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Postgraduate Courses:
University Course Information
Edinburgh College of Art

University of Edinburgh,
74 Lauriston Pl,
Edinburgh
EH3 9DF

Phone: +44 (0)131 651 5800
Email: eca@ed.ac.uk

M.A./M.F.A. Performance Costume

The course at ECA is a glitterball of ideas and experiments, encouraging students to be innovative, individual, adaptable designers and makers, whilst being well versed in the demands of costuming for film, television, theatre and other performance arts.

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The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

62-64 Gower Street,
London
WC1E 6ED

Phone: +44 (0)20 7636 7076
Email: enquiries@rada.ac.uk

Theatre Design

The RADA Postgraduate Diploma in Theatre Design is a two year course, with three terms per year. Vocational training consists of formal teaching, practical project assignments and production roles on the Academy public productions.

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

1-2 Downside Road,
Clifton,
Bristol
BS8 2XF

Phone: +44 (0)117 973 3535
Email: enquiries@oldvic.ac.uk

MA Theatre Design

Created to challenge and inspire the next generation of theatre designers. This intensive vocational course (four terms) is aimed at post- postgraduate level students from a wide variety of design related disciplines. The course consists of formal teaching, including practical design projects supported by visiting professionals. Students design for three public productions at a variety of established venues and train alongside directors, actors and technicians in a vocational setting. Graduates leave with the skills, knowledge and confidence to build careers as professional designers .

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

1-2 Downside Road,
Clifton,
Bristol
BS8 2XF

Phone: +44 (0)117 973 3535
Email: enquiries@oldvic.ac.uk

MA in Scenic Art

Taught by highly experienced industry professionals, this Scenic Art master’s level course offers an intensive, vocational training in scenic art. The course is open to a maximum of four students who wish to develop their careers as scenic artists.

The course will equip students with the necessary specialist skills required to work in the following industries; Theatre, Opera and Ballet, Film, Television and Animation.

Over three intensive terms students gain skills and experience in scenic art techniques and their application. During the course students will acquire a thorough understanding of professional practice and standards, whilst working on the School’s public productions and in specialist masterclasses.

Teaching is led by the school’s Head of Scenic Art in collaboration with visiting industry professionals.

BOVTS enjoys strong professional links to the theatre and entertainment industries and we are proud of our exceptional employment record.

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Wimbledon College of Art

Merton Hall Road,
London
SW19 3QA

Phone: +44 (0)20 7514 9641
Email: info@wimbledon.arts.ac.uk

MA Digital Theatre

The course engages in contemporary ideas, innovations and transformations, in the devising and development of cutting edge performance practices.
By examining the practices that utilise the tools, methods and languages of contemporary digital culture, the course is designed for highly motivated and creative individuals who want to explore the boundaries of their professional skills through experimentation and begin to discover how to embrace the use of new technologies in their practice.

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London College of Fashion

20 John Prince’s Street,
London
W1G 0BJ

Phone: +44 (0)207 514 7400

MA Costume Design for Performance

The course aims to develop confident and experimental practitioners who will push the boundaries of the subject of costume beyond its established traditional role.

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Scenehouse

Studio 21
Beaverhall Studios
27 Beaverhall Rd
Edinburgh
EH7 4JE

Phone: +44 (0) 7711049946
Email: scenehouse@scenehouse.co.uk

Advanced Training in Design for Performance

Advanced Training in Design for Performance

Scenehouse is an international design school located in Edinburgh. We offer 6 places a year on our 6 week Summer Programme for committed and enthusiastic applicants. The design modules of the programme are pitched at a post graduate level, but we also welcome applications from mature students with a suitable transferable skill set, or working professionals who wish to broaden their practice. Study at Scenehouse is intensive and vocational. The programme has been created to equip students with the technical skills and working cultural knowledge to begin a career in theatre design. The programme is delivered by a dedicated team of practicing designers with many decades of experience between them. The programme is divided into three subject areas: Design for performance (parts 1 and 2), and MAKE (props making) . These can be taken as a continuous programme or accessed as individual 2 week courses. The MAKE  course may also be applied to by undergraduates who are over the age of 19.  Visiting lecturers from the fields of theatre, film and television complement the core teaching, as well as extensive site visits to venues where we explore production techniques and technologies. The Summer Programme takes place in tandem to the Edinburgh Festival, and we combine the course with visits and connections to the Festival programme.

DATES (2018)

SCENEHOUSE Design 1-  July 16th – 27th
SCENEHOUSE Design 2 – July 30th – August 10th
SCENEHOUSE  MAKE: August 13th – August 24th- August 24th

We have an earlybird discount of 20% operating up until the end of April.  SBTD members receive a 10% discount on all classes.

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Nottingham Trent University

Burton Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

Phone: +44 (0)115 941 8418

MA Puppetry and Digital Animation

Both courses explore the synergies and differences between puppetry, object theatre and 3D digital animation. They offer unique combinations of areas of study and are designed to appeal to a broad range of practitioners including traditional puppeteers, 3D animators and games developers. Our MA Puppetry and Digital Animation by Registered Project can be adapted to your individual studying needs.

You’ll propose your own course of study within the field of Puppetry and Digital Animation, either through the realisation of a project, through researching and writing a thesis, or a combination of these approaches.

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Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Castle Grounds,
Cathays Park,
Cardiff
Cf10 3ER

Phone: +44 (0)29 2039 1361
Email: admissions@rwcmd.ac.uk

MA Design for Performance

Specialist Pathways: Performance Design, Set Design, Costume Design, Costume Construction, Puppetry, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Scenic Art and Construction

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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama | University of London

Eton Avenue
London
NW3 3HY

Phone: +44 (0)20 7722 8183
Email: Simon.Donger@cssd.ac.uk

MA/MFA Scenography

Drawing from past and present approaches to performance design, these Scenography courses are concerned with exploring dynamic and innovative interplays between the body, space and time to create new opportunities for performance design, experimentation and authorship. 

Students of the MA and MFA combine for terms one to three of their course. The MFA extends into a second year that prolongs key practical and theoretical findings from the first year through independent and/or collaborative research, workplace/professional attachments and mentorships.