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.
Why choose this course?
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
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
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
Course content is regularly reviewed to keep it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Get a flavour
Your future career
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.
Event Producer, Premier Events
General Manager, Birmingham Stage Company
Crew Chief, Pirate Crew
Stage Manager, Blue Man Group International Tour
Stage Manager, The Jungle International
Stage Manager, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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
Subject Leader Stage & Events Management.
Adam Legah trained in Stage Management at Rose Bruford College, after which he was offered a production management role on a collaboration between Primitive Science, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Design Council for the lead up to the millennium.Read their full profile
Subject Leader in Business and Event Management
Catherine Bedwei-Majdoub is Subject Leader on the BA Stage and Events Management course. She has extensive teaching experience in business and marketing management. She previously worked at the University of West London on their MA and BA programmes in Tourism, Hospitality, and Events; at the University of Northampton in Workbased Learning on the International MBA programme; and at Maryvale International College in philosophy on the B.Phil and B.Div programmes. She has been a Visiting Lecturer in philosophy at an institute in Belfast.Read their full profile
Lecturer in Stage ManagementRead their full profile
How to join
For 2022 entry, please apply via UCAS by the UCAS deadline on 26 January to guarantee audition or portfolio.
Institution code: 10005523
Course code: W450
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.
PortfolioPortfolio 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
Mode of study
Course Fees (2022 Entry)
UK/Republic of Ireland students (Fee per year)
International students (Fee per year)
Fee Exemption Criteria
- You audition as part of a progression agreement.
- Your household income is under £25,000 per year.
- You are in receipt of benefits including disability benefits: Universal Credit, PIP, DLA.
- You are Care Experienced (Care Leaver/in the care of your Local Authority).
- You have Caring Responsibilities (Young Carer/ Carer).
- You are irreconcilably Estranged with no contact with parents/family due to a relationship breakdown living independently without financial/emotional support from parents/family.
- You can offer other evidence of financial hardship.
- You are being auditioned overseas.
If you think you are eligible for the above fee waivers, our admissions team will be able to provide you with more details when you apply.
Please be aware there is an equipment list for this course. You may also incur additional costs as part of the course, as an indication this could include the following:
- Course-related travel £250/year (estimated)
- Stationery: £60 per year
- Course materials: £50 per term
- Theatre tickets: £150-£175 at the beginning of each year