Location : London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts 155 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA
Phone : + 44 (0)20 8834 0500
Website : www.lamda.org.uk
Course : TWO YEAR FOUNDATION DEGREE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT & TECHINCAL THEATRE, FULL-TIME
The curriculum for this course is deliberately broad. Regardless of the area in which students hope to specialise, they are required to gain experience in all technical disciplines. This enables them to develop new skills, widen their understanding of the art form and ultimately become more employable.
The course is taught by established industry professionals who enjoy successful careers in their fields. LAMDA’s tutors maintain their links with the industry and often work on professional productions alongside their LAMDA commitments. This ensures the training remains relevant and up-do-date with changes in technology, as well as industry customs and practice. Students are encouraged to forge links with the industry prior to graduation through professional placements and working with visiting practitioners. As such, all LAMDA Stage Management and Technical Theatre students who actively seek employment find relevant work within a few weeks of graduation
.In Year One the course gives students a thorough grounding in stage management, set construction, lighting and sound, as well as an introduction to related areas within television and radio. Students will work on LAMDA’s public productions, spending approximately six weeks in junior roles in these four areas.
In Year Two students undertake Heads of Department roles on LAMDA shows enabling them to strengthen their leadership skills. During the year, they may also have an opportunity to transfer productions to theatres elsewhere in the UK and Europe. In addition, optional senior roles are available on a variety of LAMDA’s film and radio productions which are written, directed, shot and edited by industry professionals. Second year students also complete two six-week work placements within the entertainment industry designed to offer professional experience in an area of your choice.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the Academy as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. Please note students will be means tested for scholarship eligibility. The Scholarship will cover course fees only and will be reviewed on an annual basis. There will be one available Scholarship for the year 2016/17.
Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.
For more details on the course and how to apply for a place at London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art visit their website here.