NC Theatre Design: Set, Costume and Props - An Introduction

NC Theatre Design: Set, Costume and Props - An Introduction

National Certificates (NCs) are practical qualifications designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills (including Core Skills) required for further study or to gain employment.

The NC Theatre Design: Set, Costume and Props - An Introduction at SCQF level 6 introduces learners to a range of creative skills and disciplines commonly used in production departments for theatrical and creative installations.

The qualification covers areas such as an introduction to industrial machine sewing skills, art design 3D skills development, art and design research and investigation skills, creating costume for performance, theatrical design and art and design model making.

The qualification also provides many transferable skills in communication, compilation, design and innovative development of original ideas which will allow learners to build on the skills and knowledge gained from achievement of this qualification when working towards achieving another higher level qualification for example, HNC Costume for Stage and Screen or HNC Technical Theatre.

National Certificates are designed for full-time delivery over one year (or part-time over two years) and are available in colleges. 

Why study this qualification

This NC is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • School leavers
  • Adult returners to education
  • Learners looking to progress to an HNC/HND
  • Migrants to the UK
  • Individuals who wish to start their own business
  • Candidates who are seeking national recognition of their achievements

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

There should be no artificial barriers to entry and the NC should be open to all learners who have a reasonable chance of achievement.  However, it would be beneficial if learners have attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by one or more of the following or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:

  • 3 passes at SCQF level 4/5
  • Portfolio of work

ESOL National 4 or equivalent (for those whom English is not their first language)

Employment and progression

The NC Theatre Design: Set, Costume and Props - An Introduction at SCQF level 6 may provide progression opportunities to a range of qualifications at SCQF Level 7, including the HNC Costume for Stage and Screen or HNC Technical Theatre.

Qualification structure

Group Award code: GM40 46 (72 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level: 6

The National Certificate in Theatre Design: Set, Costume and Props - An Introduction at SCQF level 6 consists of 6 mandatory units (42 SCQF credit points) and optional units totalling 30 SCQF credit points.

Group Award Specification

Unit search

Qualification structure

Group Award code: GM40 46 (72 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level: 6

The National Certificate in Theatre Design: Set, Costume and Props - An Introduction at SCQF level 6 consists of 6 mandatory units (42 SCQF credit points) and optional units totalling 30 SCQF credit points.

Group Award Specification

Unit search

How to assess

Each Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for the Unit.

The qualification is assessed by a variety of assessment methods, assessment of product evidence eg samples and garments created, observation to ensure learners have the correct techniques and have complied with health and safety requirements, personal and group presentations, projects and practical exercises etc.  

There are opportunities to combine the delivery and assessment of various Units. For example, Art and Design: Creative Textile Development and the Research and Investigation Skills Unit work well together.

Deliver this qualification