Design Management and Technical Arts Careers

The UK creative industries is a growing sector with an overall 15% increase in employment forecast between 2012 and 2022.*

Training the Next Generation

Our School of Design, Management and Technical Arts delivers degrees to prepare students for a range of careers not only in theatre, dance and opera but also the wider Creative Industries including; Film, TV, Concerts, Radio, Corporate Events, Festivals, Architecture, Cruise Liners, Live Art and Public Relations.

We are constantly working with industry partners to ensure our course offer and training meets their skills needs. This partnership includes our new Centre for Digital Creation and Production and degrees in Digital Content Design and Virtual Theatre and Experiences

If you have any questions about the following programmes before you apply please complete our online form and a member of our Student Recruitment team will get back to you. 


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BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production

Occupations include:

  • Audio and Music Producers
  • Sound Designers
  • Live and Studio Mixing Engineers

BA (Hons) Costume Production

Occupations include:

  • Costume Assistant
  • Costume Maker
  • Costume Supervisor
  • Wardrobe Assistant

BA (Hons) Creative Lighting Control

Occupations include:

  • Lighting Programmer (Live Music & Events, Corporate events, Theatre & TV)
  • Video Programmer (Live Music & Events, Corporate events, Theatre & TV)
  • Video Designer & Content Creation
  • Technical Manager
  • Show Control Systems Engineer
  • Lighting Designer (Live Music & Events)


BA (Hons) Design for Theatre and Performance

Occupations include:

  • Concept Designer
  • Costume Assistant
  • Costume Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Theatre Designer

BA (Hons) Digital Content Design for Theatre and Performance**

Occupations include:
  • Digital Content Creators
  • Live Events Professionals
  • Video Designers and Operators
  • Digital Arts Specialists

BA (Hons) Lighting Design

Occupations include:
  • Lighting Designer, Theatre
  • Lighting Designer, Theme Park
  • Lighting Designer, Concert/Touring
  • Lighting Designer, Architecture
  • Associate Lighting Designer
  • Head of Lighting
  • Lighting Programmer
  • Production Electrician/Chief Lx

BA (Hons) Lighting Design for Architecture

Occupations include:

  • Architectural Lighting Designer
  • Interior Designers
  • Lighting Manufacturer
  • Urban Planners

BA (Hons) Scenic Arts (Construction, Props and Painting)

Occupations include:
  • Prop Maker
  • Scenic Artist
  • Scenic Carpenter
  • Scenic Engineer
  • Scenic Painter
  • Scenic Welder

BA (Hons) Stage and Events Management

Occupations include:
  • Arts and Cultural Management 
  • Stage and Events Management
  • Venue and Site Management
  • Production and Technical Management
  • Operations and Logistics Management

BA (Hons) Virtual Theatre and Digital Experiences**

Occupations include:
  • Digital Theatre Makers
  • Concept Artists
  • Creative Technologists
  • Art Directors

*Source: Creative and Cultural Skills: Building a Creative Nation forecast of creative occupational employment forecast in the UK between the period 2012-2022.