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Stage Management and Technical Theatre

Trinity College Dublin

36 months
23112 EUR/year
6550 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Stage Management and Technical Theatre programme of Trinity College Dublin offers practice-based training to students who are interested in a career in professional theatre, TV and film. It has been enhanced to provide increased opportunities in specialist areas within stage management and technical theatre, increased professional placements and a Capstone research project.


Stage management and technical theatre: The course for you?

Students who undertake the Stage Management and Technical Theatre programme of Trinity College Dublin will need to have a keen interest in stage management, production management, lighting, sound, construction, prop making, costume or set design. This is an intensive course requiring a commitment on average of 35 hours per week, 38 weeks per year.

Stage management and technical theatre at Trinity

This degree is specifically designed to train technical staff for the theatre, TV and film industries. Through a series of skills based courses, placements and professional development programmes the course aims to equip students with the necessary skills to realise a professional theatre production. The practical training during the degree course will be complemented with a range of classes including theatre history, principles of stage management and principles of theatre technology. Led by dedicated and experienced theatre technicians and stage managers these classes will reflect best practices in professional theatre.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

Stage manager, assistant stage manager, lighting operator, sound operator, costume supervisor, scenic and prop maker in local, national and international theatres. Stage management and theatre technician jobs with theatre companies touring nationally and internationally. Technical jobs with companies that support the theatre, TV and film industries such as PSI and Avcom.

Core skills-based classes in theatre skills, theatre technologies and theatre studies will be complemented by practice based learning on in-house productions.

Programme Structure

First year

  • First year is designed to introduce students to practice-based training in all technical departments including lighting, sound, prop making, scenic art, costume, set construction and stage management.

Second year

  • Second year will see students apply the skills learned from their first year to a series of theatre and film productions, directed and designed by professional practitioners. Each student will have the opportunity to become a head of department and work alongside their peers to deliver a full production.

Third year

  • In year three students will undertake work placements with prominent theatre companies, festivals and industry related companies in order to further develop their chosen area of specialism. Capstone research projects will be assigned according to the preferred career choice of each individual student. Further opportunities as head of department on shows and internal projects are offered in this year.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Final second level qualification results
  • IELTS, Cambridge Advanced/Proficiency, TOEFL scores, for applicants whose first language is not English
  • Academic transcripts for each year of third level study and all third level qualifications awarded
  • SAT, AP or ACT scores (US and Canadian applicants only)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Passport
  • Application fee (non-refundable) and application fee payment form

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23112 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23112 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6550 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6550 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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