Stage and Event Management

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

M.A. On Campus
15 months
21213 GBP/year
9943 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Stage and Event Management from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is designed to provide you with a broad and thorough training in stage management and technical theatre, preparing you for a career in the theatre and related entertainment and event industries.


Key Features

  • For students wishing to specialise in stage management for the theatre and live events
  • Taught elements starting in September and running full time until Easter of the following year with a flexible 12 month period to complete the first component
  • Tuition and supervision from a team of established industry practitioners
  • Masterclasses and seminars from leading industry experts
  • Training in the full range of skills required to be a professional stage manager or event manager
  • Core skills module covering job roles, budgets, health and safety, essential lighting and sound, scheduling and CAD
  • Management in Context module covering planning, problem-solving, management theory, logistics, team working and career planning
  • Up to four six-week placements on productions/events, up to two of these with professional companies
  • Option to undertake a work placement in the College’s venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Final component involving the completion of a Professional Practice Portfolio based on your professional employment, with support and mentoring from College tutors


The postgraduate element of the programme is accredited by the National Council for Drama Training.

Programme Structure

  • Practical Skills
  • Management in Context
  • Placement 1&2
  • Placement 3&4
  • Professional Practice Portfolio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typical entry requirements include a degree or equivalent qualification along with relevant practical experience. However, consideration will be given to those with no formal qualifications but with significant practical experience in stage management/technical theatre.
  • Final selection is made on the basis of an interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21213 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21213 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9943 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9943 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.


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Stage and Event Management
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama