BA (Hons) Theatre Design will prepare you for a career within the imaginative world of creative image-making for live and recorded performance, a vibrant arts sector which calls for specialist craft skill, creative leadership and practical problem solving.
On this Theatre Design course, you will venture into the imagination of the playwright and/or script writer – you will research, analyse and interpret; construct scale models; create storyboards and character renderings and develop the hands-on, problem-solving skills required to bring theatrical and film production to life.
Whether working on a small scale in traditional venues, or with larger scale film concepts or events, you’ll develop artistic interpretation and leadership to support live and recorded performance.
You can explore an exciting range of opportunities to put what you’ve learned into practice via commissioned projects.
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, photography studios 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 opportunities where your leadership skills will begin to drive key aims and personal objectives.
Project briefs will replicate industry practice, supporting you to find work experience, either through placement or externally commissioned projects. This may include the making of scenic elements, working in wardrobe or prop 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 within Year 3, in preparation for a well-attended graduate exhibition on the Rochester campus.
This course has changed it's title for 2019 entry, to find out more about the 2018 course please see the BA (Hons) Design for Theatre, Film & Performance course page.