Postgraduate Show 2016
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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.
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Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road
|Study Mode||Full time|
|Course Length||1 year|
£8,250 per year (2016/17)
£17,230 per year (2016/17)
|Start Date||October 2016|
|Autumn Term Dates||10 October - 16 December 2016|
|Spring Term Dates||3 January - 31 March 2017|
|Summer Term Dates||18 April - 15 September 2017|
|Application Deadline||Home / EU - Monday 1 August 2016|
International - No deadline, but students are advised to apply as early as possible
In Unit One students engage with the field of Theatre Design through researching practitioners past and present, to form a distinctive view of their position in the discipline. To support their work they'll have access to a wide range of expertise within the areas of scenic and costume design at Wimbledon College of Art.
Students will share opinions about bodies of generally held views and attitudes to Theatre Design in an attempt to reach a collective consensus or understood divergence. Synergies and differences between addressing bodies and spaces in digital and analogue contexts will be a focus for debate and provide a platform for discourse between both MA Theatre courses and the wider Postgraduate communities at Wimbledon and across the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School.
In Unit Two the course will structure a partnership between students and a Postgraduate director, choreographer or other theatre maker to practice and test their abilities to negotiate, collaborate and communicate at an advanced level.
All students will be expected to engage with each other’s ideas and proposals through periodic supportive group critiques and formative peer assessment targeted specifically at Units One and Two. Students will maintain a Research Folio on line that began in Unit One and develop a professional shop window for their ideas, including reviews of study visits to events and performance environments.
In Unit Three, students and their tutors will be asked to identify a professional mentor, who will both advise and challenge them when appropriate during your final self-motivated Research Project. Along with student tutors, mentors can monitor the work’s conception at an intermediate stage of development and provide an industry-based reaction to its sophistication and effectiveness within negotiated parameters.
Students will be expected to make a research-motivated experiment in either real or virtual space to underpin their work. Innovative impact-driven methods of documenting and presenting ideas will be encouraged for a final proposal, usually combining both web presence and an exhibition context.
Our graduates develop and define their individual practices to progress within Theatre Design, which often leads them in different directions within the industry. Recent graduates have continued either as professionals or become leading creative innovators within theatre, while others have continued their studies with research degrees.
The course alumni are fully equipped to enter various industry competitions and schemes, such as the Linbury Prize for Stage Design or the RSC’s trainee scheme, while their involvement with national theatre collections and archives gives them the chance to identify museum curation or other forms of exhibition production as a career.
£1000 fee discount for University of the Arts London alumni.
View all postgraduate funding opportunities at Wimbledon College of Arts.
You can apply for this course using our online application form – the link to this is below. Before you apply, we recommend you take some time to read the following details about the application process, including guidance on the extra information we will ask you to provide.
The deadline for Home / EU applications is Monday 1 August 2016.
There is no deadline for international applications, but students are advised to apply as early as possible.
The application form can be saved as you fill it out, so you don’t need to complete it all at once. You will also have the chance to review all the information and make any necessary amendments before you submit the application form.
We will send you emails as you progress through the application process, so do check your inbox (and junk folder, just in case). These emails will contain important information about your application, and links to the online forms you should use to submit the extra information required.
You will need to enter the following information in the online application form:
Before you can submit the form, you’ll also need to agree to the terms and conditions for how we process your data – these are explained in the form.
Please note, if you’re an international applicant we will need to contact you separately to ask for copies of certain documents (for example, English language qualification/certificate and copies of any previous UK study visas).
Once you have submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email that includes links to where you should submit the extra information we require for the selection process:
The study proposal is a statement of approximately 1,000 words describing your current practice. You should include links to referenced text or images where appropriate. It should also describe how you will develop a self-directed programme of work and related research whilst at Wimbledon College of Arts.
When writing your proposal you are not expected to have complete answers to all your questions.
However, you should be able to:
Each of the following sections should be approximately 250 words.
Describe specific areas, issues and critical ideas that are central to your area of interest.
Are there resources or equipment that you need to access in order for you to successfully engage in your research?
Please note, you can submit text and as many website links as you need to, but the portfolio form does not allow you to upload files.
If you haven’t found the information you’re looking for or want to ask us a question about this course, please fill out our enquiry form.