Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code


  • Study mode


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  • Subject Ranking


    6 (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
  • Entry Standards

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  • Graduate Prospects

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    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

About the course

Studying on the Stage Management specialism of the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice degree course, you will:

  • Receive a general grounding in all aspects of theatre production with a focus on Stage Management
  • Work with students on other theatre disciplines to develop an understanding of how each contributes to live performance
  • Work in a professional context within the industry

Who are Stage Managers?

Today’s Stage Manager must have excellent people skills to bear responsibility for communicating developments as they occur through rehearsals and negotiating solutions to the production challenges identified.

Professional theatre requires production personnel with both a general knowledge of production and specialist knowledge and skills within their area of practice. The curriculum emphasises the role of stage management as a conduit between the director and the production team throughout the rehearsal process and the management of the performance itself, including the acquisition of furniture and props.

Stage Management at Central

During your time as a student, you will develop a range of skills through working in key roles on productions in collaboration with students on other Theatre Practice courses, with the Acting courses and with visiting professionals.

You will be introduced to a model of practice that underpins traditional British theatre as experienced in both commercial and subsidised sectors. Through production opportunities, you will also experience a breadth of alternative methods of practice which may include community, small-scale fringe, devised, physical, visual, site-responsive and immersive theatre.

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£9,250 per year

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University information

About this University

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is a world-renowned drama institution specialising in the teaching and research of all things theatre and performance. With a central London location, industry-active teaching staff and researchers, Central has all the tools needed to support students looking to train in performance, applied theatre, technical theatre and much more besides. Students benefit from a large number of visiting industry professionals, dedicated technical support and first class facilities that includes the new North Block building, completed in January 2019.


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