Training Opportunity

BA (Hons) Theatre Production Arts - Stage Management

Mountview produces around 26 plays and musicals in theatres across London, the UK and internationally each year, giving Stage Management students a vast array of learning experiences.

We offer three training levels: a two-year Foundation Degree (FdA) which provides a fast-track training and a three-year BA (Hons) with greater experience. For students with previous experience who are looking to formalise their skills and develop industry contacts we also offers a one-year Diploma specialising in stage management.

Our vocational, hands-on course has seen graduates go on to work with many diverse companies including National Theatre,

London Olympics/Paralympics and Matilda The Musical.

Our practical training runs with a minimum of 30 hours per week, 36 weeks per year. It begins with workshops covering core skills in all areas of production arts with training from experienced industry professionals. Students then move quickly on to practical show roles in stage management.

Stage Management training covers:

Prompt book and show calling

Creative research including period-specific work

Working with pyrotechnics and blank firing weapons

Co-ordination and project management

Cueing to music

Prop making and sourcing

Stage managing musicals, classics and new writing

Working at some of London’s leading theatres

Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the start of the course. Entry is based on an interview at which you will be invited to talk about previous experience, interests and inspiration. There are no formal academic requirements however one of the following is desirable:

• Five GCSE passes and two A-Levels or

• Four SCE Higher Grade passes

• BTEC National or Higher National Certificate or Diploma with merit grades

• Foundation course

• Access to Higher Education Diploma