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Technical Arts for Theatre and Performance BA (Hons)

University of the Arts London

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Wimbledon College of Arts

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

BA Technical Arts for Theatre and Performance at Wimbledon College of Arts teaches you how to make props, puppets and prosthetics for the entertainment industry.This course is subject to validation. Validation is a process that makes sure students get a high quality academic experience. During validation there maybe be some changes to course content and structure. Please contact us if you have any questions about this course.The course covers the key techniques of concept development, design, engineering and sculpting. These creative practical and conceptual skills and methods can be applied within the fields of film, performance and theatre. You will be encouraged to experiment with material and digital practices.**What to expect**An introduction to a wide range of unique and specialist skills, technical knowledge and understanding taught by highly experienced professional practitioners.The course will cover:• Mechatronics, electronics and animatronics• Sculpting, moulding, casting with specialised life casting• Fabrication using analogue and digital techniques, including 3D printing• Painting and finishing techniques• Experimentation within staging, scenographic context and design• Prosthetics for the cultural industriesYou will:• Develop your conceptual, creative, critical thinking to enable you to engage with the material and spatial practices of fabrication and design in this specialist field• Have opportunities to collaborate with other design and performance courses and professionals• Have the chance to visit studios and workshops of industry professionals• Have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops.**Wimbledon College of Arts**Set in the heart of South West London, Wimbledon College of Arts encourages practical experimentation to learn the skills needed for a successful career in both acting and design for performance.The College’s specialist workshops, studios and on-site professional theatre provide an environment in which students can develop and learn from expert tutors and technicians who either work in the industry or have their own practices.Wimbledon has created an integrated performance environment. Our students collaborate in teams and work side-by-side, their skills complementing each other to provide a rich, integrated approach to making performance. We believe that performance is more than a craft: it’s a way of connecting with others, of approaching challenges, and engaging our communities in the big issues of the day.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 23,610per year

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

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University information

University of the Arts London

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  • Campus address

    University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, London, London, WC1V 7EY, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    145 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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