Stage Management BA (Hons)

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About this course

Duration

3 years

Term Start

September 2017

Entry Requirements

96* UCAS points

*In exceptional circumstances the College may take a lower offer, based on prior experience or potential demonstrated at interview.

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Whether you are interested in managing people and events, or working closely with actors, writers and directors to develop new and exciting projects, our Stage Management course will equip you with the skills to pursue a successful career. Stage management is about coordinating a range of disciplines through the production process, enabling your team to produce its best possible work.

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


Why choose this course?

 
  • Experience a variety of roles; Stage Manager, Deputy Stage Manager (DSM), Assistant Stage Manager (ASM), Production or Technical Manager, on a range of productions and events in College and in London venues.
     
  • Develop an understanding of other disciplines; including lighting, sound, set construction and prop-making.
     
  • Sharpen your management skills whilst exploring teamwork, leadership, budgeting and risk assessment.
     
  • Collaborate with students from other programmes to deliver diverse performances and events.
     
  • Extend your learning through work placements in the industry or a period of study abroad.
     
  • 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.

Employability & Industry

Adaptable and creative practitioners, our graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of fields: theatre, dance, opera, television and corporate events. They have also moved into sound and video for live performance alongside arts and venue management roles.

• Chloe Brown, Event Producer, Premier (an integrated creative communications agency specialising in the entertainment, arts and culture industry.)

• Jack Conway Stage Manager, Blue Man Group International Tour

• Linnea Gronning, Tour Co-ordinator, Jasmin Vardimon Company

• Jordan Noble-Davies, Stage Manager, The Book of Mormon

• Roshni Savjani General Manager, Birmingham Stage Company

• Matt Simmonds Crew Chief, Pirate Crew

Students can visit a range of universities, theatres and companies for work placements and study exchange, including through the Erasmus grant scheme in Europe and our partner universities in the USA.


Fee and Application Information

Accreditation

  • Currently validated by The University of Manchester
  • Includes Work Placement
  • Mode of Study: Full Time

Following the granting of Taught Degree Awarded Powers, students joining us in September 2017 will be registered on a Rose Bruford College award, and will be governed by Rose Bruford College regulations. 

How to Apply


UK/EU Students

Applications are still open for this programme for 2017 entry. Whilst UCAS will categorise your application as ‘late’ you are still likely to be offered an interview.
 

International Students

Please e-mail international@bruford.ac.uk

There is the opportunity for international students to study this programme as part of a semester or year abroad. Please click here for full details.

2017/2018 Fees

  • UK/EU Students - Up to £9,250
  • International Students - £17,270

For this course International Students (non UK/EU) are eligible for a bursary of £2,000. Please enquire when you apply.

Please click here for information about Student Loans and Bursaries.

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 (Level 4):

  • Introduction to management - the organisational structure, processes and responsibilities of the stage management team
  • The role of the Assistant Stage Manager
  • Practical Skills - lighting, sound, set and costume
  • The role of the stage manager in co-ordinating the production
  • Production role – typically as an Assistant Stage Manager
  • Research and analysis of performance and the theatre industry

Please click here to view our Level 4 module specifications

Year 2 (Level 5):

  •  Production Practice - Assistant Stage Manager
  •  Production Practice - Deputy Stage Manager, managing the rehearsal process, cuing the show in performance
  • Event management
  • Management theory and practice
  • Production technologies - you will be introduced to a broad range of technologies used in theatre and the performance industries
  • Research and context

Please click here to view our Level 5 module specifications

Year 3 (Level 6):

  • One or two roles on realised productions such as Stage Manager or Production Manager
  • Independent research project
  • Industry placement
  • Professional preparation
  • Graduate exhibition

Please click here to view our Level 6 module specifications

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Related Information

Mark Simpson, Programme Director Adam Legah, Module Year Co-ordinator

 

Recent visiting professional tutors have included:

David Evans
Production Manager, National Theatre Wales

Steve O’Brian
Production Manager, New Vic Theatre, Stoke

Gareth Hulance
Events Manager, Cue2Cue

Izzy Perrin
Freelance Company Manager

Lucy Serjeant
Freelance Stage Manager