Darren Page - Programme Leader
Darren Page has worked professionally in Technical Theatre & Stage Management since 2009 and has taught in higher education since 2014. Darren’s professional expertise includes work in stage management, lighting, venue, and touring theatre production. Alongside this, Darren has worked professionally in literary management and as a dramaturg for a host of theatres.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Students can work and perform in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a £6 million, 450-seat theatre on campus. The Centre hosts a year-round programme of performances from students and national touring companies. Facilities include industry-standard studio and rehearsal spaces.
Each student will receive event/performance credits which can be used against ticketed performances at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
Joint Honours students also have the option to apply for The Lincoln Company, The School of Drama’s professional company of emerging theatre, dance, and performance makers. As the company-in-residence at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, each year they work to produce and tour high-quality, original performance to venues and festivals around the UK including Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the world’s largest platform for the arts.
Drama also offers additional, optional, extracurricular Technique Classes, which allows students to improve their skills as performers. Previous technique classes have included topics such as singing, ensemble work, play-reading for enjoyment and analysis, and stage combat.
Students can take an optional placement in the UK or overseas, studying abroad. During the placement, students will be required to cover their own transport, accommodation, and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year, if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.
Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.
The Technical Theatre and Stage Management programme offers additional training, such as courses in pyrotechnic operation, use of access equipment, and other industry-relevant training.
Additional courses and training opportunities are made available as extracurricular activities and may be subject to additional costs. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the course, travel, accommodation, and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their course, transportation, accommodation, and meal costs.
As part of the admissions process, applicants are required to attend an interview day with tutors from the Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts. The interview day consists of short 'taster' workshops.
The course aims to prepare students for a spectrum of potential careers, including production design, stage management, programming for the stage, live audio engineering, venue management, lighting design for live events, and production management.
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