BA (Hons) Stage Management & Technical Theatre

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Undergraduate Stage Management training at RWCMD covers core technical skills, sound and lighting design, and the full range of stage management skills from creating call sheets and rehearsal reports to the financial planning and scheduling of international tours.

Three Years, Full Time

Key Features

  • Training in a full range of practical skills related to stage management, stagecraft and technical theatre
  • Tuition, supervision and mentoring from an established team of experienced industry practitioners
  • Opportunities to gain significant practical experience of live production work within the College’s wide ranging performance and events programme. Students assume the roles of SM, DSM, lighting designer and sound designer 
  • Close collaboration with actors, designers and directors under professional working conditions
  • Practical modules covering range of skills required for employment as SM, ASM, DSM, technician, lighting designer, sound designer, video designer and programmer 
  • Advanced training in practical stage management skills from creating call sheets and rehearsal reports to the financial planning and scheduling of international tours
  • Technical training in the design, rigging and operation of a wide range of theatre lighting, sound and video equipment
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment such as Grand MA lighting desks, GDS Stage Management Systems, Roland, Yamaha and Behringer/Midas digital sound equipment and Nomad computerised flying systems, D3 and Isadora Video media servers  
  • Practical stagecraft workshops focusing on safe working practices including use of flying and scenery rigging, scenery construction and access equipment
  • Opportunities to undertake up to three professional work experience placements with external companies in the UK or abroad
  • Opportunities to undertake a work placement in the College’s venue at the Edinburgh Fringe

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Validated by the University of South Wales.