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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

The BA Theatre Design course at Wimbledon College of Arts covers both set and costume design. We prepare you to enter the world of contemporary theatre and performance design with the skills, knowledge and sensibilities that professional designers need.A theatre designer designs the environment in which a performance takes place and the performers’ costumes. They may also design sound, lighting and other digital aspects. All these areas are covered on the course.As well as having a range of practical skills, designers must be good communicators and collaborators. They must be resourceful, imaginative, self-assured and effective problem solvers.The rich mix of practice and theory on the BA Theatre Design course ensures that experimentation and critical thinking are equally valued. This will enable you to produce inventive and imaginative design work underpinned by strong practical skills.**What you can expect**• A staff team of practicing theatre and performance designers, and tuition from freelance theatre-makers• Teaching specifically focussed on interpretation of text, perception of character, dramatic space and the role of the designer within the creative team• A contextual studies programme which builds your knowledge and understanding of film, television and the arts• An introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD), fabric dyeing, costume construction, lighting and sound, precision model-making and recorded digital arts for live performance• To examine the role of drawing in relationship to costume, performance, technical rendering and storyboarding• To build a strong network of theatre-makers through collaborative live projects with other institutions, such as The Lyric Theatre, London Contemporary Dance School, MA Directing at Birkbeck and BA Contemporary Theatre Practice at East 15 Acting School• To develop a professional portfolio that showcases your practice and personal identity• To 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

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,610per year

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University information

University of the Arts London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 102 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    129 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.44 69%



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