Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Eton Avenue, London, NW3 3HY, United Kingdom

Puppetry: Design and Performance

Central pioneered the first UK degree in puppet theatre and continues to be one of the world’s leading institutions for the training of puppeteers, attracting national and international students. This course embraces the three concepts of design, performance and theatre-making. Students develop specific puppetry making, manipulation and performance skills, and also work closely with designers and performance arts students on collaborative projects to explore multi-disciplinary work in which puppets and animated forms perform alongside scenography, new writing, movement and experimental performance practices. Skills in design, sculpture, manipulation, visual performance, animation, movement, voice, devising and collaborative theatre making are developed. The course aims to develop practitioners who are able to initiate and develop their own projects as well as collaborating closely with others within a discipline that requires both technique and creativity. This course leads to the qualification of BA (Hons) Theatre Practice. For more detailed information, to see what is covered in each year of the course and to view the Course Specification document, click on the 'Course Details' heading on the following page of Central's website:

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,London
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £18,950
  • EU Year 1 £9,500
  • England Year 1 £9,500
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,500
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,500
  • Wales Year 1 £9,500