Technical Theatre and Production Arts HND

UCAS code 044W

What is special about this course?

The new Technical Theatre HND programme is an exciting course aimed at individuals seeking a practical qualification with training in lighting and sound systems, stage management and set construction.

The HND builds on the HNC Technical Theatre in the first year which provides a skills base which is very vocational. You will have the opportunity to work with local theatre companies and on in-house performances and conferences. The HND year also has work placement opportunities with local venues and both years of students benefit from site visits in a variety of venues.

Special features

  • Use of an on-campus in-house performance theatre
  • Opportunity to work with local theatres
  • Well equipped facilities
  • Expert practitioner staff
  • A great blend of taught units
  • Good local venues and events opportunities

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above Or
  • 2 A levels at grade D or above.
  • Prospective students will also have an interview and complete a short aptitude test
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Advanced entry to year 2 may be possible with the HNC Technical Theatre

Year 1 - HNC

 

Mandatory units include:

  • Stage management
  • Technical theatre: graded unit 1
  • Stage lighting: rigging, focusing and operation
  • Technical theatre: sound
  • Technical theatre: set construction and painting

Optional units may include:

  • Technical theatre: lighting design and performance
  • Technical theatre: sound production practice
  • Technical theatre: audio visual technologies for performance

Year 2 - HND

 

Units may include:

  • Stage management: advanced
  • Stage lighting and technology
  • Stage sound and technology
  • Portfolio presentation
  • Scenic art and construction
  • Technical theatre: research techniques
  • Technical theatre: professional development
  • Technical theatre: lighting design for performance
  • Technical theatre: work placement

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. From September , where practical and safe to do so, on-campus practical delivery will be prioritised in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing, where this is not possible alternative options will be available. The theory elements will be delivered online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You can access your online and video-based classes from home however it is our intention to provide on-campus space for individual students where required as far as possible. Further information will be provided by your home campus. You will have an opportunity to attend an online induction at the start of the course. International students requiring a Student Route visa to study with us must access scheduled classes on-campus
  •  Full-time
  • You will learn through a combination of face-to-face lectures, discussion groups and practical hands-on activities in the theatre and in workshops and online study via the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?


  •  Full-time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,915

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £7,020 £7,230

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers in:

  • Assistant stage manager/stage manager
  • Lighting technician
  • Sound technician
  • Technical assistant
  • Stage sound designer
  • Design assistant
  • Assistant scenic artist
  • Assistant carpenter

The course is designed to provide students with a broad technical skill set and is not limited to traditional theatre and may provide a pathway into festivals, festival theatres and film and television and other types of creative events or installations.

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Apply for Technical Theatre and Production Arts HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2022

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.