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About Theatre Design
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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Created to challenge and inspire the next generation of theatre designers, the Theatre Design MA course at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School delivers intensive vocational training, enabling talented designers to develop their creative and technical ability in set and costume design for performance. 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
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
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
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