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Based near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on the world-renowned Production Park, Backstage Academy is a higher education provider offering undergraduate & postgraduate degrees, short courses, bespoke training programmes and e-learning for the live events and creative industries.
Backstage Academy is where live industry learns. It’s everything that goes into creating live experiences, at the heart of where it all happens.
It’s learning from people who have actually done it. It’s learning on a campus where some of world’s biggest tours and productions are made and staged.
It’s walking amongst the designers, artists, technicians, producers and managers that are the best in the business. It’s getting your hands on cutting-edge equipment and technology that’s used by the industry.
You end up with something far more valuable than a qualification on a piece of paper. This is not a testing ground, a mock experience or a simulation… this is the start of your incredible career in the live events and creative industries.
• BA (Hons) Live Events Production
• BA (Hons) Live Visual Design & Production
• BA (Hons) Stage & Production Management
• MSc Creative Technologies for Live Events
• MA Immersive & Interactive Media Design
• MA Innovation & Entrepreneurship for Live Events
• MA Live Event Design
• MSc Virtual Production
• MA Visual Effects for Live Events
WHY BACKSTAGE ACADEMY?
• Career-focused in Every Way - From day one, our absolute focus is on guiding you to an incredible career in the live events and creative industries.
• Award-winning Student Experience - We’re extremely proud that our students’ experience was recognised as the best in the North (Student Experience Award, Educate North Awards 2020).
• A Campus in the Heart of the Live Events Industry - Our home on Production Park is where some of the world’s biggest tours and productions are made and staged with industry-leading production studios and learning facilities.
• Global Work Opportunities - Unrivalled work opportunities at live events across the UK and beyond including music festivals, concert tours, corporate events and autosport.
• Award-winning Industry Partnerships - We’re supported by over 25 of the biggest names in entertainment technology who provide cutting-edge equipment, masterclasses and networking opportunities (Employer Engagement Award, Educate North Awards 2020).
• Learn from Working Industry Professionals- Our lecturers and visiting tutors are industry professionals in their own right.
• Highly-personalised Student Support - Our experienced student support team provides professional counselling, psychotherapy and one-to-one sessions throughout your time at Backstage.
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