Stage and Events Management BA (Hons)

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About this course


3 Years

Term Start

September 2021

Entry Requirements

We are still accepting applications for Autumn 2021 entry; please go to to apply.

64* UCAS points
This is equivalent to two C’s at ‘A’ level or one Merit and two Passes at BTEC (QCF) National Diploma or equivalent.

Apply for 2021 entry.

* We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here or an offer not linked to UCAS points if we have evidence of your potential from your application or interview/audition.

Evolved from our successful Stage Management Programme and designed to offer a rich and unique opportunity to embark on an individually tailored programme of study within the broad spectrum of stage and events management, this new programme explicitly recognises that the theatre, events and performance-related industries are dynamic, ever-changing environments.

Why choose this course?

Experience a variety of roles on a range of productions and events both in College and in London venues.

Develop relationships with and an understanding of other disciplines; including lighting, sound, set construction, costume and prop-making; marketing, outreach, venue and site management, administration and finance.

Sharpen your creativity and management skills whilst collaborating with students from other programmes to deliver diverse performances and events.

Extend your learning through research, secondments, work placements in the industry or a period of study abroad.

Share classes and projects with students from other programmes to learn about the cultural, performance, arts and events industries and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work as you prepare to build a successful career.

  • We recognise the importance of face to face teaching for practice-based programmes, and as the pandemic progresses, we will continue to deliver face to face teaching whenever possible. All of our programmes safely delivered face to face teaching in Autumn term 2020 with rigorous COVID 19 safety procedures in place.

Employability & Industry

Adaptable and creative practitioners, graduates from the Stage Management Programme from which this new Programme has been developed have gone on to work in a wide range of fields: theatre, dance, opera, television, festivals and corporate events. They have also moved into sound and video for live performance alongside arts and venue management roles.

Alumni success

Chloe Brown
Event Producer, Premier Events

Roshni Savjani
General Manager, Birmingham Stage Company

Matt Simmonds
Crew Chief, Pirate Crew

Jack Conway
Stage Manager, Blue Man Group International Tour

Graduate Occupations

Studying an Arts related subject provides our students with a wide range of skills. Recent graduates have progressed into the following occupations:

  • Teaching assistants
  • Office managers
  • Exhibition, multimedia designers
  • Actors, entertainers and presenters
  • Authors, writers and translators
  • Business and financial project management professionals
  • Production managers and directors in manufacturing
  • Set designers (stage etc.)
  • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
  • Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators
  • Arts officers, producers and directors

Source: DLHE Data 2013/2014 to 2016/2017

“A genuinely fresh approach”
David Evans, Production Manager, National Theatre Wales

"Rose Bruford College are reacting to industry needs and staying ahead of the curve”
Kieron Vanstone, Director, The Vaults

Fee and Application Information

  • Includes opportunties for secondments or work placements
  • Mode of Study: Full Time

How to Apply

2021 Entry

Please apply by the UCAS deadline on 29 January to guarantee an audition/interview invite. 

UK/Republic of Ireland Students

Apply for September 2021 entry through UCAS
UCAS Institution Code: R51
UCAS Programme Code: W450

International Students

Please e-mail if you require assistance.


2021/2022 Fees

  • UK/Republic of Ireland Students - £9,250
  • International Students - £18,000

For this course, International Students (non-UK/EU residents) are eligible to apply for a bursary of £6,000 over three years. Please enquire when you apply.

Please click here for information about Student Loans and Bursaries.



View our recent webinar with Academic Programme Manager Mark Simpson.

Equipment List
Please click here to view the Equipment List for this programme, which provides an indication of additional costs relating to the course.


As part of this programme you will share classes and projects with students from other programmes from the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts to learn about the performance, arts and events industries and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, and prepare to build a successful career. 

Course content

Year 1 Modules (Level 4):

Management in Theory and Practice 1, focuses on the administrative aspects of management in theatre, events and related fields.

Industry Study and Professional Preparation 1, encourages students to engage with their chosen industries, and consider the career paths open to them.

Practical Skills, enables students to engage with craft, practical skills and technology in class and within the context of a production or event.

The Practitioner in Context, shared across the School, encourages students to explore the cultural contexts in which we work and the practices and environments we share between disciplines.

Download the Year 1 (Level 4) module specifications

Year 2 Modules (Level 5):

Management in Theory and Practice 2, allows students to explore management theory and thinking through both research and practice, with a production or events role and an essay responding to a provocation.

Industry Study and Professional Preparation 2, encourages students to explore management models in a range of industry environments resulting in a portfolio submission.

Applied Technologies, enables students to investigate technologies and their application in a range of fields.

The Sustainable Practitioner, shared across the School, asks students to examine the sustainability of both their practice and their careers. 

Download the Year 2 (Level 5) module specifications


Year 3 Modules (Level 6):

Management in Theory and Practice 3, offers students the opportunity to explore and reflect upon their own practice of leadership and management.

Industry Study and Professional Preparation 3, enables students to explore business models in a range of industries resulting in a seminar presentation and supporting research portfolio.

The Independent Research Project, shared across the School, enables students to conduct their own major individual research project that can be based on their own practice or rooted in more traditional academic methods.

Download the Year 3 (Level 6) module specifications

Finally, the Graduate Exhibition also enables students to showcase their readiness for the world or work.

Please click on the link below to download:

The Programme Specification

We champion diversity because a rich mix of people makes Rose Bruford College a more productive and creative place to study and work; and we champion equality because it is the right thing to do.

Related Information

Adam Legah

Stage Management Summer School
27 to 31 July 2020

Led by Mark Shayle, our Stage Management Summer School is the ideal introduction to the art of Stage Management. 

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from this course across our social media channels through #rbcSEM


We hold course webinars throughout the year. Please visit our webinar page for the latest schedule and to register. 

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