Surrey’s practice-based BA Theatre Production course provides you with professional training in a wide range of production skills.
Guildford School of Acting is one of the most highly regarded theatre schools in the UK and you will be joining a vibrant community of performers, performance makers, creative practitioners, stage managers and technicians. You’ll work in close collaboration with fellow students to deliver a variety of productions within our modern, large and well-equipped Ivy Arts Centre theatre.
We are ranked 3rd in the UK for drama and dance by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
What you will study
On our BA Theatre Production course, you‘ll work on a variety of productions including plays, musicals, devised projects and events.
Beginning with a comprehensive introduction to all core subjects relating to professional theatre production, you’ll build experience in a range of skills including sound, lighting, stage management and construction and Scenic Arts. You will also get an overview introduction to video and theatre design. We are proud to have strong industry links, and teaching current industry standards linked and integrated with key organisations is at the heart of our vocational training.
As you progress through the course, you’ll be able to select one dedicated area for specialist development, eventually taking senior Head of Department production-critical responsibility across a range of public performances within the University and at external venues. Industry placement and professional development modules are also a core part of this course and you’ll have the opportunity to present your work at a final year showcase event.
One of the best things about this course is the unique structure, which allows you to explore all aspects of technical theatre before then deciding on which one to major in later. I entered first year with the aim to becoming a Deputy Stage Manager but then got introduced to so many other options to explore. I am now working as a freelance Video Designer and Programmer, a whole sector of technical theatre I did not realise existed before university. All members of staff are so helpful in helping you discover what your true passion is, and then strive to ensure you get the experience and skills you need to achieve it
Libby Ward, BA Theatre Production graduate 2020