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Monday 28 January 2019, 12:30pm

Students on RADA's FdA in Technical Theatre and Stage Management (TTSM) will be automatically considered for the BA (Hons) progression year from September 2021.

Responding to an increasing demand for further specialised training in theatre production disciplines, students who have successfully completed the two-year foundation degree will be eligible for a third year of training without having to reapply.

Students will need to achieve the required level in their FdA (currently a Merit) and this will be applicable to any students enrolling on the FdA in TTSM in September 2019 onwards. Due to the highly specialist nature of our training, there will still be limited places available in some specialisms (for example, in lighting design). RADA still welcomes applicants with a foundation degree or equivalent from elsewhere to apply for this course.

The BA (Hons) in TTSM enables students to deepen their specialist knowledge in one or two areas of technical theatre or stage management, preparing for a successful career in the industry.

Graduates work in theatre, film, opera, live events, television and radio, in a range of careers from lighting and sound design, to stage management and production management, to scenic art and construction.

Applications are open until 1 April for RADA's Technical Theatre and Stage Management courses. Interviews take place in London, Manchester and Plymouth, and application fee waivers are available for students from lower income households. UK students who are new to higher education can also access student loans for tuition fees and living costs, and if you have a family income of £43,000 or less you are likely to be eligible for a RADA means-tested scholarship.

Visit the course page for more information.

Home/EU students and Brexit

The UK government has recently issued advice for higher education providers in the event that there is a no-deal Brexit from the European Union.

For students applying to start in 2019-20 or beyond:

In July the government announced that EU citizens and their family members, starting courses in England in the 2019 to 2020 academic year, will remain eligible for undergraduate and postgraduate financial support and Advanced Learner Loans from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirements. Please see the government guidance for information about residency requirements.

If you are coming in 2019-20 to take RADA’s FdA in Technical Theatre and Stage Management, please note that you will be able to complete the two-year foundation degree. However, if you intend to continue on to the BA (Hons) in Technical Theatre and Stage Management, this will be treated as starting a new course, so we do not yet know the arrangements for government-regulated fees and financial support for that third year (i.e. in 2021-22).

We are yet to receive information about arrangements in England for academic years after 2019-20 where students are starting a new course, but will update guidance and links as we have them.

If you are at all concerned, please contact