Theatre Production - 5M5152

This course allows students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in theatre production and performance.

This course is designed to

Facilitate the learner to contribute as a practitioner to the production, planning, design and implementation of a varied range of theatrical productions.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

Course Content

  • Production Design for Theatre 5N6205

  • Technical Skills for Theatre 5N6047

  • Theatre Studies 5N4571

  • Safety and Health at Work 5N1794

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Customer Service 5N0972

  • Communications 5N0690

  • Event Production 5N1374

Optional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.


QQI Level 5 Award in Theatre Production (5M5152).

How the course is taught

SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the demands of a diverse community of learners.

  • We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.
  • Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.
  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Progression to Higher Education

  • Students who successfully complete this course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.

The following are the most relevant;

Sligo Institute of Technology

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any IT Sligo programme through the CAO system.

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Inchicore College

Lir Academy – Trinity College

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website.

Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

Career Opportunities

  • Stage Management

  • Event Management

  • Technical Theatre Lighting and Sound

  • TV Production

  • Arts Organisations / Council

  • Concert Promotors

  • Drama Societies


  • Student Services Fee: €250

  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

  • QQI Examination Fees: €50

TOTAL: €500

(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September - May

For more information

Phone 07191-45480 or email

Please Note

SCFE reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.