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Design for Theatre and Performance (Set and Costume)

Rose Bruford College

UCAS Code: W460 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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64

This is equivalent to two C’s at ‘A’ level or one Merit and two Passes at BTEC (QCF) National Diploma or equivalent. We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points if we have evidence of your potential from your application or portfolio review.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Stage design

**Reasons to study Design for Theatre and Performance (Set & Costume)**

• Investigate the fundamentals of set and costume design and undertake design projects led by professional designers and directors.

• Design at least two realised productions in fully-equipped public venues on campus and in London.

• Create your ideas in dedicated design studios, and engage in creative team projects with students from other programmes.

• Explore design for performances beyond theatre, by taking optional projects in set or costume design for live music, festival, immersive spaces, and site-specific performance.

• Develop skills in drawing, model making and computer visualisation, and extend your learning through work placements in the industry or a period of study abroad.

• Share classes and projects with students from other programmes to learn about the performance industries and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, to prepare you to build and sustain a successful career.

**Career opportunities**
Our graduates leave as imaginative and practical collaborators and are sought after within the wider performance and related industries. Graduates work as designers and assistant designers in a range of performance areas including main house and studio productions, devised work, opera, theatre for young audiences, film, television and event design.

**You may also be interested in:**
Costume Production, BA (Hons)
Scenic Arts, BA (Hons)

**“Since graduating I worked in a studio in London doing themed entertainment design then from there I moved to Hong Kong to work with Disney.”**
Andy Sinclair-Harris, Imagineer, Walt Disney

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4):
Introduction to theatre design - the essentials of design for performance, the principles of dramatic space and performance narrative
Conceptual design projects
The collaborative process between designer and director
Developing costume designs for performance, and the creative relationship between costume maker and designer
Skills – storyboarding, model boxes, costume drawing, technical drawing, CAD
Research and analysis of performance and the theatre industry

Year 2 (Level 5):
Collaborative project - design as an ongoing collaborative process from project inception through to performance
Industry placement
Conceptual design project
Practical considerations - budgets, performance venues, transport, staffing
Design Practice – small scale realised design, in collaboration with students from other programmes
Research and context

Year 3 (Level 6):
Design practice - designing a full scale public theatre production
Contexts of design – investigating the designer’s role for performance forms such as opera and dance
Professional preparation
Independent research project
Graduate exhibition

https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/theatre-design/

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£18,000
per year
International
£18,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

1) Rose Bruford College Bursaries for UK Students: We will offer £600 financial support for each year of the course in the form of a bursary to all students who come from households below the median income level (£29,400). This information is provided to the student loan company who communicate it to our student services team so once confirmed you will be paid automatically in February (£300) and May (£300) if you are eligible.

2) International Student Bursaries for School of Design, Management & Technical Arts Programmes: Each year, Rose Bruford College awards one bursary to an international student as they commence their study on an undergraduate programme within its School of Design, Management and Technical Arts (DMTA). The bursaries, with a value of £2,000 each year for three years (total £6,000) are part of the College’s commitment to making high-quality professional training and education in theatre and the entertainment industries available to students from anywhere in the world. International students, who have international student fee status and have been offered a place on a programme within the School of DMTA may apply for the bursary before starting their studies with us. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

The Uni


Course location:

Rose Bruford College

Department:

School of Design Management and Technical Arts

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Stage design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


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Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,280
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
55%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Design occupations
7%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£20k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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