University of Derby Technical Theatre

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University of Derby Technical Theatre

University of Derby Technical Theatre, BA (Hons) Technical Theatre

Learning and assessment
You’ll take part in lectures, seminars, practical workshops, tutorials and self-directed study, while engaging with performance and production activities.  Assessment is through written coursework and practical evaluation.

You’ll work alongside students on other courses such as the BA (Hons) Contemporary Theatre and Performance to stage work not only at Derby Theatre but also at major events such as Buxton Fringe Festival and the National Student Drama Festival. The nature of technical theatre means that you should expect to work on shows during the evenings, overnight and at weekends occasionally.

Careers and Employability

Our graduates have a great employability track record in many areas of the live event industry, including lighting design, project management, stage management, technical support and theatre technician roles.

Throughout the Technical Theatre course, you’ll discover countless opportunities to showcase your work to a wider audience, make contacts across the industry, and join professional agencies and support networks to help launch your career. We’ll help you to structure an impressive CV and portfolio to plot your course through the complex terrain of the creative industries.

How to apply

UK/EU Students

  • Full-time students applying in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

International students

  • Full-time students applying in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree