Newcastle College
Stage Management and Technical Theatre FdA
Newcastle College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Combine creativity with skilled precision in this stage management and technical theatre degree and learn how to play a vital role in theatre without setting foot on stage. An exciting and challenging course, you will develop the skills you need to be part of the unseen team responsible for making sure that every theatre show looks, sounds and feels polished and professional. Train for a career as a stage manager, technician or designer and gain experience in venues both on and off-campus to build your portfolio. You will learn through practical productions, public performances and student-led projects, under expert teachers who have worked in productions nationwide. As a Stage Management and Technical Theatre student you will benefit from working daily in state-of-the-art facilities. You will also take advantage of our strong links with industry to undertake a professional work placement within a local venue or company such as Northern Stage, The Sage Gateshead, R&B Group or Dance City. Successful completion of this Stage Management and Technical Theatre Foundation Degree will provide you with a solid foundation to progress to an appropriate Top-Up of your choice, such as a BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise (Top-Up) programme. Alternatively, you could seek employment behind the scenes in a theatre or touring production

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 19 graduates of Stage Management and Technical Theatre FdA at Newcastle College for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Stage Management.

Overall student satisfaction
81 /100
19 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Stage Management

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £17966 £16476 £20157
25-75 percentile range £14890 - £22414 £11970 - £21294 £14870 - £25688

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Students are taught through: • Practical productions • Group activity • Student-led projects • Independent study • Seminars • Workshops. Students are assessed through: • Practical assessment • Work-based project • Production • Written assessment • Presentation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C(4) in GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Stage Management and Technical Theatre, FdA.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

NCG is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Stage Management and Technical Theatre FdA

EU £9000 year 1
England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

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About Newcastle College

Newcastle College is a UK institution that delivers both further education and higher education courses and programmes, with their main campus location situated at Rye Hill, just a 10 minute walk from Newcastle’s vibrant city centre.

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Where is this programme taught

Rye Hill Campus
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