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University of Bolton

Stage Management

UCAS Code: W450

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:9,M:36,P:0

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
50%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Stage management

Interested in a career in Stage Management? Exciting events from festivals to theatre shows all require specialist stage management skills to ensure their smooth running. This course is an opportunity to improve your employability by getting a critical insight into the stage management industry from a local, regional, national and international perspective.

The BA (Hons) Stage Management course, taught at Backstage Academy in Wakefield, is designed to give you the opportunity to be successful in a competitive market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus into working in the live events Industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the stage management of festival stages, large scale events, parades, fashion shows and conferences.

Backstage Academy, part of Production Park in Wakefield, is surrounded by companies serving some of the biggest names in live events. With stage design, manufacturing, and touring production facilities, clients include Muse, Coldplay, Kylie and Rihanna, together with brands such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Monster Energy.

At the University of Bolton our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. On this exciting course you’ll be given a challenging academic environment, focused on developing your full potential. The University and Backstage Academy both have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers, providing the opportunity for you to learn exactly what you need to know.

Our highly qualified and experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. The staff team enjoy a well-deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in your progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups, you’ll have individual support and guidance at every stage.

Backstage Academy does not have a Tier 4 licence and is therefore unable to accept international students.

Modules

LEVEL 1:
Backstage Technical Skills; Production Pre Planning & Rehearsal; Production Realisation; Events & Festival Stage Management; Film & Television Location Work and Academic & Professional Skills for the Events Industries.

LEVEL 2:
Work Placement; Production Planning & Realisation; Research Methods for Events Studies; Event Production Management; Career Development & Employability and Applied Stage Management Techniques.

LEVEL 3:
Showtime Strategic Project Management; Events Logistics; The Integrated Music & Live Events Production Business; Stage Management Work Related Project and Major Project.

The Uni


Course location:

Backstage Academy

Department:

Backstage Academy

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Creative arts and design

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
26%
Drop out rate
295

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
82%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£12k

£12k

£15k

£15k

£16k

£16k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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