Set Construction for Stage and Screen BA (Hons)

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London

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    6 (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
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    / 100
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

About the course

Studying on the Set Construction for Stage and Screen specialism of the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice degree course, you will:

  • Learn traditional construction skills and experiment with newer materials and techniques
  • Plan and build sets for a variety of contexts including theatre, film, television, events and advertising
  • Undertake work in a professional setting within the industry

Who are Set Constructors?

Set Constructors are creative problem solvers who use ideas and solutions that are drawn from engineering and industrial practice to aid the creation of sets or staging.

Set Construction at Central

The Set Construction for Stage and Screen course is ideal for students seeking a creative arts-based career, including an interest in building with wood and metal.

You will learn to work independantly and be resourceful, and will develop specific scenic construction skills to the high professional level required to meet design briefs and the requirements of the industry in which you plan to work. The training will principally be in theatre, but these skills are widely transferable to many different media environments including theatre, film, television, events and advertising.

From the second year of the course you will have the opportunity to work in professional contexts, for example, constructing scenery for a professional venue, working with a major scenery building company, or with companies working in events, television or advertising.

You will collaborate on projects which offer experience in the varied and diverse areas in which you can work upon graduation, including television and film.

Opportunities on the course

A variety of other opportunities come through the network of graduates wellplaced in the industry and contacts made with the professional designers with whom you will work on public productions at Central.

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£9,250 per year

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University information

About this University

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is a world-renowned drama institution specialising in the teaching and research of all things theatre and performance. With a central London location, industry-active teaching staff and researchers, Central has all the tools needed to support students looking to train in performance, applied theatre, technical theatre and much more besides. Students benefit from a large number of visiting industry professionals, dedicated technical support and first class facilities that includes the new North Block building, completed in January 2019.


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