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Theatre Design and Production BA

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts - BA

  • Location

    Hendon Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


Theatre and the creative industries are one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK and the theatre industry is changing rapidly. Our innovative degree will allow you to gain the skills you need to build a portfolio career in the arts. You'll have many opportunities to collaborate and work within the industry while exploring a range of diverse specialisms that will place you at the forefront of emerging design practices.

Why study BA Theatre Design and Production at Middlesex University?

This course has been designed to develop your skills and talents as a designer while equipping you with a wide range of theatre-making and production skills that give you the ability to put your creative ideas into action. We have a long-held reputation in industry for producing innovative, highly-skilled and thoughtful graduates who go on to challenge conventions and re-shape how theatre is made and seen.

As well as scenographic and technical training with leading practitioners, you'll discover a range of production skills essential to making theatre, allowing you to build a wide portfolio of skills and specialisms that will make you highly employable and enable you to build a career in the arts.

If you’re wondering whether to choose a university course or a drama school, Middlesex offers the best of both worlds by combining highly practical teaching and a wide range of production opportunities with the chance to closely examine why and how theatre is made, giving you the freedom to pursue your interests and discover what makes you unique as a designer and practitioner.

How is the BA Theatre Design and Production taught?

Theatre at Middlesex is practice-based study and the majority of your study will be through practice-led sessions or workshops. The practice-based learning could take the form of design tasks and projects, discussion, and writing.


How can the BA Theatre Design and Production support your career?

This course will prepare you for a career in the creative industries by providing opportunities to engage in a range of externally-facing projects, placements and/or critical investigations into professional practice.

You'll develop your knowledge of professional skills and theories around areas such as producing, fundraising, artistic policies and audience development as well as refining and diversifying methodologies, attitudes and competencies for seeking and undertaking work in a professional context.

You'll be encouraged to establish professional links and enhance onward employability potential through a practice-led understanding of your chosen professional context(s) and contextualise your own creative practice/identity within a wider industry context.

Our theatre students typically graduate into diverse career paths directly in the theatre industry as well as its many peripheral industries. You could progress to careers in theatre design, lighting, sound, costume, video design and operation, directing, dramaturgy, producing and arts management. You could also advance into arts administration, teaching and non-theatre based careers within film, media, events and other creative industries.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,000per year

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

University information

Middlesex University

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  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    114 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%



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