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Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    W461

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    5th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    11th

    6 (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    140

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    76

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.26

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    05-OCT-20

Course Summary

About the course

Studying on the Design for Performance pathway of the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice course, you will:

  • Be prepared to work creatively and professionally as a set and costume designer
  • Receive intensive design training with industry-wide interaction
  • Develop skills through speculative and realised performances at Central
  • Collaborate with performers, directors, other designers and production teams.

The course develops practitioners with a strong sense of direction and identity, and an ability to think conceptually. From the first year you undertake speculative design projects that will challenge and test ideas in a broad range of performance contexts, from text-based drama to opera, dance, site-specific performance and installations, under the guidance of professional directors, designers and choreographers.

Collaboration

This course prepares you to work creatively and professionally as a set and costume designer. You will learn through collaboration with other design and production courses, developing an understanding of the specialist practitioners with whom you are likely to work in your career, such as lighting and sound designers, puppeteers, constructors, stage managers and technical production teams.

As the basis of a collaborative approach to design, you will share some workshops with acting students, enabling a deeper mutual insight into each other’s practices and methodologies. The course provides opportunities to work on undergraduate and postgraduate productions of plays, musicals, devised productions, community theatre, puppetry performances and performance art projects.

Develop skills

You will develop necessary skills, including model making, technical drawing with AutoCAD, costume drawing and storyboarding using Adobe Photoshop, and the use of projected media. You will have the opportunity to put these skills into practice on realised projects in Central’s professionally equipped performance spaces.

Entry Requirements

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UCAS Tariff

Grades / Points

64–120

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£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.

Address

Main Site

Embassy Theatre

London

NW3 3HY

UNITED KINGDOM