Get Backstage

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Find out what award-winning Get Backstage offers, who is eligible for this free project, and how to apply.

Get Backstage schedule

Below is the confirmed schedule for each day.

Find out more about Production Arts

Before you sign-up to Get Backstage, you might like to find out more about the different degree programmes available at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

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Costume students at Guildhall School gain a broad-based understanding of all aspects of the costume industry. This unique pathway will enable you to follow the costume process from design to realisation, explore the work of designing, supervising, making and dressing, and develop your own particular journey in the wider field of Costume.

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Design Realisation

Design Realisation is about making and painting the scenery and props that have been designed by the set designer. Students following this pathway need good creative and practical skills, with strong problem-solving abilities.

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Digital Design & Production

This dynamic and innovative programme is for students interested in the fast-moving world of digital design and production for events and live performance. It has been shaped by the practical, hands-on ethos of Guildhall School’s Production Arts Department – and it extends that ethos into work with new technologies that will shape the future of performance, media and entertainment.

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Stage Management

Stage managers are at the centre of any production or event. Stage managers are organised and creative individuals who require all manner of skills and competencies, but chief among these are ‘people skills’. Only through good interaction, communication and negotiation with people will stage managers be able to understand and work with performers, directors, designers and all the production departments.

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Theatre Technology

In Theatre Technology students will learn about design and production in lighting, sound, video and stage technology (automation and technical management), with opportunities to specialise in their final year. Theatre technicians need to be good team players and have a proven interest in an area of theatre technology.

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Production Arts Open Days

Our departmental Open Days provide a fantastic opportunity to visit our facilities, meet current students and chat to staff about the degree programmes.