Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Eton Avenue, London, NW3 3HY, United Kingdom

Technical and Production Management

As live theatre and performance becomes an increasingly important part of the global economy, there is a huge demand for Technical and Production Management professionals. This course trains students in the specialist skills and knowledge of managing creative processes from initial concept through rehearsal to realised performance. Technical and Production Management students learn to co-ordinate and bring together all the technical and practical aspects of staging a performance; from hands-on skills and techniques of theatre technical work to managing the collaboration of the whole production team of designers, engineers, artists and technicians. This prepares them for a career in technical management, production management, or associated fields within the entertainment industry. Following intense training in fundamental theatre technology and management practice, students’ focus their career direction by engaging directly with performing arts professionals, including access to both long established and emerging industry companies, venues, manufacturers and suppliers. Students also have the opportunity to arrange and complete placements to explore the specific areas of the entertainment industry in which they are interested. This course leads to the qualification of BA (Hons) Theatre Practice. For more detailed information, to see what is covered in each year of the course and to view the Course Specification document, click on the 'Course Details' heading on the following page of Central's website: