I've put all the modules taught on my course to good use. The skills I developed helped me adapt to my new job incredibly quickly.


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If you love theatre and the performing arts but prefer to be off stage rather than on it then this is the course for you.

You’ll learn how to construct and operate lighting rigs, run live sound PA systems, explore theatrical design concepts and create video design concepts.

Our experienced staff will add to these practical skills by teaching you stage and production management. You’ll gain experience and confidence working on student productions. You’ll leave university well equipped for a career in the creative industries.

Why study Theatre Technology and Production?

At the heart of our Theatre Technology and Production degree lies an employability focus with the structure, delivery and content of the programme modules defined with an industry relevant skillset in mind.

We have linked with local partners to make sure that the course content is practical and current to the needs of a constantly developing live arts sector. You will have the opportunity to work with local venues and organisations as part of our study placement module with a view to building personal networks to support future employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

A typical offer would be 88-112 UCAS Tariff points.

More information about entry requirements.

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All about the course

In Year 1 you will engage with those crucial building block skills relating to sound, lighting, theatre design and stage management within modules such as Introduction to Performance Lighting, Assistant Stage Management and Introduction to Performance Sound.

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

The Theatre Technology and Production degree is taught in two semesters each year, separated by a two week assessment period in January.

You will take 60 credits (3 modules) in each semester. Your actual contact hours will depend on the optional modules you select. Typically, a 20 credit module has around 50 contact hours, but there are variations in the case of some modules, particularly where a module might be delivered predominantly by individual tutorials or mentoring supervision for instance.

You will learn through a variety of approaches depending on the module content including lectures, seminars, practical workshops, one-to-one tuition, independent learning, case studies, group work and presentations.

When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves working on performance or production projects, reading, practising with technical equipment, rehearsing and preparing for coursework assignments, workshops or seminars. Your module tutor will direct you towards specific activities to complete before class.

For the Independent Project in year three, you will undertake independent research. You will work under the supervision of a member of the course team. You will meet with your supervisor regularly.

All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

Your overall workload typically consists of 12-14 contact hours. You will undertake additional hours independent learning and assessment activity. In addition, there will be other, extra-curricular theatre activities to attend that will support and enhance your learning.

For every 20-credit module there is 50 hours of contact time but there are variations in the case of some modules, particularly where a module might be delivered predominantly by individual tutorials for instance. It is expected that there will be 150 hours of additional study time to undertake directed tasks, practice, research and assignments.

The staff team consists of highly qualified academics and practitioners who have a range of expertise and experience. The staff teaching on the Theatre Technology and Production degree will typically include Senior Lecturers, Associate Lecturers and visiting professionals.

How you’ll be assessed

The balance of assessment type depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose, but you will be assessed by a range of methods including practical work (such as recordings, lighting visualisations, performance support work work), written work (such as commentaries and essays), and presentations. There are no exams. Feedback You will receive feedback on all assessments. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor. We aim to provide you with feedback within and 15 working days of hand-in or performance date.

Your future career

As a successful graduate you could find yourself working within a theatre technical department, technical support for cruise ships, school and college technical support, sound engineering, video design, stage management, company management, theatre design. Some graduates have elected to continue their education by progressing on to Masters’ degree qualifications and others have decided to train to teach in schools or further education.

This course taught me a variety of technical skills within the theatrical world and helped me find out what I wanted to do in the future. Without having any previous experience in performance production I am now a full-time employee in the West End.

LillyWorking in the West End


The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time £9,250 £13,000
Part-time £4,625 N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2020/21 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2020/21 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

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