The Theatre Design programme offers a highly creative preparation for a successful career in theatre and associated live and recorded performance events. You will experience the total design process from the initial creative dialogue, through visualisation to full performance. Placing equal emphasis on costume and set design, you will learn to respond visually and creatively to stimuli ranging from text and character to music, shape and movement. The programme will also develop your professional awareness and understanding of the responsibilities of the designer through a comprehensive programme of classes, projects and public performances. Working in dedicated design studio spaces, you will gain skills in research, critical analysis and communication. Collaboration across all programmes is key and you will team up with students from all the production disciplines on realised productions in a variety of public venues. The expertise of a wide range of visiting lecturers and practitioners from the performance industries is at your disposal and our industry links are excellent, so your second-year work placement module could be with a major theatre company or a leading practitioner of design. In the third year you will take responsibility for designing a full scale public production which provides you with the opportunity to promote your skills to the industry.The programme is particularly popular with international students wanting to have a period of study in the UK, with visiting students coming most recently from DAMU in Prague, the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, and Stephen F Austin University in the USA. Find the Theatre Design programme on Facebook To find out more about our Open Days click here The Theatre Design Programme at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is the home of the Society of British Theatre Designers
A-Levels, BTEC or equivalent. All applicants are invited for interview (portfolio required). See Admissions information for more details.
How to Apply
Please apply through UCAS:Institution code name: RoseInstitution application code: R51Programme code: W460
Graduates have gone on to work as designers for main-house, touring, opera, film, fringe and theatre-in-education companies and as design assistants, interior designers and model makers. Several have also taken up postgraduate studies.