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Level 4+

BA (Hons) Stage Management & Technical Theatre


UCAS Course code: W450

With pathways in Stage Management, Production Management, Lighting Design and Sound Design, this course offers practical and vocational training in our professionally equipped theatre and studio space.

This unique course has been designed to deliver a progressive and student-led programme of study. Our students are offered the opportunity to explore and practically engage with two of four potential pathways. Your training is both practical and vocational, and will aim to expand your contextual and critical understanding of production & performance, preparing you for entry to your chosen area of industry.

Key features

  • The Northbrook Theatre -; our on-campus professional theatre
  • Studio 21 -; double truss studio space for rehearsals and performances
  • ETC ION Lighting Desk and extensive selection of intelligent and generic fixtures
  • Digico SD Series consoles
  • Counterweight, hemp, motors and truss for flying and rigging
  • Prompt desk, radio comms and cue lights
  • Ten on-campus rehearsal studios
  • AV mixer, projectors and video mapping software

Validated by University of the Arts London (UAL)

This programme is validated by University of the Arts London (UAL). UAL is a leading education provider in the creative arts, ranked second in the world for art and design (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023). They oversee the standards and quality of our curriculum, which enriches your overall learning experience.


Each application will be assessed individually, including a review of your grades, interview, portfolio/audition and any experience.
Typical entry requirements are below but offers may vary:
  • a relevant A-Level
  • or Level 3 Extended Diploma
In exceptional circumstances, if you do not meet our entry requirements, your application may still be considered if you demonstrate additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:
  • related academic or work experience
  • the quality of the personal statement
Portfolio and interview
You will also be required to provide a portfolio and interview for this course.

Your interview will include a tour of facilities followed by an informal chat about the course and your previous experience. If you have a portfolio of productions that you have worked on or been involved with, please bring this to your interview. Finally, depending on when you come for an interview, you may also be asked to either watch or take a small part in the particular production work occurring that day.


If you want to find out more about what Northbrook College has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.