Three Year BA (Hons) in Professional Stage Management

Please note: Applications close at 4pm on 31st May 2017.

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Five alumni from the Professional Stage Management course and in Costume for Theatre, Television and Film at BOVTS talk about their careers since leaving the school. click this text to go to the BOVTS Vimeo website in a new tab

The CDD are now able to offer a number of free audition & interview places across the Conservatoire schools. Places are offered on a first come basis and interested applicants must meet specific criteria. Please check the CDD website for further details on this page.

Our main Stage Management course provides a broad-based training, combining theatre production skills with television and radio drama experience. The initial two term foundation in theatre production is common to both three and two year course students. BA students then widen their training experience by being involved in theatre productions and television and radio drama recordings during the next four terms. For the final three terms students specialise more on specific areas of work to provide them with the appropriate set of production skills to embark on their chosen career.

A placement with a professional organisation is an integral part of this final year enabling students to match their career aspirations to the practical reality of a professional environment. We measure the success of our courses by the excellent employment record of our past students.

"The course really helped me get on in my first job. I got my first job two weeks after finishing, with Birmingham Royal Ballet, which I wouldn’t have got without the school behind me, and it’s all been pretty consistent since." Tamsin Palmer, Assistant Stage Manager, Birmingham Rep.

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