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Design for Stage and Screen (Design for Theatre and Live Performance) BA (Hons)

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Explore all aspects of contemporary design practice for theatre and the live performance, including set and costume design; construction; digital technologies and design; lighting design and audio visual; site-specific design; puppetry; heritage installation; and design for community and education. The course is facilitated by the highly skilled team of staff and technicians who have years of professional and academic knowledge.**Key features**- This course is a member of the Performance Design Education Collective (PDEC), and the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD). Through these, we are also a member of the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT).- As a dedicated art and design school, our facilities promote collaboration and innovation. You’ll be working alongside artists, designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, and filmmakers.- All first-year students within the School of Art & Design will work together on a joint project.- Study in dedicated facilities, including a studio theatre, construction and paint workshops, and large teaching spaces.- Work on live projects with industry such as The Royal National Theatre, Birmingham Opera Company, The National Trust and Nottingham Playhouse.- Go on study visits for inspiration, research and experience, including live performances, museums and heritage and educational organisations.- Enter competitions set by organisations such as The Royal National Theatre’s Connections festival, and the Linbury Prize.- Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as Ryerson University in Canada.- We're ranked 12th best University for Art and Design in the UK. (The Complete University Guide 2021).- NTU is ranked the top 15 universities in the UK for Design and Crafts (14th). (Guardian University Guide 2021)- NTU is ranked joint 30th in the UK for Art and Design. (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)- 100% of BA (Hons) Theatre Design (FT) students would recommend studying at NTU to others. (National Student Survey 2020). **Assessment**Assessment is 100% through coursework. You’ll receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.**Employability**Graduates have been employed as designers and assistant designers on a multitude of live productions or have gained employment in specific production roles with companies such as: the English National Opera (drawing room), National Theatre (scenic art) and Cameron Mackintosh (model-making).Graduates have also freelanced alongside internationally renowned designers in and out of the UK and worked on gallery installations, festivals, in film and TV, and for events and as community artists and practitioners.**Your space to create at NTU** We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at **** to find out more.**Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’** Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at ****

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 103 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    134 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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