Stage Management and Technical Theatre Production

Queen Margaret University


This MA is offered subject to validation and will replace the existing successful MA Stage Management course. This MA is the only postgraduate course of its kind in the UK and has been re-developed in response to the changing needs of the industry and in consultation with previous graduates. We designed the course 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.

This course has been developed in response to this need and is rooted in a belief that effective stage managers need training that is both practical and critically reflective. It will develop your knowledge of the contemporary issues affecting the management of entertainment and live events while equipping you with the practical skills that are essential for developing a career in the field. The course is run in partnership with the Edinburgh Stage Management School, which specialises in postgraduate vocational training and combines a well-established industry focus with successful graduate employment. It combines the best aspects of the vocational, practical and academic models.

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