Stage and Events Management students in a rehearsal room at Rose Bruford College

What you'll study

The theatre, events and performance industries are dynamic and ever-changing. We think that you are the strongest piece of technology or asset you can take forward in your career, so we focus on you – the individual.

Our established generalist course covers a full range of management skills needed in the stage and events industries. And we treat you as a young professional, part of a supportive community working towards common goals. There is scope throughout modules for you to choose the area of stage and events management you want to work or develop in. By placing you at the heart of the course, you can tailor the fine detail of what you study to your future direction.

Two Rose Bruford College Stage and Events Management students in the Rose Theatre

Why choose this course?

Expert training

Learn both on and off-campus from specialists and working professionals, tailoring your training and exploration to your area of interest in stage and events management

Facilities and field trips

Fully equipped performance spaces on campus (The Barn, The Rose and Blackbox studios). You use real-world resources from pen/paper to power tools, show calling software and firearms. Backed up with off-campus visits to theatres and introductions to well-known prop or magic shops

Career-focused

Gain hands-on experience while sharpening your creativity and management skills collaborating with students from other courses, delivering a diverse range of professional fully realised productions and events both in College and in London venues

Professional-experience

You will be encouraged and supported to gain as much professional experience as you can while training, either through short work placements or a longer work engagement that could count towards your degree

Learn from working professionals

Visiting professionals supervise productions or run masterclasses on specialist skills like Show Calling or Firearms. This has included Sam Hunter and Julia Whittle, from event/production company Orange Jackets (Olympic Ceremonies since 2004) and Stage & Screen Combat experts from RCAnnie

Collaboration and wider knowledge

Shared learning and projects across the College develop relationships and your understanding of lighting, sound, set construction, costume and prop-making; marketing, admin and finance. Enhancing your ability to use experimentation and creative research in your work

Stage and Events Management students working on the Rose Bruford College production The Hostage

Course breakdown

Course content is regularly reviewed to keep it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.

Year 1

  • Management in theory and practice – focussing on the administrative aspects of management in theatre, events and related fields.
  • Industry study and professional preparation – exploring industries and career paths.
  • Practical skills – within the context of a production or event.
  • The practitioner in context – exploring cultural contexts and environments shared between disciplines.

Year 2

  • Management in theory and practice – further exploration through both research and practice. Includes production or events role.
  • Industry study and professional preparation – exploring management models in a range of environments resulting in a portfolio submission.
  • Applied technologies – investigation of technologies and their application in a range of fields.
  • The sustainable practitioner – examining the sustainability of both your practice and your career.

Year 3

  • Management in theory and practice – explore and reflect on your own practice of leadership and management.
  • Industry study and professional preparation – further exploring business models in a range of industries (seminar presentation and research portfolio).
  • Independent research project – your own major project, which you can choose to base on your practice or a more traditional academic approach.

Teaching and assessment methods

In your first year, you will complete around 200 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 1000 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through: Coursework, presentations, assessed tutorials and portfolios

In your second year, you will complete around 90 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 1110 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through: Coursework, presentations, assessed tutorials and portfolios

In your third year, you will complete around 40 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 1160 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through: Coursework, presentations, assessed tutorials and portfolios

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Your future career

Rose Bruford College students and staff loading in the set of a show at the Unicorn Theatre
Rose Bruford College students loading in pieces of set to the Unicorn Theatre

We aim to put you in front of and amongst the profession. This includes the opportunity to network and undertake a placement as well as introducing your work to the industry at our graduate exhibition in London.

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

Georgia Bird

Stage Manager, The Jungle International

Dan Smith

Stage Manager, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Careers options

Studying an Arts related subject gives you a wide range of skills that can be put to use in many careers. Recent graduates have gone on to become:

  • Stage and events managers
  • Venue and site managers
  • Exhibition, multimedia designers
  • Production managers and directors in manufacturing
  • Set designers
  • Business and financial project managers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Photographers, audio-visual and broadcast equipment operators
  • Arts officers, producers and directors

Meet the staff

Rose Bruford College Subject Leader Stage & Events Management Adam Legah
Adam Legah

Subject Leader Stage & Events Management.

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Catherine Bedwei-Majdoub

Subject Leader in Business and Event Management

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Rose Bruford College Stage and Events Manager teacher Joanna Rawlinson
Joanna Rawlinson

Lecturer in Stage Management

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How to join

UK/Republic of Ireland applicants
International

For 2022 entry, please apply via UCAS by the UCAS deadline on 26 January to guarantee audition or portfolio.

Institution code: 10005523

Course code: BASMG

UCAS Points

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.

*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 that is not linked to UCAS points if we have evidence of your potential from your application or audition/portfolio review.

Portfolio

Our Portfolio and Audition pages give an overview of the process and a video of useful interview tips from current and former students. *exemptions from this audition charge

Portfolio Audition Fee Exemption

Please contact us at [email protected] for information on entry criteria if you are applying from outside the UK or require assistance

Course Summary

Duration

3 years

Mode of study

Full time

Start date

Sep 2022

Course Type

Undergraduate Course

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Course Fees (2021 Entry)

UK/Republic of Ireland students

£9250

International students

£18000

Additional Costs

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