University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Stage and Production Management

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 across the globe. This course will build on your existing knowledge and skills to increase your competence and confidence in stage and production management. After you graduate, you will be able to successfully launch a career in the theatre and entertainment industry. Surrey is one of the UK's leading universities for drama, with our courses ranked 2nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018. On this intensive practice-based masters course, you'll work in close collaboration with fellow GSA undergraduate and postgraduate students. You'll begin the year with intensive seminars and workshops, which will introduce you to the stage management and technical disciplines, and begin your professional development planning. You'll then start working on our wide range of production projects, taking place in both our dedicated campus performance venues as well as external venues. You will have the opportunity to take on senior production-critical roles as deputy stage manager, stage manager or production manager on our public productions, all under the guidance of our experienced and industry-connected professional staff. You will also have the opportunity to complete an industry placement. Your professional development planning will culminate in presenting your work at a London showcase event. To complete the year you will create a portfolio reflecting on your emergence as a professional practitioner.

Entry requirements

MA: Bachelors degree (minimum 2:2 or equivalent) in a relevant field, as well as previous engagement with theatre and performance or the wider entertainment industry. Applicants who can demonstrate exceptional talent and can satisfy the panel of their ability to complete the course may also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent). Selection process: Offers are made in terms of grades and a successful interview. For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 9,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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