Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is a multidisciplinary institution that provides specialist training for Musicians, Actors, Stage Managers and Applied theatre practitioners. We are proud of the excellent level of professional training we provide across all of our disciplines – our priority is to ensure that our graduates leave us equipped to be successful in a challenging and demanding industry.

BA (Hons) Stage Management Course

Turn your interest in stage management into authentic industry experience and develop the vital skills needed in each role of a stage management team.

Our three-year course will help you to develop an understanding of the core skills needed in technical theatre and design, widening your knowledge and ability to work in the fast-paced, demanding environment of stage management and further afield. Taking on the essential duties of Assistant Stage Manager in your first year of study, Deputy Stage Manager in your second year, and Stage Manager in your final year, you’ll learn through experience, framed by academic study.

During your degree you’ll explore all areas of theatrical performance production. Concentrating on the technical and logistical aspects of stage management, your studies will investigate lighting and sound, wardrobe, set design, prop sourcing, maintenance, and the management and organisation of touring theatre. You’ll also widen your skills base, developing an awareness of the administration and funding of events and small theatre companies as well as the context of theatre today.

You’ll be expected to engage in a variety of professionally focused roles which will challenge you to grow as a creative practitioner. Through a series of practical and theoretical lectures, seminars and workshops you’ll discover the disciplines needed to confidently and successfully bring scripts from page to stage.

For more information on the course, please visit the Stage Management page on the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire website.