Technical Theatre and Production

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If you want a career in technical theatre, front of house, or behind the scenes in theatre, film or events, then our Technical Theatre and Production programme is for you.

You will develop skills in lighting, set design and construction, live sound, stage management and front of house operations. You will explore the processes, skills and technology that underpin the production of events, theatre and film.

Students on this course will have the opportunity to work in professional venues as part of this programme. You will be able to prepare a portfolio as part of this course, including preparing for applications to specialist courses at Higher Education.

What Makes This Course Special?

  • New for 2022-23
  • Practical skills training in productions arts
  • Work on performance projects
  • Outstanding facilities, including performance studio
  • Professional equipment
  • Collaboration with our partners VISUAL Carlow
  • Support for interview preparation

Course Content

  • Event Production
  • Production Design for Theatre
  • Technical Skills for Theatre (Lighting and Sound)
  • Theatre Studies
  • Set Construction (Combined Materials)
  • Stage Management and Administration
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Lighting Designer
  • Producer
  • Stage Management
  • Stage Electrician
  • Set Designer
  • Set Builder
  • Rigger
  • Theatre Assistant
  • Venue Assistant

Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Theatre Production 5M5152


Additional Costs

Students on this course will require the following equipment

  • PPE Clothing – €30 approx

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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PLSS Code: 351597
Coordinator: David Forde