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A St Mary’s Masterclass in Creative Production - 19th June

Date: Wednesday 19th June 2024

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: St Mary's University

The Creative Production BA (Hons) team are excited to offer a masterclass on the 19th June 2024. Due to the interactive sessions on offer (lighting design and stage management) this opportunity only has 15 spaces available!

This event aims to introduce students to the types of modules that take place on the St Mary’s Creative Production BA degree at St Mary’s, and introduces the key aspects of working backstage in a theatre. This event is suitable for first or second year sixth form or college students interested in pursuing a degree or career in creative production industries or theatre.

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Please note that due to the limited spaces available at this masterclass, please let us know if you can no longer attend to give another a student the opportunity to do so.


  • 10am – Arrival and introduction
  • 10.30am – Session one - An introduction to lighting design

What are the key skills needed to create lighting designs for live theatre and events? This session is designed to introduce students to university level study in the Creative Arts and encourage students with an interest in Creative Production to develop extended understandings of key principles and skills.

This interactive session will guide you through: principals of rigging, basic introduction to colour, meaning and atmosphere. This session is hands on and may involve working in the dark.

  • 12:30pm – lunch
  • 1.30pm – Tour of facilities and spaces
  • 2pm – Session two - The basics of stage management

The stage manager is often regarded as the person who ties everything together on a successful show or event. Students on this workshop will explore the different tasks and approaches a Stage Manager undertakes to deliver a successful production.

The technical department will lead students through the exploration of: marking out of a space, the prompt book, and show control and communication.

  • 4pm – depart.

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