Guildhall School of Music and Drama Technical Theatre

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Technical Theatre

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Technical Theatre

BA Honours in Technical Theatre Arts

Introduction to the programme

  • 4 pathways: Stage Management, Costume Supervision, Theatre Technology, Design Realisation
  • 3 years (full-time)
  • 133 applicants / 42 places

*approximate figures taken from 2015/16

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The syllabus has been designed to involve you completely in the complex art of theatre; bringing together writers, designers, actors, musicians, composers, choreographers, technicians and administrators to create plays, operas and events with fully professional production values. Your training will provide you with a firm practical knowledge of theatre crafts and managerial skills and prepare you for a professional life in the theatre. This programme has delivered an excellent record of graduate success in theatre, film, television and related industries.

Closing date for applications (2017 entry)

London interviews

Please note that places are offered throughout the year, so early applications are advised.

  • Stage Management Pathway – 24 January 2017
  • Theatre Technology Pathway 24 January 2017
  • Costume Supervision Pathway – 7 March 2017
  • Design Realisation Pathway – 7 March 2017

New York interviews

If you wish to attend an interview in New York, the application deadline for all pathways is 13 December 2016.

Open days

Find out more about our Open Days

How to apply

Find out how to apply, or if you have any questions, contact us.

Programme description

The Technical Theatre Arts programme equips you with the skills you need to enter the theatre industry. We strongly believe that your training should be tailored to your individual career aims. For this reason, you will select one of four pathways, each with a different emphasis:

Within each pathway it is possible to study elements of the other three. For example, if you want to learn about props and scenery construction, but retain an interest in lighting, you can choose accordingly. Similarly you can gain experience in sound while focusing primarily on stage management. The course is flexible enough to allow for a wide range of interests or a more specialised approach.