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FdA Stage Management and Technical Theatre

Start Date: 12th September 2022

Newcastle College Performance And Production Arts 3
  • Length 2 years
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location Rye Hill Campus

Qualification Gained

FdA Stage Management and Technical Theatre (awarded by NCG)

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More about the course

Combine creativity with skilled precision in this Stage Management and Technical Theatre degree and learn how to play a vital role in theatre, without the glare of the spotlight.

An exciting and challenging course, you will develop the skills you need to be part of the unseen team responsible for making sure that every theatre show looks, sounds and feels polished and professional.

Train for a career as a stage manager, technician or designer and gain experience in venues both on and off campus to build your portfolio. 

You will learn through practical productions, public performances and student-led projects, under expert teachers who have worked in productions nationwide.

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What can I do with a qualification in Production Arts?

Daily tasks:

  • Plays pre-recorded music at nightclubs, discotheques, and private functions.
  • Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.
  • Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
  • Trains animals to perform entertaining routines and may perform with them.
  • Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.
  • Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.
  • Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.

Median Salary

£33,513 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Demonstrates and directs dance moves, monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how improvements can be made.
  • Participates in dance performance.
  • Attends rehearsals to develop and practice dance routines for performance.
  • Builds and maintains stamina, physical strength, agility and general health through fitness exercises and healthy eating.

Median Salary

£33,148 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
  • Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
  • Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.
  • Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.
  • Conceives and writes original music.

Median Salary

£38,203 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Forms rope slings, ladders, netting and other rigging and measures, cuts and repairs wire or fibre rope.
  • Erects jib, derrick and similar hoisting equipment and installs ropes, pulleys and other lifting tackle.
  • Lays and secures wooden planking to form working platforms and fixes guard rails, ladders, cradles and awnings as required.
  • Examines scaffold tubing and couplings for defects and selects, fits and bolts scaffold tubes until scaffolding reaches required height.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.

Median Salary

£30,815 View more

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