BA (Hons) Stage and Production Management - BA (Hons) Degree
East 15 Acting School
Hatfields, Rectory Lane, Loughton, Essex, IG10 3RY
Tel: 020 8508 5983
Fax: 020 8508 7521
Head of Course: Sheryl-Lynne Valensky
This full time, 3 year, program provides an intensive vocational training to prepare students for a sustainable professional career in stage and production management, equipping them with skills that will aid employability across all elements of the stage and screen industry. The course develops the individual's qualities and transferable skills of communication, presentation and analysis necessary for employment. Strong emphasis is placed on learning through practice, with students becoming part of the creative production team within the first 6 weeks of starting the course. By their graduate year, their training will allow them to supervise productions themselves.
This course offers students the opportunity to explore all aspects of theatre production including prop making, lighting, sound, set construction and costume production and to use these skills to complement their stage and production management training.
The course is based in Unit 4, the technical department's own purpose equipped building, containing workshops, an IT suite and seminar rooms. We also have a costume workshop in the adjoining Roding House.
The school's production output, from seven undergraduate and two postgraduate acting courses, and a postgraduate theatre directing programme, ensures that we undertake over 50 productions a year across the Corbett Theatre in Loughton, the Clifftown Theatre in Southend and in a variety of central London venues. Throughout the 3 year program, students have the opportunity to work on many of these productions to support their learning process. They will be assigned different show roles each term to continue to develop both their technical and their stage management skills and build on their experiences as the level of responsibility increases each year. Third year students take on supervisory roles and, wherever possible, students are allocated to projects that reflect their individual vocational interests and skills. During this final year, each student will also complete a professional placement that will add to their experience and further prepare them for employment. Our placement opportunities include regional, national and international options depending on the student's choice of career path.