Nottingham Trent University

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Burton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU, United Kingdom

Theatre Design

This course has been running for over 40 years and covers all aspects of contemporary theatre and design practice and is the only Theatre Design course in the UK which is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers ( CSD). It is also a member of the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians; the Association of Courses in Theatre Design; and the Society of British Theatre Designers. This will include learning how to design for set and costume construction, scenic art, puppetry and design for community and education. You’ll be taught how to bring creative, technical, communicative, collaborative and organisational skills together to create imaginative performance, heritage, educational and professional theatre companies. This course will be taught in a variety of ways including; lectures, seminars, workshops, screenings, masterclasses and visits and events. You’ll be able to work in our theatre and digital design studios which have access to sound and lighting equipment and the latest industry-standard software. This course is 100% assessed by coursework and may take form as live performances, artefacts, costume garments, presentations, speculative designs and written reflective and critically evaluative reports. You’ll have the opportunity to focus equally on both the design and making skills needed to fully realise your own theatre designs. You’ll be taught about costume construction, masks, lighting and model-making. You’ll gain invaluable work experience by working on live projects with professional organisations such as; The Royal National Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, GameCity, Red Erath Theatre, Urban Angel, Birmingham Opera Company and The Royal Lyceum Theatre to design products for a particular set design which will take between three and five weeks which will help you to stand out within the graduate employment market. This course will allow you to complete a short work placement during Year Two with either producing theatres, touring companies or events companies. You’ll study in our dedicated facilities which includes a paint workshop, construction workshop and studio theatre. Our academic team will give you a well-rounded course experience by taking you to study visits to theatres, exhibitions and performances. You may wish to give your course an international flare by applying to one of our overseas exchanges at one of our partner universities in Europe through the Erasmus+ Scheme. You’ll be encouraged to enter competitions and awards which are set up by some of the UK’s most prestigious theatre companies and you’ll exhibit your work in your final year at the NTU Degree Show in Nottingham which may lead to you being selected to exhibit your work at New Designers in London. Many of our recent graduates from this course have followed careers within scenography, puppetry, costume making, education and model making. Other graduates are working film, television and production management and theatre design and design for performance. Some of our graduates are working for companies including The BBC, Lakeside Arts Centre and Pinewood Studios.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    City Campus,Nottingham