APPLICATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR IN STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE DEGREE OPEN IN OCTOBER AND CLOSE IN FEBRUARY.
This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 will replace the existing two-year Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre which has been offered by The Lir Academy since 2012.
This new degree course will continue to offer practice based training to students who are interested in a career in professional theatre, TV and film. It has been enhanced to provide increased opportunities in specialist areas within stage management and technical theatre (e.g. sound, lighting and construction), increased 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.
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.
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.
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF APPLYING TO THE BACHELOR IN STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE DEGREE AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE, WHY NOT ATTEND THE ONE WEEK TASTER COURSE - INTRODUCTION TO STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE?