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Scenic Arts (Construction, Props & Painting)

Rose Bruford College

UCAS Code: W4W7 | 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 interview/audition.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Stage design

**Reasons to study Scenic Arts (Construction, Props and Painting)**
• Gain construction skills in wood and metal; using hand tools and machinery. Learn scenic painting techniques and explore prop making in a range of materials.

• Gain advanced skills with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and 3D modelling using resins and silicon

• Learn in our spacious workshop which includes CAD facilities, paint frame and specialist fibreglass and plaster room.

• Hone your craft, through manufacturing scenic elements to a brief for staged productions in College and London venues, collaborating with other programmes as part of a creative team.

• Develop your own areas of specialism through individual project work, productions and work placement preparing you for a career in the theatre and performance industries.

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

**Career opportunities**
Our graduates have gone on to work as freelance scenic painters, prop makers, carpenters and engineers, and to work for scenery construction companies for theatre, film, television, entertainment, museums and themed attractions.

**You may also be interested in:**
Design for Theatre and Performance, BA (Hons)

**“It is challenging but when you finish the show you can say “Yes, I built that!” It’s an enormously satisfying feeling.”** Gareth Shippen Scenic Arts, 2017 Graduate

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4):
Introduction to scenic construction - the workshop environment, scenic construction techniques in wood and metal
Introduction to scenic painting
Introduction to three-dimensional modelling with materials including clay, plaster, latex, polystyrene, solvents and glues
Introduction to stagecraft, technical drawing and CAD
Theatre making practice - implement the set design for one or more realised productions
Research and analysis of performance and the theatre industry

Year 2 (Level 5):
Materials, techniques and performance - learn about complex manufacturing techniques and staging technologies
Specialise in either prop-making and scenic painting or construction and CAD
Industry study – researching the industry through a work placement
Production Practice - workshop assistant on two realised productions
Research and context

Year 3 (Level 6):
Production practice: scenic manufacture - manufacture scenic elements to a brief, for a public production
Production practice: scenic management - undertake the role of either a Scenic Workshop Manager or Scenic Project Manager
Professional preparation
Independent research project
Graduate exhibition

Please visit our website to view the programme and module specifications in detail:
https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/scenic-arts-construction-props-painting-ba-hons/

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 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.

63%
low
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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

77%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
37%
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


The stats in this section 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

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.

£13k

£13k

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

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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