Guildhall School of Music and Drama Technical Theatre Blog

By | 9th June 2017

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Technical Theatre Blog

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Technical Theatre Blog

 

Blogs and Videos

Blogs

The Technical Theatre department runs several blogs to showcase their fascinating work across all of the different aspects of our students’ involvement in the School’s live drama and opera productions. You’ll be able to find technical tricks, prop spreads, rehearsal photos and more by visiting each one.

Stage and Costume Management

Design Realisation (Scenic Art, Scenic Construction)

Theatre Technology (stage technology, sound, lighting, video)

Prop Making

Videos

The Technical Theatre department is an exciting – and bustling – place to be. To find out more about what it’s like to be involved, we’ve put some videos below, to showcase everything from Video Projection Mapping from our new BA (Hons) Video Design for Live Performance, to a general overview of the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre from our staff and students, and videos for each pathway that you can take.

BA Video Design for Live Performance

This three year degree programme will provide you with specialist training in the rapidly-expanding field of projection and video-based arts forms. It uses state-of-the-art equipment and facilities commensurate with the latest industry developments.

BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts

Find out more about the programme and what’s it’s like being a part of our exciting Technical Theatre department from our students and staff.

Stage Management pathway

This pathway is all about developing your craft to professional standards in a fully professional context. By the end of the course you will bring all your skills to bear on full-scale productions, taking lead roles in managing shows from rehearsal room to final performance.

Costume Supervision pathway

Studying on this pathway you will learn how to realise a costume design from design concept to the final costume on stage. You will learn how to organise costume fittings, quick changes and how to assemble the costumes required for complex dramas and operas.

Design Realisation pathway

Studying on the Design Realisation pathway is about making and painting the scenery and props that have been designed by the set designer. Students following this pathway have good creative and practical skills with strong problem solving abilities. In each year you will develop your skills across prop making, scenery construction and scenic art, and by the final year you will be taking leading roles in productions to a completely professional standard.

Theatre Technology pathway

In the Theatre Technology Pathway you will learn about Lighting, Sound, Projection and Stage Technology. In each year you will develop your skills across all four areas, and by the final year you will take leading roles in productions to a completely professional standard.

MA Collaborative Theatre Production & Design

The programme is not intended to deliver core technical skills, but rather develop your ‘theatre making’ abilities, exploring your potential as a creative artist and enabling you to work with other students on a series of collaborative projects.

What now?

You can either find out more about the range of programmes we offer, watch more of our Technical Theatre videos on Youtube, find out about and see photos of recent productions, or Apply to the Technical Theatre Arts programme