Fife College (Formerly Adam Smith College)

Fife College (Formerly Adam Smith College)

All Courses



Acting and Performance
(HND)

This demanding practical two year course has been designed to equip you with a broad range of advanced performance skills, opening up employment opportunities in many aspects of the Theatre Industry. Subjects studied include: Performance: In-house and Touring, Acting/Movement/Voice, Stage Combat/Physical Theatre, Audition Skills, Community Drama, Drama Workshops, Theatre Practitioners/Methods

(St Brycedale Campus)

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Creative Industries - Radio
(HND)

Radio broadcasting in the UK is undergoing an unprecedented period of growth as new independent local and community radio stations compete to provide an increasing choice and variety of programmes. This, in turn, has created a buoyant employment market for the ‘all round’ skilled broadcaster. Through this HND, you will develop professional skills and experience in all aspects of radio, and maximise your employment opportunities.

As part of the course, students may undertake a period of work placement with BBC Radio Scotland or Independent Radio Stations in a variety of posts. Practical Projects Experience of producing and recording various types and styles of programmes to professional broadcast standards is encouraged through practical work. Participants will also have the opportunity to present live music programmes within the College.

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Musical Theatre
(HND)

This demanding practical two year course has been designed to equip you with a broad range of performance skills, opening up employment opportunities for you in many aspects of the Theatre and Entertainment Industries. Subjects studied include: Advanced Musical Theatre Performance; Acting; Voice; Singing; Dancing (Jazz, Ballet & Tap); Audition Skills and Specialist Musical Theatre Workshops.

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Technical Theatre & Production Arts
(HND)

Theatre Production in the UK is currently undergoing an unprecedented period of growth with over 30,000 stage managers and theatre technicians needed for the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. Theatre, events and music industries and the new National Theatre of Scotland provide an ever-increasing choice and variety of career opportunities. Students work on live performances as heads of crew in our custom- built drama studio. This newly validated two year SQA programme will equip students with excellent training to prepare them for entry to the profession or further studies at degree level. Subjects studied at advanced level include: Stage Management; Lighting & Visual Effects & Technology; Sound & Audio Technology; Set Design; Set Construction; Props; Scenic Art; Stage & Costume Design; Wardrobe Management; Professional Practice; Work Experience.

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Television
(HND)

Television and video production are part of an exciting and ever-changing industry. Year one allows you to develop specialist experience in pre-production, production and post-production work in line with standard broadcasting practices. In year two you can build on these experiences, and discover the key concepts of interactive television, design and production through a combination of study and practical projects. During this course, you will build an exciting and varied show reel of work as you develop skills in different aspects of television production. The Centre of Creative Industries is an AVID Academic Partner.

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Acting and Performance
(HNC)

This demanding practical one year course has been designed to equip you with a broad range of performance skills, opening up employment opportunities for you in many aspects of the Theatre Industry. Subjects studied include: Performance: In-house and Touring, Acting/Movement/Voice, Stage Combat/Physical Theatre, Audition Skills, Community Drama, Drama Workshops, Theatre Practitioners/Methods

(Brycedale Campus)

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Musical Theatre
(HNC)

This demanding practical one year course has been designed to equip you with a range of performance skills, opening up employment opportunities for you in aspects of the Theatre and Entertainment Industries. Subjects studied include: Musical Theatre Performance; Acting; Singing; Voice; Dancing (Jazz, Ballet, Tap); Audition Skills; Workshops.

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Technical Theatre
(HNC)

Theatre Production in the UK is currently undergoing an unprecedented period of growth. Theatre, events and music industries and the new National Theatre of Scotland provides an ever-increasing choice and variety of career opportunities. On this one year programme, HNC students will be given excellent training to prepare them for the profession or further studies at HND or degree level. Students work on live performances as crew in our custom- built drama studio. Subjects studied include: Stage Management; Lighting/Visual Effects; Sound/Audio Effects; Set Design/Construction; Props/Scenic Art; Stage/Costume Design; Live Performance Administration; Professional Practice; Work Experience.

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HIgher Acting and Theatre Performance
(NC)

This new SQA Group Award has been developed to offer students an intensive and practical course which will prepare them for further study at HNC/D and/or degree level. The course is also ideal for those with experience, who want a formal national qualification in Drama. Subjects studied include: Performance Skills; Acting; Movement; Voice; Audition Skills; Singing; Higher Drama; Performing Arts Industry.

(St Brycedale Campus)

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Media Production
(NC)

This introductory course allows students to develop core practical and academic skills, create a portfolio and gain the entry qualifications to move onto higher level courses. It is based on the analysis, design and creation of practical products and projects in the key areas of Television, Radio and Journalism. In addition to the production of traditional media you will explore the expanding world of interactivity through the use of digital technologies.

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Media Production
(NC)

This introductory course allows students to develop core practical and academic skills, create a portfolio and gain the entry qualifications to move onto higher level courses. It is based on the analysis, design and creation of practical products and projects in the key areas of Television, Radio and Journalism. In addition to the production of traditional media you will explore the expanding world of interactivity through the use of digital technologies.

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Technical Theatre
(NC)

This new SQA Group Award has been developed to offer students an intensive and practical course with appropriate skills and knowledge in all Theatre Production areas. Designed with a core set of units and wide range of options, the course can be tailored to the needs of each learner. Subjects studied include: Stage Management; Lighting; Sound; Set Construction; Model Making; Prop Making; Costume Design and Construction; Performing Arts Industry; Information Technology; Communication.

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Diploma in Physical Theatre Practice
(Diploma)

A one year, full-time course at SCQF level 8/9; it offers an attractive chance for graduates to get practical experience in an area they may have studied in theory only. It offers the HND graduate a specialist training and it offers the part-time or not fully-professional performer the chance to formalise their learning. It is a valuable opportunity for dancers, directors, teachers or drama workers to explore physical theatre, movement and devising skills, to show their work in a professional setting and to gain a valuable Further Education qualification. Based at ‘The Arches’ in Glasgow and running over 30 weeks, the course will include core units: Physical Theatre Performance Skills; Physical Theatre Production; Movement in Performance; Integrated Performance. Support units may include: Scenography and Direction; Performance Combat; Puppetry; Advanced Maskwork; Street/Site Responsive Theatre; Contextual Studies.

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Key Information

Fife College (Formerly Adam Smith College)

If you want to apply for any programmes or just get general information about courses then please call the course hotline on 0800 413280. If you want to discuss specific programmes in more depth then contact the tutors related to these programmes using the general number 01592 223400.


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Address
St Brycedale Avenue
Kirkcaldy
Fife
Scotland
KY1 1EX


Telephone
0800 413280

Fax
01592 223402

Email
enquiries@adamsmith.ac.uk


Key Contacts

Hugh Loughlan

Curriculum Head: Theatre Arts

Tel: 01592 223510

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Morven Strain

Curriculum Head: Theatre Arts

Tel: 01592 223510

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Elinor Vettraino

Department Manager: Creative Arts

Tel: 01592 223494

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