Stage and Production Management
University of Surrey
Key Course Facts
Why choose this course Guildford School of Acting (GSA) has been providing highly regarded professional training in stage management for over 40 years and our graduates have gone on to work in all areas of the industry, both in the UK and around the world.
If you’re a graduate from a course other than specialist undergraduate technical theatre and have realised that your career path lies backstage, this course is for you.
It will build on your existing knowledge and skills to increase your competence and confidence in stage and production management. After you graduate, you will be able to successfully launch a career in the theatre and entertainment industry.
What you will study On this intensive practice-based masters course, you’ll work in close collaboration with fellow GSA undergraduate and postgraduate students.
You’ll begin the year with intensive seminars and workshops, which will introduce you to the stage management and technical disciplines, and begin your professional development planning.
You’ll then start working on our wide range of production projects, taking place in both our dedicated campus performance venues as well as external venues. You will have the opportunity to take on senior production-critical roles as deputy stage manager, stage manager or production manager on our public productions, all under the guidance of our experienced and industry-connected professional staff. You will also have the opportunity to complete an industry placement.
Your professional development planning will culminate in presenting your work at a London showcase event. To complete the year you will create a portfolio, including reflection on your emergence as a professional practitioner and an independent research project.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. Applicants who can demonstrate an extensive amount of previous experience in theatre and performance or the wider entertainment industry and can satisfy the interview panel of their ability to complete the course may also be considered. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
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About University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is a government funded research university located in Guildford, England. The university’s stated goals are to become a leading global university performing important research and innovation, creating great researchers and achieving outcomes which make important contributions to society.
Student composition of University of Surrey
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Stage Management and Technical Theatre Production MA||Queen Margaret University||-||-||-||£8100||-||-||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Stage and Production Management MA||University of Surrey||-||-||-||-||-||-||Guildford||On campus Full-time|