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Stage Management & Technical Theatre

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 offers practice based training to students who are interested in a career in professional theatre, TV and film. It provides opportunities in specialist areas within stage management and technical theatre (e.g. sound, lighting and construction), professional placements and a major research project relevant to a student’s choice of specialism. Classes on production management, design (set, lighting, costume and sound) and managing your own freelance business will also be introduced during the final year.


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Year one - Introduction

Year one is designed to introduce students to practice based training in all technical departments including lighting, sound, prop making, scenic art, costume, set construction and stage management. Core skills based classes in theatre skills, theatre technologies and theatre studies will be complemented by practice based learning on in-house productions. 

 Year two - Application

Year two will see students apply the skills learned from their first year to a series of theatre and film productions, directed and designed by professional practitioners. Each student will have the opportunity to become a head of department and work alongside their peers to deliver a full production.

 Year Three - Advanced

In year three students will undertake work placements with prominent theatre companies, festivals and industry related companies in order to further develop their chosen area of specialism. Research projects will be assigned according to the preferred career choice of each individual student. These projects can be theoretical or practical in nature, for example designing the sound, making the scenic art or making props for a theatre production.  Students will be encouraged to keep a journal of reflective practices throughout their final year.

The practical training during the degree course will be complemented with a range of classes including theatre history, principles of stage management and principles of theatre technology. Led by dedicated and experienced theatre technicians and stage managers these classes will reflect best practices in professional theatre.

Application Process

Online application forms are accepted between October and the beginning of February each year. (link above)

Students are required to meet the matriculation set out by Trinity College Dublin: https://www.tcd.ie/study/eu/undergraduate/admission-requirements/ 


From College Website...
D-276 - Stage Management & Technical Theatre

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D-276 - Stage Management & Technical Theatre
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Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Production Electrician
Scenic Construction
Set Construction
Scenic Artist
Prop Maker
Wardrobe Supervisor
Lighting Operator
Sound Operator

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