Technical Theatre NC NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

The NC in Technical Theatre aims to provide candidates with appropriate skills and knowledge in drama and theatre performance by providing a core set of Units and wide range of optional Units which can be tailored depending on delivery approaches and facilities. There is a blend of practical and technical work underpinned with theory and research work.

Entry requirements

Access to the award is at the discretion of the centre, however candidates would benefit from previous experience of a Drama Course or Units, Standard Grade Drama or National Courses in Drama at Intermediate 1 or 2 or Higher would be appropriate. Moreover, it would be expected that candidates would have an interest and some experience of technical theatre or drama. Relevant work experience would also be acceptable.

On this course you will study the following mandatory units:

  • Technical Theatre in Context
  • Theatre Stage Lighting Operations
  • Theatre Stage Sound
  • Technical Theatre Production Operations
  • Technical Theatre Workshop Skills

Plus at least 6 units from the subject list below. The final decision on the units delivered will be disclosed at your Course Induction. 

  • Theatre Stage Management in Practice
  • Multimedia Production for Theatre
  • Drama: Providing Theatre Wardrobe Service
  • Theatrical Make-up *
  • Theatrical Prop Making
  • Theatrical Design
  • Creative Project
  • Theatre Stage Set Construction
  • Theatre Stage Model Set Construction
  • Performing Arts Industry: An Introduction 
  • Professional Theatre in Context 
  • Digital Media: Video Editing

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Learning and teaching will include lectures, individual and group work reinforced by hand-outs and worksheets. Practical work is essential and should underpin theoretical work in addition to developing practical skills. Real-life scenarios, working in performance spaces and supporting actual theatrical performances and activities will reinforce learning.

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Helensburgh Learning Centre

Start date

This August


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression from NC Technical Theatre can be to further study at HNC level Technical Theatre up to BA Technical Theatre within UHI. However, it is recognised that successful candidates could possibly find employment as a Theatre technician, in Stage Management and in Theatre Design

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