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University of the Arts London

Technical Arts for Theatre and Performance

UCAS Code: W443

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Minimum grades of CC at A-level.

64 tariff points from Access to HE Diploma.

Minimum grades of MPP in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma.

64 tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Technical theatre studies

BA Technical Arts for Theatre and Performance at Wimbledon College of Arts teaches you how to make props, puppets and prosthetics for the entertainment industry.

This course is subject to validation. Validation is a process that makes sure students get a high quality academic experience. During validation there maybe be some changes to course content and structure. Please contact us if you have any questions about this course.

The course covers the key techniques of concept development, design, engineering and sculpting. These creative practical and conceptual skills and methods can be applied within the fields of film, performance and theatre. You will be encouraged to experiment with material and digital practices.

**What to expect**

An introduction to a wide range of unique and specialist skills, technical knowledge and understanding taught by highly experienced professional practitioners.

The course will cover:
• Mechatronics, electronics and animatronics
• Sculpting, moulding, casting with specialised life casting
• Fabrication using analogue and digital techniques, including 3D printing
• Painting and finishing techniques
• Experimentation within staging, scenographic context and design
• Prosthetics for the cultural industries
You will:
• Develop your conceptual, creative, critical thinking to enable you to engage with the material and spatial practices of fabrication and design in this specialist field
• Have opportunities to collaborate with other design and performance courses and professionals
• Have the chance to visit studios and workshops of industry professionals
• Have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops.

**Wimbledon College of Arts**

Set in the heart of South West London, Wimbledon College of Arts encourages practical experimentation to learn the skills needed for a successful career in both acting and design for performance.

The College’s specialist workshops, studios and on-site professional theatre provide an environment in which students can develop and learn from expert tutors and technicians who either work in the industry or have their own practices.

Wimbledon has created an integrated performance environment. Our students collaborate in teams and work side-by-side, their skills complementing each other to provide a rich, integrated approach to making performance. We believe that performance is more than a craft: it’s a way of connecting with others, of approaching challenges, and engaging our communities in the big issues of the day.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wimbledon College of Arts

Department:

Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London

TEF rating:
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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
Technical theatre studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Technical theatre studies

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

74%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A*
B

After graduation


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Technical theatre studies

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