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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.- Showcase your work at our Student Showcase, with the opportunity to be selected to exhibit at other graduate events.- 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).- 100% of our undergraduate Theatre Design students are satisfied with the quality of this course (National Student Survey 2020). **Assessment**Assessment is 100% through coursework. You’ll receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.**Employability**This course has an excellent graduate employment rate, with 93% of graduates in employment or further study within six months (DLHE survey 2016/17).Graduates find employment in a broad range of areas: theatre design and design for performance; set, props and costume; events and festival designers and managers; teaching, educational and community arts work; film and television and digital media. Recent employers include the Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC, Sydney Opera House, Nottingham Playhouse and Birmingham Opera Company, The Donmar.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

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

NTU’s four campuses give students modern learning facilities in a great environment.
International students will feel at home at NTU. With students and staff from over 150 nations, cultural diversity is a core part of its community.
NTU is focused on students’ future, with specific employability support and work experience opportunities on every course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 102 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    140 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%



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