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Masters degrees in Theatre Design offer advanced training in the creation, production and management of theatres and theatre productions.
Courses are typically taught MA degrees. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Performance Studies.
Courses in this field are highly creative and encourage you to explore creative processes of working with spaces, and developing them into places for theatre performance.
You will explore theoretical and practical approaches to challenging audiences, making powerful images, and designing technically sound sets for a variety of performance types. Sketching ideas either through drawing or using digital techniques such as 3D modelling is key.
Collaborations with others will be encouraged, from set designers to sound and lighting technicians, costume designers, choreographers and directors. To achieve this, you will be trained in several management techniques, particularly operations management, such as staff procurement, budgeting, scheduling and logistics.
Careers in the field typically involve working directly with different theatre companies to develop their own theatre spaces. However, you may also work with architects with the sole purpose of building, developing or renovating theatre spaces.
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Develop your ability to contextualise, critique, and create. This MA addresses the historical, political, theoretical and ethical issues of applied theatre, and explores the ways in which theatre and performance are created by diverse groups of people. Read more
MA Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Arts is designed to support and further theatre design practice-based research. Students will develop advanced level scenographic speculative methods, either collaboratively or as auteur. Read more
Work with creativity and flair as a theatre-maker. Experience first-hand the intricate collaborative interplay between dramatists, directors and performers which underpins successful theatre-making in the UK in a rich creative environment. Read more
The Stage Design programme is purposely designed to allow students to either specialise on one area of stage design (set, costume OR lighting design) or to combine disciplines as desired (set AND costume design for example, or set AND lighting design). Read more
Explore the creative application of design elements, including light, space, and costume, discovering how to shape live performance and generate meaning for contemporary audiences. Read more
Theatre Studies at Otago is based in Allen Hall Theatre, which is a working theatre featuring a very full programme of lunchtime and evening productions throughout the academic year. Read more
The MA Theatre Practice. Performance and Scenography at Aberystwyth University is aimed at students who intend to pursue creative practice in performance and scenography in order to become professional artists and/or practice-based researchers. Read more
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a practical, studio-based degree designed to enable students to attain a high level of professional mastery, craft and practical skill, through the presentation of both a creative art-work (or art-works) and a written component (exegesis). Read more
This postgraduate degree explores the key disciplines of performance and cultural industries in a global context. You’ll examine live and digital performing arts that are produced with international audiences in mind. Read more