St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

This is an innovative two'year fast'track BA degree programme, that sees students working through the summer months to cover the ground. The work is intense and challenging. The first year offers a solid introduction into the basics of lighting, sound, costume, set design and construction, stage management, props making and TV production. These skills are reinforced by ongoing work in service of the Drama Programmes production schedule, facilitating the technical requirements of the broader curriculum, and working alongside visiting companies, as house technicians in the Drama St Mary's Theatre. The second year enables students to specialise through option choices, working in smaller groups to deepen their core knowledge. The specialist study enables students to explore in'depth, a niche skill of their choosing. In effect this is a 'practical' dissertation assessed by portfolio and live demonstration.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher BBBC
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2