About this course
Duration: 3 Years
Term Start: September 2021
64* UCAS points
This is equivalent to two C’s at ‘A’ level or one Merit and two Passes at BTEC (QCF) National Diploma or equivalent.
* We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points if we have evidence of your potential from your application or interview/audition.
Evolved from our successful Stage Management Programme and designed to offer a rich and unique opportunity to embark on an individually tailored programme of study within the broad spectrum of stage and events management, this new programme explicitly recognises that the theatre, events and performance-related industries are dynamic, ever-changing environments.
Why choose this course?
Experience a variety of roles on a range of productions and events both in College and in London venues.
Develop relationships with and an understanding of other disciplines; including lighting, sound, set construction, costume and prop-making; marketing, outreach, venue and site management, administration and finance.
Sharpen your creativity and management skills whilst collaborating with students from other programmes to deliver diverse performances and events.
Extend your learning through research, secondments, work placements in the industry or a period of study abroad.
Share classes and projects with students from other programmes to learn about the cultural, performance, arts and events industries and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work as you prepare to build a successful career.
Employability & Industry
Adaptable and creative practitioners, graduates from the Stage Management Programme from which this new Programme has been developed have gone on to work in a wide range of fields: theatre, dance, opera, television, festivals and corporate events. They have also moved into sound and video for live performance alongside arts and venue management roles.
Chloe Brown, Event Producer, Premier Events
Jordan Noble-Davies, Stage Manager, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Roshni Savjani, General Manager, Birmingham Stage Company
Matt Simmonds, Crew Chief, Pirate Crew
Jack Conway, Stage Manager, Blue Man Group International Tour
Studying an Arts related subject provides our students with a wide range of skills. Recent graduates have progressed into the following occupations:
Exhibition, multimedia designers
Actors, entertainers and presenters
Authors, writers and translators
Business and financial project management professionals
Production managers and directors in manufacturing
Set designers (stage etc.)
Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators
Arts officers, producers and directors
Source: DLHE Data 2013/2014 to 2016/2017
“A genuinely fresh approach”
David Evans, Production Manager, National Theatre Wales
"Rose Bruford College is reacting to industry needs and staying ahead of the curve”
Kieron Vanstone, Director, The Vaults
Fee and application information
Includes opportunities for secondments or work placements
Mode of Study: Full-Time
How to apply
Apply for September 2021 entry through UCAS
UCAS Institution Code: R51
UCAS Programme Code: W450
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There is an opportunity for international students to study this programme as part of a semester or year abroad.
View our recent webinar with Academic Programme Manager Mark Simpson.
As part of this programme you will share classes and projects with students from other programmes from the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts to learn about the performance, arts and events industries and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, and prepare to build a successful career.
Year 1 Modules (Level 4):
Management in Theory and Practice 1, focuses on the administrative aspects of management in theatre, events and related fields.
Industry Study and Professional Preparation 1, encourages students to engage with their chosen industries, and consider the career paths open to them.
Practical Skills, enables students to engage with craft, practical skills and technology in class and within the context of a production or event.
The Practitioner in Context, shared across the School, encourages students to explore the cultural contexts in which we work and the practices and environments we share between disciplines.
Year 2 Modules (Level 5):
Management in Theory and Practice 2, allows students to explore management theory and thinking through both research and practice, with a production or events role and an essay responding to a provocation.
Industry Study and Professional Preparation 2, encourages students to explore management models in a range of industry environments resulting in a portfolio submission.
Applied Technologies, enables students to investigate technologies and their application in a range of fields.
The Sustainable Practitioner, shared across the School, asks students to examine the sustainability of both their practice and their careers.
Year 3 Modules (Level 6):
Management in Theory and Practice 3, offers students the opportunity to explore and reflect upon their own practice of leadership and management.
Industry Study and Professional Preparation 3, enables students to explore business models in a range of industries resulting in a seminar presentation and supporting research portfolio.
The Independent Research Project, shared across the School, enables students to conduct their own major individual research project that can be based on their own practice or rooted in more traditional academic methods.
Finally, the Graduate Exhibition also enables students to showcase their readiness for the world of work.
Backstage of Rose Theatre