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Technical Theatre BA (Hons)


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University of Derby Markeaton Street Derby DE22 3AW

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Fees: This is a specialist course, so it costs ÂŁ9000. Start date: You can start this course in September.

You will study the traditional technical theatre disciplines but then go on to explore the integration of new media and emerging technologies in live performance. During the course you will encounter a range of practices including stage and production management, lighting, sound, projection, set, props, wardrobe and theatre administration. Teaching and learning A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed including lectures, seminars, practical workshops, tutorials, self-directed study and engagement with performance and production activities. The nature of technical theatre means that you should expect to work on shows during evenings, overnight and at weekends on occasion. Assessment will be through coursework, both written and practical.


Stage one


Stage TWO

Introduction to Technical Theatre 2

Introduction to History and Theory and PDP 2


Duration and mode of study: You will study this course for 3 years full time.

About the course This exciting new programme is taught by practicing theatre professionals with expertise in all areas of technical theatre.

Introduction to History and Theory and PDP 1

Exploration of Technical Theatre 1

Exploration of History and Theory and PDP 1


Entry requirements: You will usually need 260 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see for a full list).

You will have the opportunity to observe and work with a wide range of industry professionals as part of the day-to-day operations of Derby Theatre. This will provide great networking opportunities.

Introduction to Technical Theatre 1

Exploration of Technical Theatre 2

Exploration of History and Theory and PDP 2


UCAS code: W443

We own Derby Theatre, a major live performance venue in the heart of the city, so you have your own, professional theatre to work in.

Study modules


Where you will study: Derby Campus, Markeaton Street and Derby Theatre.

Why choose this course?

Collaborative Project

Dissertation and PDP 1



Major Project

Dissertation and PDP 2

Additional information You will be part of the production team for public performances in the main house and studio at Derby Theatre, and other venues around the city and further afield. There is also the opportunity to be involved in extra-curricular activity at the Theatre. You will also work alongside students from our BA (Hons) Theatre Arts course which will you give the opportunity to collaborate on activities and projects.

Your career We create many opportunities for you to showcase your work to a wider audience. By the time you finish your degree we will have introduced you to support networks relevant to working in the arts industry and we will have helped you to structure your CV and portfolio, and reflect on your employability. We will do our best to equip you to be able to successfully plot a course through the complex terrain of the creative industries and start your future career.

Technical theatre ba (hons)  
Technical theatre ba (hons)