Technical Theatre

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


Technical Theatre is a creative and innovative course that will teach you the 'behind the scenes' of the theatre. Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) has exceptional theatre facilities including a PASS theatre that seats up to 120 people as well as dance, acting and aerial studios. Technical Theatre students will have access to professional studios where they will bring their set/lighting designs to life as well as learn skills in stage lighting, sound, stage management, props and set construction. Upon completion you will be qualified for further study at a university level or direct entry into the industry.

Explore your creative potential and discover backstage theatre disciplines such as; management, props sourcing, scenic painting, stage sound, stage lighting and operation. In your first year, you will complete a practical work placement which will be made available through PASS industry connections. You will gain essential experience in working environments and make crucial connections with theatre professionals.

Advancing onto your second year you will discover dynamic skills in advanced stage management, advanced lighting, lighting rigging and operation, advanced sound, professional development, special effects and prop making. You will manage the technical departments during PASS theatre shows and mentor the year one students on productions. A qualification in Technical Theatre and Production Arts opens the doors to many different career opportunities within the theatre, events as well as related industries such as film and television.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview. Portfolio.

Progression Routes

This course may lead to a career in the theatre or further study at degree level.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Performing Arts and Photography

SCQF Level