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Full time October MA, Other MA: 1 year full-time; MFA: 2 years full-time

About the course

Some of the major innovations in performance practices over the past hundred years have been drawn from scenographic developments. The MA/MFA Scenography courses approach scenography from multiple practical and theoretical perspectives to create new opportunities for experimentation and authorship.

  • Develop authorship through performance design, working with a dynamic interplay of practice and theory, informed by a variety of disciplines including film, sculpture, sound, digital media, puppetry, choreography and architecture
  • A balance of independent and collaborative work
  • A professional focus through mentors, tutors and industry partners

Our approach

Through past and present approaches to performance design, the Scenography courses aim to explore dynamic and innovative interplays between the

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an undergraduate degree in the broad field of performance, drama studies or a design subject, although applications from students of other disciplines (e.g. visual arts, architecture, sonic arts) will be considered. Applications from those with at least two years' relevant experience will also be considered. An offer will normally only be made after interview.

An MFA top-up year for those with an existing MA in this subject is also available.

Course Content

Open days

10 May 2021
Postgraduate Information Week

14 May 2021
International Student Support and VISA information

Where will I study?

Where is Royal Central School of Speech & Drama


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Student Profile(s)

Alice Helps, Graduated 2014, designs interactive artefacts and installations for performance, exhibitions and events, currently undertaking a PhD.

After ten years working in performance design, I sought to deconstruct my working practices, in order to expand my creative potential. The course exceeded expectations, challenging me to rigorously interrogate my process and question my creative habits, which opened up vital and exciting new pathways in my creative thinking.


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