Theatre Design*

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Study mode

Full-Time

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)

Campus

Park, Cheltenham

This hands-on course covers the range of roles and skills required to facilitate contemporary theatre design for performance and events in a range of environments. As the course progresses you can specialise in the area that interests you most, such as set design, costume design and construction, digital theatre design or prop design and creation.

You will work with lecturers and professional designers to understand the history of design and costume and appreciate cutting edge contemporary work in performance. You will support and facilitate performances in PFA, Drama and Performance Practice, Dance and events working in a range of theatres and site-specific venues.

You will achieve real-world experience by working with theatre professionals providing work-based learning opportunities. Field trips to Edinburgh and New York give you opportunities to see productions and meet professional practitioners.

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Study style

The course is theory through practice so you will understand the techniques and skills required by applying them to small and large-scale practical work.

You will have opportunities to specialise through module choices at Level 5 and 6. The degree builds inventive, skilled and creative designers who can work in a variety of performance spaces.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry*

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required 120 tariff points.

2020 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by interview

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeW460

Careers

  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Prop maker
  • Set maker
  • Costume maker
  • Digital Theatre Designer
  • Teacher

*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

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Motivational setting

You will be part of the Performing Arts Subject group at the university and work with a motivated creative family of staff and students. Many of the academic staff are still practicing professionals or have been at the top of their field in the Creative Industries.

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Professional input

You will achieve a real-world experience by working with theatre professionals and through work-based learning opportunities. Award-winning design companies such as Upstage Designs will give you an insight into designing for theatre and Opera on an International Stage

Actors on theatre stage

Broad experience base

Design students will support and facilitate performances in PFA, Drama and Performance Practice and Dance, working in a range of theatres and site-specific venues.

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