- Learn practical skills covering stage management, arts management and technical stage management
- Benefit from successful working partnerships with local venues and award-winning theatre companies
- Gain real insight and experience from professional companies and specialists in the field who perform on campus
- Play your part in staff and student productions which take place throughout the year, some touring the country
Whether your passion is musicals, plays, or other types of performance, our unique degree, which covers arts and stage management, equips you with the practical skills required to build a successful career in theatre production.
Our dynamic three-year programme focusses on the four areas of arts management, stage management, venue management and technical stage management which includes sound and lighting operation. A variety of live events take place at the University and locally which will allow you to hone your skills. Additionally, we have close links with many local theatres and our students often work within these venues.
Teaching is delivered by theatre professionals who work in the industry and therefore ensure that content is relevant and up to date. Your learning experience is enhanced by engagement with a variety of theatre professionals and organisations who give talks and involve students in productions on campus.
You have access to great facilities for theatrical work, including two fully equipped, flexible studio theatres and our Performing Arts Studios. We also use professional amenities at the Theatre Royal, in Winchester, and The Point in Eastleigh. There are plenty of opportunities to see performances in Winchester, Southampton, Basingstoke and Londonâs rich theatrical landscape is just an hour away by train.
Year 1 provides you with a practical introduction to the different roles in the theatre and a chance to try out new skills.
In Year 2, you explore more specific elements of production management and arts management such as, marketing and management and theatre design. Wherever possible, you test your skills on producing work for real companies and venues so the experience is highly relevant to a career in the industry.
The final year gives you an opportunity for focused individual study and to work on advanced production projects.
Helping you to optimise your employability is a core part of the programme. Throughout the course you build key skills which can be applied to multiple careers. You learn to budget your time and resources, develop vital IT know-how, as well as enhanced communication and presentation skills. You also learn about project management, collaborative working and report writing.
For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.
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Winchester was such a pretty, lovely place to study. It’s a real community oriented university, you’ll get to know everyone here which is great. The nightlife isn’t crazy like, say, Brighton, there are a few nice clubs here, The SU throws the Bop every Wednesday is bloody mental, and if you want to have a really good night out you can get a cheap taxi down to Southampton. My tutors were really supportive, and they drove me to the best of my ability - they offered great feedback and were always available for a chat.
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