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Technical Theatre (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
London, United Kingdom
Technical Theatre (Hons) degree from St Mary's University, Twickenham, London combines the best of University education with the best of Drama School training in order to produce the future generation of theatre technicians who are not only technically competent but alive to the changing creative demands of this fast moving industry.
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This Technical Theatre (Hons) within St Mary's University, Twickenham, London enables you to specialise through option choices, working in smaller groups to deepen your core knowledge. The specialist study enables students to explore in-depth, a niche skill of your choosing. In effect, this is a ‘practical’ dissertation assessed by portfolio and live demonstration.

A training in technical theatre will equip you with both the design skills and the technical knowhow to work across a broad range of skills within this exciting and fast moving industry.


The course is focused on setting students up for employment. We have great contacts with theatres, both in London and beyond. Over the past few years, students from the Drama programmes have found employment at the National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, The Gate, The Royal Court and more locally at The Orange Tree in Richmond and The Rose Theatre in Kingston. The programme will not only equip you with the specialist skills required to work as a technician but also a wide range of transferable and creative skills applicable to all professions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Creative Thinking  
  • Digital Film Production  
  • Production Management  
  • Specialist Study  
  • TV Production
  • Set Design
  • Company Management
  • Stage Lighting 
  • Stage Management 
  • Costume 
  • Sound 
  • Puppets and Props 
  • Scenic Construction

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • UCAS points 112–96 
  • A levels BBC–CCC 
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11100 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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