BA (Hons) Stage Management & Technical Theatre (3 years) - BA (Hons) Degree
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER
Tel: 029 2034 2854
Fax: 029 2039 1304
Head of Drama: Sean Crowley
The course has been designed to train students in the full range of practical skills related to stage management, technical theatre and stagecraft. The tuition and supervision is given by an established team of experienced industry practitioners and has close collaboration with actors, designers and directors under professional working conditions.
From the first year of study there will be opportunities to gain significant practical experience of live production work within the College's wide ranging performance and event programme. It also includes practical modules covering all of the skills required for employment as ASM, DSM, technician, lighting designer, sound designer and stage manager.
Advanced training in practical stage management skills are included from creating call sheets and rehearsal reports to the financial planning and scheduling of international tours. The course will also cover training in the design, rigging and operation of a wide range of theatre lighting and sound equipment.
There is access to state-of-the-art equipment such as Grand MA lighting desks, GDS Stage Management Systems, d&b speaker systems, Yamaha, and Roland digital sound equipment and Nomad computerised flying systems, the course also features practical stagecraft workshops focusing on safe working practices including use of flying and scenery rigging, scenery construction and access equipment.
During the course, students will have the opportunity to undertake up to three professional work experience placements with external companies in the UK or abroad. This also includes the chance to undertake a work placement in the College's venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.