Gain backstage experience while you undertake in-house placements within our professional production team on the 14 plus shows per academic year. With practical hands on training in all stage management skills as well as lighting, sound, costume, prop and stage design, you will gain the knowledge and attributes needed for this rewarding career. You will work on multiple shows per year, progressing, as you would in industry, from an Assistant Stage Manager in your first year, to Deputy Stage Manager and Stage Manager in the following years. Your final year also includes a six to eight week placement, where you experience the rigours and responsibilities of a busy stage management job. Recent placements have included the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Opera Company and the Birmingham REP. Working in a variety of professional venues across the city, you are constantly building your industry network as you train. Previous graduates have worked on West End theatre shows, national and international tours, cruise ships and many other exciting productions.