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Stage Management and Technical Theatre Degree on offer at The Lir Academy

Posted: 14/10/16

Stage Management and Technical Theatre Degree on offer at The Lir Academy

This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 subject to academic approval*, will replace the existing two-year Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre which has been offered by The Lir Academy since 2012.

The 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.

Barry Conway, Director of Technical Training at The Lir Academy said “We’re delighted to be the first institution in Ireland to offer an honours degree in stage management and technical theatre. The course will continue to be practice based with new elements added to allow students to specialise in one or more areas. The demand within the arts industries for qualified stage managers and theatre technicians is constantly growing and our courses at The Lir Academy are responding to that demand”

Further information on the 3 year Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre degree and the online application form can be found here


*Academic approval is expected to be confirmed in January/February 2017. In the unlikely event of a significant delay, the course will continue to be offered as a two year professional diploma in stage management and technical theatre in 2017. Applicants will receive confirmation of the approval of degree status as soon as the process is complete.

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