St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

Technical Theatre is for students who want to pursue a career backstage. We offer a combined focus that not only trains you to work at a professional level of competence, but also encourages you to develop your own personal design aesthetic. The course is based on campus at St Mary’s, but draws heavily on placement opportunities and connections with a range of theatres and performance venues across London, the theatre capital of the world. The programme runs over two years with each year divided into trimesters. The first two of these run parallel with the University’s main undergraduate calendar, but technical theatre students supplement this with an additional eight weeks of tuition which takes them through until June.

Course Modules

Year 1 - Core Modules: • The Design Process • Stage Lighting • Stage Management • Costume • Sound • Puppets and Props • Scenic Construction Year 1 - Option Modules (One from the following 3) • Advanced Lighting • Advanced Design • Advanced Costume Design Year 2 - Core Modules • Creative Thinking • Digital Film Production • Production Management • Specialist Study • Industry Placement Year 2 - Option Modules (One from the following 3) • Advanced TV Production • Company Management • Set Design

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees