and construction;
Professional development; Research techniques; Special effects; Stage technology and stage flying; Work placement.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English or Drama plus 3 subjects at National 5 preferably English and Maths; or NC Technical Theatre at SCQF Level 6; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and portfolio.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree course

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Creative Industries

SCQF Level



Career Area

Performing Arts