This course is designed to equip students with the skills needed to pursue roles in the technical theatre and stage management industry. The course offers a high degree of practical experience to take students through the various grades of technical theatre and stage management with the ultimate goal of students entering the profession after completion. Upon completion of the programme students will have a considerable amount of experience working on our vast output of public performances with professional directors; students will also have a sizeable portfolio of work which will help them to gain employment. Students will study a broad range of areas before moving into an area for specialism. This will be facilitated by a core team of technical professionals and a wider range of industry freelancers. This will help to create relationships for future employment in the sector. The course structure is as follows: Level 4 – Skills: Technical This level involves the consolidation of current skills, identifying knowledge gaps, and the acquisition of new skills, ensuring a level playing field of technical skill amongst students on the programme. Level 5 – Challenges: Operation and Design Students will be introduced to the principles of design and begin to specialise in their selected fields. They will have opportunities to lead a team and they will apply the skills learnt in Level 4 to a variety of live production scenarios. Level 6 – Professional: Specialism and Employability In their final year students choose to specialise in their chosen field. The two typical discipline strands in the sector are Operation and Design, or Stage Management and Operation. Students have the opportunity to specialise in a particular operative discipline in the module ‘Major Project’, develop themselves professionally via work-based learning in the module ‘Professional Development’, and work on a production management and design project to create a full-scale production concept from scratch.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Unfortunately UCEN Manchester is unable to accept applications from anybody requiring a student visa to study in the UK
English language requirements
For overseas applicants or for those for whom English is a second language, a proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is essential. The college requires such students to demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.0. Entry to this pathway at levels 5 and 6 can only happen in exceptional circumstances, and given its intensive training in years 1 and 2, this programme is not a standard top-up route for foundation degree graduates.
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Course contact details
UCEN Manchester Admissions Department