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Inchicore College of Further Education

Inchicore College of Further Education

Theatre - Technical


Course Code(s):  5M5152
QQI Award Code:  5M5152 Theatre Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The aim of this 2 year course in technical theatre is to provide the student with the skills and experience necessary for employment in professional theatre. The course should appeal to those who are interested in backstage work, stage management, lighting, sound or construction.

We offer two major awards in the Technical Theatre department. The QQI Level 5 award in Theatre Production and the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Production). Students have the opportunity over the two years of the course to specialise in any of three major areas: Stage Management; Sound and Lighting; Set Design and Construction.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Lighting Design and Operation
Automated Lighting Systems
Sound Design and Operation
Set Design
Theatre studies
Stage Management and Administration
Workshop Construction Skills
Music Notation
TV and Video Production
Digital Movie Processing
Computer Aided Drafting (2D)
Web Authoring
Small Scale Touring in the Performing Arts
Professional Practice
Creative Arts Research
Historical Context in the Performing Arts
Managing a Creative Business
Work Experience

 

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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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