Guildford School of Acting (GSA) has been providing highly regarded professional training in stage management for over 40 years and our graduates have gone on to work in all areas of the industry, both in the UK and around the world.
If you’re a graduate from a course other than specialist undergraduate technical theatre and believe your career path lies backstage, then this course is designed for you.
It will build on your existing knowledge and skills to boost your confidence in stage and production management, and enable you to successfully launch a career in the theatre and entertainment industry.
What you will study
On our practice-based Stage and Production Management MA course, you’ll work closely with fellow GSA students to deliver stellar productions.
Through intensive seminars and workshops, you’ll be introduced to stage management and technical disciplines and begin your professional development planning. You’ll then work on a wide variety of production projects across performance spaces within the University and at external venues. There will also be opportunities to take on senior production-critical roles as deputy stage manager, stage manager or production manager on our public productions, under the guidance of our experienced and industry-connected staff.
You’ll also have the chance to complete an industry placement and your professional development planning will culminate in presenting your work at a London showcase event.
The Masters course I was involved in, focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects. During my training at GSA, I have expanded skills and knowledge in prop making and sourcing, costume, as well as stage and production management. Experienced in working on plays, musicals, concerts and live events, I thoroughly enjoy teamwork, and I am always challenging myself within various show roles, production teams and venues in Guildford and London
Rita Tsai, MA Stage and Production Management graduate 2020