Stage Management - BA (Hons) - BA (Hons) Degree
Birmingham City University
Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, BCU Birmingham, Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 7DX
Tel: 0121 331 5800
Fax: 0121 331 6706
Course Director: Paul Barrett
Prepare yourself for a career in Stage Management at Birmingham School of Acting.
Our BA (Hons) Stage Management degree provides in-depth, hands-on training, producing industry-ready practitioners. You'll learn all the skills needed to embark on a successful career within stage management, and more.
With modules such as Practical Stage Management and a six to eight week industry placement you'll gain authentic industry experience while developing your skills in each role of a stage management team.
Our three-year course provides you with a thorough understanding of all aspects of stage management. You'll also develop an understanding of the core skills in technical theatre and the design elements, widening your knowledge and ability to work in the fast-paced, demanding environment of stage management and further afield.
During your degree you'll explore all areas of theatrical performance production. Concentrating on the technical and logistical aspects, your studies will investigate lighting and sound, wardrobe, set design, props sourcing, maintenance, and the management and organisation of touring theatre. You'll also widen your skills base, developing an awareness of the administration and funding of events and small theatre companies as well as the context of theatre today.
At Birmingham School of Acting we have a vibrant, energetic and stimulating environment. You'll be taught by our team of highly skilled and experienced staff, who also continue to work with industry.
You'll be expected to engage in a variety of professionally focused roles which will challenge you to grow as a creative practitioner. Taking on the essential duties of Assistant Stage Manager (ASM) in your first year of study, Deputy Stage Manager (DSM) in the second year, and Stage Manager in the final year, you'll learn through experience, framed by theoretical study. Through a series of practical and theoretical lectures, seminars and workshops you'll discover the disciplines needed to confidently and successfully bring scripts from page to stage.