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University of the Arts London

Theatre Design

UCAS Code: W463

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Stage design

The BA Theatre Design course at Wimbledon College of Arts covers both set and costume design. We prepare you to enter the world of contemporary theatre and performance design with the skills, knowledge and sensibilities that professional designers need.

A theatre designer designs the environment in which a performance takes place and the performers’ costumes. They may also design sound, lighting and other digital aspects. All these areas are covered on the course.

As well as having a range of practical skills, designers must be good communicators and collaborators. They must be resourceful, imaginative, self-assured and effective problem solvers.

The rich mix of practice and theory on the BA Theatre Design course ensures that experimentation and critical thinking are equally valued. This will enable you to produce inventive and imaginative design work underpinned by strong practical skills.

**What you can expect**
• A staff team of practicing theatre and performance designers, and tuition from freelance theatre-makers
• Teaching specifically focussed on interpretation of text, perception of character, dramatic space and the role of the designer within the creative team
• A contextual studies programme which builds your knowledge and understanding of film, television and the arts
• An introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD), fabric dyeing, costume construction, lighting and sound, precision model-making and recorded digital arts for live performance
• To examine the role of drawing in relationship to costume, performance, technical rendering and storyboarding
• To build a strong network of theatre-makers through collaborative live projects with other institutions, such as The Lyric Theatre, London Contemporary Dance School, MA Directing at Birkbeck and BA Contemporary Theatre Practice at East 15 Acting School
• To develop a professional portfolio that showcases your practice and personal identity
• To 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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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£22,920
per year
International
£22,920
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

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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?

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Drama

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?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A*
B

After graduation


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Creative arts & design

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