Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Stage Management and Technical Theatre BA (Hons)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Key Course Facts

Course Description

BA (Hons) Stage Management and Technical Theatre is a three year full-time undergraduate course. The programme combines extensive training in core technical skills, sound and lighting design, and the full range of stage management skills.

According to their individual interests and career goals, students gain a broad practical experience in a range of technical and production roles. As part of the Richard Burton Company, they are responsible for fifteen shows each year, ranging from small scale tours of specially commissioned new plays through to main stage musicals. The College’s artistic programme also offers opportunities to work on music concerts, opera productions, in-house events and festivals.

For more information, please see our website: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/stageman

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Stage Management and Technical Theatre, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Applicants will be selected for interview on the basis of the information provided on the UCAS application form. Following an interview, conditions of any subsequent offers made are determined by academic staff, depending on the individual applicants' qualifications and the interview process. The College accepts many different level 3 qualifications including A-Levels, Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) as well as recognised international qualifications. Any conditions set are made on grades not UCAS tariff points.

International applicants whose first language is not English will need to gain an English language qualification. For more information, please see our website: https://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/englishlanguage
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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

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 BA (Hons)

Ireland £9000 year 1
England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
EU £22505 year 1
International £22505 year 1
Channel Islands £9000 year 1

Additional fee information

All International and EU tuition fees are subject to annual revision and are typically increased 3%-5%

Average student cost of living in 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)

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About Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is a performance arts college with conservatoire status, found in the Welsh capital of Cardiff. Undergraduate students have the chance to study subjects like Jazz, Acting, and Stage Management under the guidance of veteran teaching staff who have all worked extensively in their particular field. Those students who intend on studying at the Postgraduate level will find an uncommonly large range of subject options to explore. No matter what you intend to study here, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has a well earned reputation in the industry, and prepares all of its students to an exceptional standard.

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Where is this programme taught

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