20 July 2012
Management and Technology for the Stage
This short course will be delivered by the Royal
Conservatoire’s Management and Technology
Lecturers and visiting guest specialists in our
industry-standard design and production workshops at Speirs Locks Studios.
You will also experience working in both a studio
theatre setting as well as in a traditional proscenium arch theatre.
Week one will consist of practical workshops and
teaching in all areas of management and technology, including lighting and sound for performance.
Students will be set mini projects throughout the
week to apply this new knowledge in a practical and meaningful way.
The second week involves working together with
design students and performers on a semi-produced collaborative project. This is an opportunity for you to practice your specialist learning and knowledge as a team and in a more holistic and authentic way.
This summer school will culminate in a tangible
outcome in the form of a presentation on the final
day of the short course. This may provide you
with evidence for portfolio building as well as an
opportunity to present your creative work to others.
The summer school will provide a fun, supportive
and challenging environment in which all students, from beginners to advanced, can explore and learn.
Please see our website for a full course outline.
Ros Maddison - Royal Conseratoire of Scotland, Head of Production/Programme Leader -
BA Technical and Production Arts
This 10-day intensive summer school is for anyone aged 17 plus who is interested in developing skills in management and technology for the stage.
It may be useful for you if you are wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in stage, technical or production management, including lighting and sound. The short course may also be of interest to teachers or theatre directors wishing to take part in a professional development activity to enhance your knowledge of technical processes.
By the end of the short course you should have:
• developed an awareness of the production process from initial design through to striking the set
• worked with experienced industry professionals to develop and expand specialist skills
• gained greater insight into how management and technology functions within the context of
the performing arts
• gained greater insight into how lighting and sound design works within the context of the
• participated in a collaborative practical project culminating in a presentation
GBP 850: 50% deposit is required to book a place