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Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Arts equips students with both the knowledge and professional skills required in theatre design, covering both set and costume design, as well as realisation for performed events.
Wimbledon College of Art, Merton Hall Road
|Study Mode||Full time|
|Course Length||3 years|
£9,000 per year (2016/17)
Please note that fees for the 2nd and any subsequent years is subject to inflationary increase.
£17,230 per year (2016/17).
International fees are subject to an inflationary increase as students progress through their course.
|Start Date||September 2016|
|Autumn Term Dates||Monday 26 September - Friday 9 December 2016|
|Spring Term Dates||Monday 9 January - Friday 17 March 2017|
|Summer Term Dates||Tuesday 18 April - Friday 23 June 2017|
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
|Application Deadline||15 January 2016|
Students will be be guided through a broad range of skills and technical areas, including:
Students gain production experience on the course with our professional practitioners, as well as through specialist work placements with companies or individuals.
Our students also have the chance to collaborate with established and emerging choreographers and directors in areas such as design for dance and design for drama.
Students can also study abroad in their second year as part of the College’s Erasmus scheme.
Lucy Algar is a theatre and production designer whose work encompasses design and direction for performance within the areas of theatre and television, as well as site-specific installation artwork.
Lucy taught design (Costume Design, Scenography and Installation Art) at Royal Holloway, and was also guest lecturer on other courses including; MA Directing, MA Applied Theatre, Physical Theatre and Black and Asian Theatre.
Our graduates progress into a range of roles within the field of theatre and performance after graduation, including designers and collaborators in television and film production, production managers and scenic artists.
Course alumni have been both finalists and winners of the Linbury Prize for stage design, progressing to being BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning designers with the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC.
We select students based on the quality of their applications, looking primarily at their portfolio of work and personal statements.
Applicants will have, or are expected to achieve, either:
In exceptional circumstances, applicants may be considered if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and have:
Where conditional offers are made to GCE A Level applicants these will normally be at grade C or above.
All classes are conducted in English. If English isn't a students' first language they must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:
We look for:
Your portfolio should show the following:
This project is optional, but can provide a good opportunity to demonstrate your interpretive skills and design ideas.
You should choose one from the following list:
For your portfolio you should complete at least six designs based on your choice, together with supporting work such as costume reference material, character sketches and fabric swatches. You can also include ideas for staging if you wish. Please ensure you work from the play text rather than a video.
All applicants for this course will be invited for interview.
Applicants will be seen by a team of Theatre and Screen tutors.
Interviews will take place between the following dates:
Applicants may be offered a place on an alternative BA Theatre and Screen course at Wimbledon.
This decision will be based on our assessment of an applicants' creative potential and interests.
Interviews and portfolio reviews take place through out the academic year.
Applicants can be interviewed in a number of different ways:
You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), where you’ll need the following information:
The UCAS annual deadline for applications is 15 January.
There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at Wimbledon College of Arts:
To apply through the College, you’ll need to download and complete our international undergraduate application form and send this, along with your portfolio and any supporting documents, to the address below.
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
This course will give consideration to deferred entry application from both Home / EU and International applicants.
Through the Study Abroad programme international students can apply to join an undergraduate course for a period of up to three terms.
For information on how to apply visit the Study Abroad section
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.