Our BA (Hons) Design for Theatre, Film & Performance course will fully prepare you for a career in this exciting sector – where designers and makers collaborate with directors, actors and a wide range of technically trained creatives to deliver dynamic environments for theatre, film and new multi-media platforms.
Whether working at a small scale with non-traditional performance locations, or on a larger scale in art direction for film or events, this course will enable you to develop an individual artistic vision as well as the capacity to cross over into commercial areas of performance design.
You’ll build a solid foundation to your skills through our wide range of workshops, demonstrations, and project briefs – where hands on problem solving will strengthen your artistic direction.
Supported by experienced senior lecturers, a wide range of specialists, and leading professionals within performance design and making, you’ll learn the essentials of design interpretation to support live or recorded performances.
This will include working within traditional and non-traditional theatre spaces, model making, production design and art direction for film, technical drawing, scenic painting, costume making and prop making.
Our dedicated workshops within our Rochester campus offer you a fantastic range of the latest facilities, including equipment for metal work, woodwork, casting, resin and plaster work, as well as access to laser cutters, 3D printing facilities and specialist costume rooms.
The ability to be hands on with your problem solving will strengthen your individual artistic direction. We offer a range of interpretative opportunities where your leadership skills will begin to drive key aims and personal objectives.
Project briefs will replicate industry practise, supporting you to find work experience beyond the University, either through a placement or externally commissioned projects.
This may include: the making of scenic elements; working in wardrobe; property making; and scenic painting on productions in theatre and film, both regionally and nationally.
We also encourage you to develop extended projects in your chosen specialism, in preparation for well-attended graduate exhibitions on campus, as well as showcase events in London.
This course is changing title for 2019 entry, please see BA (Hons) Theatre Design for more information.