Backstage Academy


Backstage Academy is like no other university. We exist for passionate and driven individuals who dream of producing breathtaking events.

We offer specialist undergraduate degrees and short courses for the live events industry and are proud to be a small and exclusive institution where students are known by name rather than their student number.

From day one, our students are immersed in industry. Using best-in-class technology and equipment in state-of-the-art studio spaces, students work side-by-side with leading professionals across campus at the world-renowned Production Park.


Courses offered:

Undergraduate Degrees:
BA (Hons) Live Events Production (also available as FdA and Top Up degree)
BA (Hons) Live Visual Design & Production
BA (Hons) Stage & Production Management

Postgraduate Degrees:
MA Live Event Design
MA Innovation & Entrepreneurship for Live Events
MSc Creative Technologies for Live Events

Short Courses:
Event Safety Passport
Mental Health First Aid
Principles of Lighting
Principles of Networking
Stage Pyrotechnics
Working with Electricity

Plus bespoke training.

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