Do you love going to the theatre? Enjoy being part of Youth Theatre Amateur or School drama productions. Are you creative imaginative and eager to learn new skills? Then…. This new course could be the choice for you.
Over one year of study, you will learn a broad range of techniques taught by industry professionals in a wide range of disciplines used in all backstage creative departments be they Design, Wardrobe or stage property making. All of your research and creative work will be directed by the needs of a play, musical or pantomime chosen by your Lecturers which will give you the opportunity to imagine the visual scenario.
Costumes set accessories and stage properties (anything from a chair to a loaf of bread) will all be discussed designed and samples made in class time under the guidance of your tutors. In addition, you will be taught how to use equipment – sewing machines, industrial irons, steamers, heat guns and a range of smaller tools which help create spectacular effects.
You will have the opportunity to attend dress rehearsals and performances by our Performing Arts students( mostly free of charge) as well as entertaining workshops by specialists such as ‘The Costume Society of Scotland’. Organized group trips to professional theatres are offered regularly at a special price.
- This course will provide a good foundation to further study in costume design and making and technical theatre.
How Course Is Assessed:
- Through practical demonstrations and theoretical/research assignments
Number of Days per week:
- 3 passes at SCQF level 4/5
- Portfolio of work Would be desirable
- Entry to this qualification is at the discretion of the centre and is open to all regardless of age
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- Interview will be required along with a small portfolio of artwork.
Achieving this award leads to a wide range of pathways could be open to you especially in theatre disciplines at a higher level but also in related industries such as
- Interior Design
Progression RoutesDownload our progression route map here
Fees - Information about funding can be found here
This course will start week commencing...