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BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management

Students can work and perform in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a £6 million, 450-seat theatre on campus.

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Brayford Pool

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W453

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TECTHEUB

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Michael Hoyle - Programme Leader

Michael Hoyle - Programme Leader

Michael Hoyle has worked professionally in theatre since 2003 in a variety of roles, including Chief Technician at the Theatre Royal in Lincoln. As Technical Manager of the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, he manages much of the Centre's activity and also acts as resident designer, designing the set and lighting for many of the Centre's flagship performances.

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Welcome to BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management

BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the live arts, entertainment, and events industry. The programme focuses on developing theatre professionals with a theoretical and vocational understanding of theatre industry roles and responsibilities, including academic knowledge and practical experience of the following subjects: stage management; stage lighting; live audio; design for the stage; health and safety; and the technical standards for places of entertainment.

The Technical Theatre and Stage Management programme takes a forward-facing approach to technical theatre, promotes exploration of new practices and technologies, teaches the fundamentals of the industry, and balances vocational training with academic study.

This degree has been designed to develop industry techniques and to nurture the next generation of highly competent industry professionals, with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience working in a number of professional theatre settings.

Students have regular access to the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a well-equipped, multi-functional venue with a professional theatre and multiple studio spaces. The theatre presents a varied programme of live performance and events throughout the year. Please see www.lpac.co.uk for more information.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management

BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the live arts, entertainment, and events industry. The programme focuses on developing theatre professionals with a theoretical and vocational understanding of theatre industry roles and responsibilities, including academic knowledge and practical experience of the following subjects: stage management; stage lighting; live audio; design for the stage; health and safety; and the technical standards for places of entertainment.

The Technical Theatre and Stage Management programme takes a forward-facing approach to technical theatre, promotes exploration of new practices and technologies, teaches the fundamentals of the industry, and balances vocational training with academic study.

This degree has been designed to develop industry techniques and to nurture the next generation of highly competent industry professionals, with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience working in a number of professional theatre settings.

Students have regular access to the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a well-equipped, multi-functional venue with a professional theatre and multiple studio spaces. The theatre presents a varied programme of live performance and events throughout the year. Please see www.lpac.co.uk for more information.

How You Study

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore potential career paths, whether the goal is to become a stage manager, designer, or a creative technician. Alongside the course modules, the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre offers the chance to gain valuable practical experience in preparation for a career in technical theatre.

Students can gain an understanding of the history of technical theatre and past practices, in addition to developing their knowledge of the evolving industry trends and contemporary techniques. The course promotes a forward-facing digital culture and the development of new forms of theatrical experience.

This programme includes a diverse array of technical theatre topics, developing students to become creative technicians adaptable to possible industry changes and aware of the latest in theatre technology.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent 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.

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How You Study

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore potential career paths, whether the goal is to become a stage manager, designer, or a creative technician. Alongside the course modules, the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre offers the chance to gain valuable practical experience in preparation for a career in technical theatre.

Students can gain an understanding of the history of technical theatre and past practices, in addition to developing their knowledge of the evolving industry trends and contemporary techniques. The course promotes a forward-facing digital culture and the development of new forms of theatrical experience.

This programme includes a diverse array of technical theatre topics, developing students to become creative technicians adaptable to possible industry changes and aware of the latest in theatre technology.

The programme consists of practical workshops, seminars, lectures, and work-based learning. Students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent 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.

Find out More

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of School of Fine and Performing Arts

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical studio work (including rehearsals). Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Your programme will follow an on-campus, blended-learning model. This will involve a range of different learning styles where you will be able to engage with your tutors and peers in physical and virtual environments.

We are planning the majority of your teaching to be delivered face to face. This means that you will be on campus for sessions like workshops, studio classes, practical and performance work. We will also be using the benefits of online learning and teaching, particularly for large lectures, which may be delivered as live sessions in which you can interact with others, and/or recorded sessions that you can access whenever you want.

Our efforts to develop your employability within and outside of the curriculum will remain a key focus during your time at Lincoln. As your course progresses, you will be assessed in various ways, including coursework and examinations which may be online. Many of our assessment types involve live or performance work, and these will all be run safely and in line with Government guidance. The School’s various social media channels are full of great examples of live performance work that we’ve already undertaken this year.

The spaces on campus where your teaching will take place, such as performance and dance studios in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, our Fine Art Studios, or our Music rehearsal rooms, will be managed in ways that maximise your learning experience while also safeguarding your health and wellbeing in line with the latest Government guidance.

Should a change in Government guidance require a return to lockdown, we are ready to move fully online for the required period. We did this twice last year and managed to successfully deliver our curriculum and maintain our sense of community. Any changes of this kind will be communicated by email from myself and/or the university.

To complete your assignments, you will need a laptop or desktop computer. For some of our programmes, computers capable of running Adobe’s Creative Cloud software are helpful. For those that require it, we will provide an Adobe Creative Cloud license so that you can access this software at the start of your studies. All students will be provided with full access to Microsoft Office 365.

To support you in your studies, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. You will meet with them regularly in person and/or online. It is important to remember that independent learning is an essential aspect of your programme. Guided reading and other independent engagement remain key to performing well in your studies.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus in October for your induction events and supporting you as you embark on this new and exciting chapter in your life. 

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at awesterside@lincoln.ac.uk.

Dr Andrew Westerside

Head of the School of Fine and Performing Arts

† 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.

Introduction to Stage Design 2022-23TTH1001MLevel 42022-23This module aims to introduce students to the subject of theatre production design, including set, lighting, sound and costume. Students can study the design elements of a theatrical performance and the roles of the creative team. Introduction to Stage Design aims to develop knowledge through theoretical study, lectures, and practical demonstrations. The module explores many areas of specialism within the theatre and live entertainment industries and aims to give students a core understanding of potential career prospects.CoreStage Histories 2022-23TTH1002MLevel 42022-23This module can examine the historical contexts of 'the stage', focusing on the technical function of the stage across history. Areas of focus can include the ancient European Amphitheatre, The Elizabethan playhouse, The Grand 19th century Victorian Playhouse and the post-millennium constructed auditorium. The module aims to look specifically at the evolution of stagecraft, stage technologies, and the emergence of technical theatre and stage management as a profession.CoreStage Management Fundamentals 2022-23TTH1003MLevel 42022-23Within this module, students will be expected to undertake an in-depth study of each individual role within the stage management team, deepening their understanding of the responsibilities of each role and the importance of communication and teamwork. The module can deliver the key skills needed to work as a member of the stage management team, including practical skills, organisational skills, teamwork, leadership, working to a deadline and working under pressure. This module aims to cover the skills required for working as a venue stage manager, company stage manager, deputy stage manager and assistant stage manager.CoreStagecraft 2022-23TTH1004MLevel 42022-23In this module students will be expected to gain an understanding of the stagecraft required to work within the technical theatre profession. Students can be taught via a series of practical workshops over the first semester. The workshops cover the essentials required of a theatre technician and form the foundation of the programme. The module includes fundamental safety precautions and procedures required to work safely within the theatre industry.CoreTechnical Standards for Places of Entertainment 2022-23TTH1005MLevel 42022-23This module aims to contextualise the many forms of technical/stage work that takes place within the 21st century. Over the course of the module students can be presented with a variety of contemporary stage management and technical theatre practices. Teaching on this module also aims to equip students with the terminology required to work in theatre, roles within theatre, theatre layouts and legal obligations.CoreTechnical Theatre Technology 2022-23TTH1006MLevel 42022-23This module is a practical exploration of the many technologies available for use in technical theatre and the contexts in which they are used. From lighting consoles to audio mixers, computerised flying systems, revolving stages and audio-visual software and systems, this module can teach the fundamentals of setting up and programming equipment for stage productions.CoreContemporary Performance Technologies 2023-24TTH2001MLevel 52023-24This module aims to explore the very latest and yet to be released theatre technology, from lighting, audio and projection equipment, to virtual and augmented reality and video mapping and holographic projection. The module can demonstrate how this technology is used and aims to encourage students to consider how contemporary unconventional technology can be used or developed to create or compliment a performance. The module offers the opportunity to research and analyse case studies from innovative contemporary productions from around the world.CoreContemporary Production Practices 2023-24TTH2002MLevel 52023-24This module aims to enable students to understand the landscape for potential employment post-University. The module runs alongside the Placement module and will have the scope to feature guest talks from industry professionals.CoreProfessional Theatre Practice 1 2023-24TTH2003MLevel 52023-24This module is part of the University's commitment to academic programmes that encourage a high level of vocational relevance. This module encourages students to think beyond their University life, reaching into the wider community to hone their skills and target future employment possibilities. The module aims to enable students to examine how arts-based organisations, educational and non-traditional arts-based establishments function and provide students with valuable workplace experience.CoreScenic Construction 2023-24TTH2004MLevel 52023-24This module aims to explore the many methods of set construction and types of stage sets, from scenic cloths to timber framed flats and steel constructions. The module can study common practices and deliver practical sessions teaching the fundamental skills to create scenery, including but not limited to: reading set plans, cutting timber and steel, building flats, creating flown scenery safely, prop making, and scenic artistry.CoreScenography and Design 2023-24TTH2005MLevel 52023-24This module can introduce students to the histories and contemporary practices of scenography, as well as design as it relates to theatre and performance. Students may have the opportunity to navigate the subject historically, theoretically and practically, exploring multiple elements of design both atomically and holistically.CoreStage and Production Management 2023-24TTH2006MLevel 52023-24In this module students are expected to study the roles of both a venue stage manager and a production manager, comparing and analysing each roles individual responsibilities in the management and execution of a production. Students may also study the roles played by other stakeholders, such as the creative team, and their importance during the production process.CoreAdvanced Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment 2024-25TTH3001MLevel 62024-25This module aims to explore the technical standards for places of entertainment. The module can examine case studies that demonstrate the importance of, and implications of not following, correct procedures and regulations. This can include subjects such as Safety and Certification, Fireproofing, Emergency lighting Fire alarm systems, lifting equipment, inspections, disability and accessibility, room occupancy, fire prevention and fire action, children on stage and legal noise limits.CoreEmbodied Technologies 2024-25TTH3002MLevel 62024-25This module aims to explore and evaluates a range of approaches for integrating technology into the performance-making process. It can study productions that depend on the use of embodied technologies, whether that be the mechanical engineering of Warhorse or the projection mapping essential for the opening of the Edinburgh International Festival at Usher Hall.CoreFinal Portfolio Project 2024-25TTH3003MLevel 62024-25This final project can allow the student to utilise the skills they have learnt over the duration of the programme to fulfil a role specific to their area of interest. This could include (but is not limited to) the role of stage manager, set designer, lighting designer, production manager, costume designer, technician, production manager or audio visual designer.CoreProduction Design and Realisation 2024-25TTH3004MLevel 62024-25This module combines both practice and study, in which students can work either independently or collaboratively to design and realise a production for the stage or an unconventional performance space. The module requires students to undertake the roles within the creative team for a production, including the production designer, set designer, lighting designer, sound designer, costume designer, prop designer, video designer and more. The module aims to examine the skills and resources available for each of these roles and allow students to explore the avenue that most suits them. Students can opt to work solo or form groups suited to the area of interest applicable to each students' interests and CPD plan. Students can work independently or in groups to propose, plan and design an ambitious theoretical production that utilises the experience gained over their three years on the programme. Embracing a broad spectrum of theatrical design methods to produce a visualised representation and presentation of a theoretical production. Students may form groups and work collaboratively to fulfil all the design elements of a production, including (but not limited to) set designer, lighting designer, sound designer, AV and costume designer. Alternatively, students may choose to work independently and design all scenographic elements themselves. A preliminary seminar aims to introduce the Module and its processes, offering design briefs to be allocated to each group. A supervisor can be assigned to each group to meet with them at key points over the Semester. Supervisors may advise students on the mode of work each group is producing, and give feedback on their Draft Proposal. Groups can then receive formal supervisions during the Semester, including work in progress stages prior to their final assessment and presentation. The module is designed to simulate a real-world design scenario, requiring students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to develop concepts, work collaboratively, and produce quality design documentation.CoreProfessional Theatre Practice 2 2024-25TTH3005MLevel 62024-25This module aims to reinforce pre-existing knowledge and deliver practical work-based experience of a specific professional practice. Students may be required to act independently to secure a placement to work in a role of their choice or to support a professional within the chosen role. For example, students may opt to specialise in the role of a theatre technician and take part in professional production get-ins and fit-ups, operate shows, create stage layouts for events, light performances, and mix live audio, receiving mentorship and guidance throughout the process. Alternatively, students may wish to choose roles such as a stage manager, set designer, prop designer, lighting designer, production manager, or other appropriate role.CoreResearch Project 2024-25TTH3006MLevel 62024-25This module provides students with the opportunity to utilise academic research skills in order to formulate and conduct a research project centred around a technical, performance or theatre-related topic.OptionalTechnical Theatre Management 2024-25TTH3007MLevel 62024-25This optional module can cover the role of a Technical Manager, from the day-to-day operations management to the annual inspections and legal requirements to effectively manage staff, productions, and visitors. The module is designed to inform all students of their legal obligations in such a role and how to manage a venue effectively. The module aims to examine: Venue technical specifications, scheduling, venue staff management, venue services, operation management, riders, licences, managing venue health and safety regulations, auditing, audience safety, listed buildings, contemporary buildings, servicing and inspections.Optional

† 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.

Introduction to Stage Design 2021-22TTH1001MLevel 42021-22This module aims to introduce students to the subject of theatre production design, including set, lighting, sound and costume. Students can study the design elements of a theatrical performance and the roles of the creative team. Introduction to Stage Design aims to develop knowledge through theoretical study, lectures, and practical demonstrations. The module explores many areas of specialism within the theatre and live entertainment industries and aims to give students a core understanding of potential career prospects.CoreStage Histories 2021-22TTH1002MLevel 42021-22This module can examine the historical contexts of 'the stage', focusing on the technical function of the stage across history. Areas of focus can include the ancient European Amphitheatre, The Elizabethan playhouse, The Grand 19th century Victorian Playhouse and the post-millennium constructed auditorium. The module aims to look specifically at the evolution of stagecraft, stage technologies, and the emergence of technical theatre and stage management as a profession.CoreStage Management Fundamentals 2021-22TTH1003MLevel 42021-22Within this module, students will be expected to undertake an in-depth study of each individual role within the stage management team, deepening their understanding of the responsibilities of each role and the importance of communication and teamwork. The module can deliver the key skills needed to work as a member of the stage management team, including practical skills, organisational skills, teamwork, leadership, working to a deadline and working under pressure. This module aims to cover the skills required for working as a venue stage manager, company stage manager, deputy stage manager and assistant stage manager.CoreStagecraft 2021-22TTH1004MLevel 42021-22In this module students will be expected to gain an understanding of the stagecraft required to work within the technical theatre profession. Students can be taught via a series of practical workshops over the first semester. The workshops cover the essentials required of a theatre technician and form the foundation of the programme. The module includes fundamental safety precautions and procedures required to work safely within the theatre industry.CoreTechnical Standards for Places of Entertainment 2021-22TTH1005MLevel 42021-22This module aims to contextualise the many forms of technical/stage work that takes place within the 21st century. Over the course of the module students can be presented with a variety of contemporary stage management and technical theatre practices. Teaching on this module also aims to equip students with the terminology required to work in theatre, roles within theatre, theatre layouts and legal obligations.CoreTechnical Theatre Technology 2021-22TTH1006MLevel 42021-22This module is a practical exploration of the many technologies available for use in technical theatre and the contexts in which they are used. From lighting consoles to audio mixers, computerised flying systems, revolving stages and audio-visual software and systems, this module can teach the fundamentals of setting up and programming equipment for stage productions.CoreContemporary Performance Technologies 2022-23TTH2001MLevel 52022-23This module aims to explore the very latest and yet to be released theatre technology, from lighting, audio and projection equipment, to virtual and augmented reality and video mapping and holographic projection. The module can demonstrate how this technology is used and aims to encourage students to consider how contemporary unconventional technology can be used or developed to create or compliment a performance. The module offers the opportunity to research and analyse case studies from innovative contemporary productions from around the world.CoreContemporary Production Practices 2022-23TTH2002MLevel 52022-23This module aims to enable students to understand the landscape for potential employment post-University. The module runs alongside the Placement module and will have the scope to feature guest talks from industry professionals.CoreProfessional Theatre Practice 1 2022-23TTH2003MLevel 52022-23This module is part of the University's commitment to academic programmes that encourage a high level of vocational relevance. This module encourages students to think beyond their University life, reaching into the wider community to hone their skills and target future employment possibilities. The module aims to enable students to examine how arts-based organisations, educational and non-traditional arts-based establishments function and provide students with valuable workplace experience.CoreScenic Construction 2022-23TTH2004MLevel 52022-23This module aims to explore the many methods of set construction and types of stage sets, from scenic cloths to timber framed flats and steel constructions. The module can study common practices and deliver practical sessions teaching the fundamental skills to create scenery, including but not limited to: reading set plans, cutting timber and steel, building flats, creating flown scenery safely, prop making, and scenic artistry.CoreScenography and Design 2022-23TTH2005MLevel 52022-23This module can introduce students to the histories and contemporary practices of scenography, as well as design as it relates to theatre and performance. Students may have the opportunity to navigate the subject historically, theoretically and practically, exploring multiple elements of design both atomically and holistically.CoreStage and Production Management 2022-23TTH2006MLevel 52022-23In this module students are expected to study the roles of both a venue stage manager and a production manager, comparing and analysing each roles individual responsibilities in the management and execution of a production. Students may also study the roles played by other stakeholders, such as the creative team, and their importance during the production process.CoreAdvanced Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment 2023-24TTH3001MLevel 62023-24This module aims to explore the technical standards for places of entertainment. The module can examine case studies that demonstrate the importance of, and implications of not following, correct procedures and regulations. This can include subjects such as Safety and Certification, Fireproofing, Emergency lighting Fire alarm systems, lifting equipment, inspections, disability and accessibility, room occupancy, fire prevention and fire action, children on stage and legal noise limits.CoreEmbodied Technologies 2023-24TTH3002MLevel 62023-24This module aims to explore and evaluates a range of approaches for integrating technology into the performance-making process. It can study productions that depend on the use of embodied technologies, whether that be the mechanical engineering of Warhorse or the projection mapping essential for the opening of the Edinburgh International Festival at Usher Hall.CoreFinal Portfolio Project 2023-24TTH3003MLevel 62023-24This final project can allow the student to utilise the skills they have learnt over the duration of the programme to fulfil a role specific to their area of interest. This could include (but is not limited to) the role of stage manager, set designer, lighting designer, production manager, costume designer, technician, production manager or audio visual designer.CoreProduction Design and Realisation 2023-24TTH3004MLevel 62023-24This module combines both practice and study, in which students can work either independently or collaboratively to design and realise a production for the stage or an unconventional performance space. The module requires students to undertake the roles within the creative team for a production, including the production designer, set designer, lighting designer, sound designer, costume designer, prop designer, video designer and more. The module aims to examine the skills and resources available for each of these roles and allow students to explore the avenue that most suits them. Students can opt to work solo or form groups suited to the area of interest applicable to each students' interests and CPD plan. Students can work independently or in groups to propose, plan and design an ambitious theoretical production that utilises the experience gained over their three years on the programme. Embracing a broad spectrum of theatrical design methods to produce a visualised representation and presentation of a theoretical production. Students may form groups and work collaboratively to fulfil all the design elements of a production, including (but not limited to) set designer, lighting designer, sound designer, AV and costume designer. Alternatively, students may choose to work independently and design all scenographic elements themselves. A preliminary seminar aims to introduce the Module and its processes, offering design briefs to be allocated to each group. A supervisor can be assigned to each group to meet with them at key points over the Semester. Supervisors may advise students on the mode of work each group is producing, and give feedback on their Draft Proposal. Groups can then receive formal supervisions during the Semester, including work in progress stages prior to their final assessment and presentation. The module is designed to simulate a real-world design scenario, requiring students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to develop concepts, work collaboratively, and produce quality design documentation.CoreProfessional Theatre Practice 2 2023-24TTH3005MLevel 62023-24This module aims to reinforce pre-existing knowledge and deliver practical work-based experience of a specific professional practice. Students may be required to act independently to secure a placement to work in a role of their choice or to support a professional within the chosen role. For example, students may opt to specialise in the role of a theatre technician and take part in professional production get-ins and fit-ups, operate shows, create stage layouts for events, light performances, and mix live audio, receiving mentorship and guidance throughout the process. Alternatively, students may wish to choose roles such as a stage manager, set designer, prop designer, lighting designer, production manager, or other appropriate role.CoreResearch Project 2023-24TTH3006MLevel 62023-24This module provides students with the opportunity to utilise academic research skills in order to formulate and conduct a research project centred around a technical, performance or theatre-related topic.OptionalTechnical Theatre Management 2023-24TTH3007MLevel 62023-24This optional module can cover the role of a Technical Manager, from the day-to-day operations management to the annual inspections and legal requirements to effectively manage staff, productions, and visitors. The module is designed to inform all students of their legal obligations in such a role and how to manage a venue effectively. The module aims to examine: Venue technical specifications, scheduling, venue staff management, venue services, operation management, riders, licences, managing venue health and safety regulations, auditing, audience safety, listed buildings, contemporary buildings, servicing and inspections.Optional

How you are assessed

As this course aims to develop a wide range of practical and intellectual skills, assessment is varied and includes presentations, written projects, individual and group practical work, projects and portfolios, in addition to academic essays.

There are no formal end-of-year examinations. Students are assessed through their production of practical and written work throughout the degree.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

As this course aims to develop a wide range of practical and intellectual skills, assessment is varied and includes presentations, written projects, individual and group practical work, projects and portfolios, in addition to academic essays.

There are no formal end-of-year examinations. Students are assessed through their production of practical and written work throughout the degree.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course, students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake fieldwork or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the 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 own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

Students must purchase their own PPE required for workshop sessions.

With regards to textbooks, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will, therefore, be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Other Costs

For students who wish to participate in The Lincoln Company's Edinburgh Festival Fringe performances, there are additional costs. Students are currently required to contribute £150 towards the cost of attending the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and are responsible for their travel and general living costs. The University covers accommodation costs in Edinburgh. An approximate break down of these costs includes £570 for travel, accommodation and a levy to participate, and an additional £200-£400 to cover the cost of meals and entertainment during the trip. These costs are based on those incurred by individual students during the 2015 performances.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course, students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake fieldwork or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the 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 own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

Students must purchase their own PPE required for workshop sessions.

With regards to textbooks, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will, therefore, be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Other Costs

For students who wish to participate in The Lincoln Company's Edinburgh Festival Fringe performances, there are additional costs. Students are currently required to contribute £150 towards the cost of attending the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and are responsible for their travel and general living costs. The University covers accommodation costs in Edinburgh. An approximate break down of these costs includes £570 for travel, accommodation and a levy to participate, and an additional £200-£400 to cover the cost of meals and entertainment during the trip. These costs are based on those incurred by individual students during the 2015 performances.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Facilities

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.

View of the audience seating area from the stage of the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Performance Opportunities

As an extracurricular activity, students can join The Lincoln Company, a professional collaboration between students, staff, and practicing artists which performs existing and original works at venues across the country, including runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Students who join the visit to Edinburgh are required to make a contribution towards costs.

The work of The Lincoln Company ranges from new writing to contemporary and experimental performance, and works year-round. Previous work we have toured includes Joe Orton's Loot, David Greig's The Cosmonaut's Letter to the Woman He Once Loved in the Soviet Union, and Michael Pinchbeck's Sit With Us For a Moment and Remember.

The Lincoln Company may also support graduate companies and artists as they embark on professional careers as theatre-makers. Graduate company The Backpack Ensemble, whose degree-show The Search For a Black-Browed Albatross won three awards at the 2018 National Student Drama Festival, are the most recent example of The Lincoln Company's work with graduating student groups.

Group of students on stage during a performance

Placements

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. 

Additional Training/Qualifications

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.

Interviews

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.

Career Opportunities

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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