Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

Course Introduction

Whether you are interested in managing people and events, or working closely with actors, writers and directors to develop new and exciting projects, our Stage Management course will equip you with the skills to pursue a successful career. Stage management is about coordinating a range of disciplines through the production process, enabling your team to produce its best possible work. We aim to develop your passion for live performance and introduce you to the wide range of career pathways available to the 21st Century Stage Manager, such as festivals, music events and theater.

Course Modules

Year 1: introduction to management (the organisational structure, processes and responsibilities of the stage management team); the role of the assistant stage manager; practical skills (lighting, sound, set and costume); the role of the stage manager in co'ordinating the production; production role (typically as an assistant stage manager); research and analysis of performance and the theatre industry. Year 2: production practice (assistant stage manager); production practice (deputy stage manager, managing the rehearsal process, cuing the show in performance); event management; management theory and practice; production technologies; research and context. Year 3: 1 or 2 roles on realised productions such as stage manager or production manager; independent research project; industry placement; professional preparation; graduate exhibition.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £16,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCC
  • Tariff 96
  • GCE A-level
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 96
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • SQA Advanced Higher

Key Course Information

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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 74%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

£16,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 88
Studying 2
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 6
Unknown 4

59% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 33%

Total Practical: 67%