Introduction to Stage Management (Brighton)

  • Introduction to Stage Management (Brighton)
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About this course

Duration

1 week

Term Start

Monday 13 to Friday 20 August 2018

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from those aged 16+. Candidates should interested in theatre, be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to devote time to the study of stage management.

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Why choose this course?

  • Designed to introduce you to managing theatrical productions and events
  • Suitable for people with little previous experience
  • Understand marking out and cueing a show
  • Work with industry professionals and Rose Bruford College teaching staff

Fee and Application Information

Accreditation

This course is delivered over one week of intensive full-time training (30+ hours) at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College – Brighton Campus.

How to Apply

Please email summer@bruford.ac.uk for more information or to book your place.

Fees

£500  (full fees paid before 30th June 2018)  

Discounts are available to Rose Bruford College alumni – contact us for further information


Course content

If you want to enhance existing skills as a Stage Manager, are thinking of undertaking formal training, career swapping, or have been put off attempting to manage your amateur society production in the past, this is the course for you! This course is also suitable for directors and producers who want to gain knowledge of the nuts and bolts of putting on a show to enhance future productions.

In a fun packed week, we will cover all the basic information progressing through to professional level skills to giving you the knowledge to confidentially undertake the role of Stage Manager or Show Caller, be it at your local amateur society, or as a basis for further training or progression into the industry.

In a series of seminars the course will cover many of the techniques of stage management, from the classic skills of prop management to an overview of the production process, from marking out to team dynamics. This course is primarily taught in a classroom environment with practical sessions undertaken in theatre and studio spaces.

Some of the topics covered in this jam packed week include:

  • Who's Who - Roles and responsibilities
  • Jargon busting!
  • Reading a Plan / Marking Out
  • The Production Process focusing on Production Management
  • Managing "the process" / Schedules
  • The Prompt Copy / "calling" the show
  • Cueing
  • Running a Technical rehearsal

We aim to develop your passion for live performance and introduce you to the wide range of careers available to the 21st Century Stage Manager, such as festivals, music events and theatre.

This course includes challenging classes and practical workshops taught by professional practitioners and some of the College’s own faculty members.


Related Information

“I learnt everything I came to learn. The teaching was amazing. The content always interesting and I made new friends.”
2015 Stage Management student

“This course really helped me understand what a stage manager does, giving a massive insight into what the industry is about”
2015 Stage Management Student

“I learnt everything I came to learn. The teaching was amazing. The content always interesting and I made new friends.”

2015 Stage Management student

 

“This course really helped me understand what a stage manager does, giving a massive insight into what the industry is about”

2015 Stage Management Student