Stage Management

Queen Margaret University


This MA is the only postgraduate course of its kind in Scotland. It is designed as a conversion degree, and we welcome applicants from non-arts related subjects.

This course is ideal if you want to add a vocational stage management emphasis to your undergraduate degree, or if you have significant workplace experience and would like to gain a formal qualification.

From theatre productions and arts festivals to music gigs and charity events, the entertainment and live events industries are growing rapidly. At the same time, the work of stage managers is becoming more complex and technically challenging. This means that arts and events companies are looking for skilled stage managers with more holistic and integrated perspectives regarding the management of entertainment and live events and the artistic, economic, social and environmental conditions in which they function.

You can exit at PgCert or PgDip level.

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or equivalent, or significant work experience in live entertainment/events. All shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 months


School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management


Drama and Performing Arts

SCQF Level



Career Area

Performing Arts

Career Sectors