The Course

BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management takes a forward-facing approach to technical theatre, promotes exploration of new practices and technologies, teaches the fundamentals of the industry, and balances vocational training with academic study.

This degree has been designed to embrace and develop professional techniques and to nurture the next generation of highly competent industry professionals. The programme includes opportunities to gain practical working knowledge and experience within professional theatre settings.

Students have access to the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a well-equipped, multi-functional venue with a professional theatre space and multiple studio spaces. The venue promotes and produces an eclectic programme of live performance and events throughout the year.

How You Study

This course offers a fusion of vocational and academic study across two distinct pathways: Stage Management and Design for Stage. Each pathway, alongside the core modules, aims to teach current professional practices. It offers the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience in preparation for a career in the technical theatre industry.

BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management are suited to students who have a passion for the theatre industry and want to follow one of the predefined pathways. The course aims to stay at the forefront of the industry and lead the way for new practices. It has been designed to encourage students to think outside the confines of a typical theatrical scenario when considering the future of technical theatre and stage management.

The course promotes a forward-facing digital culture and the development of new forms of theatrical experience. Students can gain an understanding of the history of technical theatre and past practices, in addition to developing their knowledge of the ever-evolving industry trends and contemporary techniques of the present and future.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.

How You Are Assessed

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.


Students have access to the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a well-equipped, multi-functional venue with a professional theatre space and multiple studio spaces. The venue promotes and produces an eclectic programme of live performance and events throughout the year. There is a range of opportunities for student participation. Other chances to engage in theatre and performance include Lincoln’s own ‘Pop Out’ Festival (which has included Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre), the Lincoln Company and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Students are currently required to contribute £150 towards the cost of attending the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and are responsible for their travel and general living costs. Accommodation costs in Edinburgh are covered by the University.

The course features other professional venues and productions, offering access to theatres and involvement with performances and artists. Please note there may be additional costs associated with field trips and visits.

Entry Requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BCC
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated June 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2019
3 years
15,900 GBP
per level. International students. | Home/EU students: £9,250 per level
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