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Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Stage Management and Technical Theatre

UCAS Code: W491

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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64-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Theatre studies

Theatre production

Intensive training in stage management and theatre technology
Career preparation for backstage work in theatre, with extensive transferable skills for the live events industry
Collaborate with teams of designers, makers, performers, technicians, engineers and artists
Discover the theories, processes and practices that underpin contemporary performance and production arts

As a Stage Management and Technical Theatre* student, you will learn hands-on skills and techniques that will prepare you for a career in theatre production; whether you are aspiring to become a multi-skilled theatre maker, or build specialist abilities such as rigging, prop sourcing, technical drawing or show-calling. Building on core knowledge of stage management, stage technologies, lighting, and sound, the flexible course structure then enables you to tailor your learning experiences to suit your ambitions.

Throughout the course, you will expand your contextual and critical understanding of performance making, through examining and challenging ideas, theories and issues within the contemporary society and creative industries.

In the final year, you have opportunity to undertake placements to further build your network of contacts, as well as exploring and understanding up-to-the-minute challenges, projects and developments in the sector.

You will be encouraged to make strong connections within the industry, which will expand your learning and support your transition from education to full-time employment. Throughout the course you will engage with professional networks and our alumni community. This will help you focus your learning towards the areas of the entertainment industry that interest you.

*Lesson plan subject to confirmation.

Modules

For detailed information available in the Course Specification document, click on the 'Course Details' heading on the following page of Central's website: http://www.cssd.ac.uk/course/stage-management-ba

Assessment methods

For detailed information available in the Course Specification document, click on the 'Course Details' heading on the following page of Central's website: http://www.cssd.ac.uk/course/stage-management-ba

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Course location:

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Department:

Undergraduate

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Theatre studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A*

Drama

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Drama

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£23,000
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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
64%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Design occupations

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