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About us

Wimbledon College of Arts has a long tradition of providing world class teaching in technical arts for theatre, film and television.

We believe in a non-hierarchical and inclusive approach to performance. That means we see all elements as equal partners. Whether it be acting, directing, writing or designing.

Our courses include acting, costume, production and theatre design.

A place to grow

Collaborative performance is a key part of the experience at Wimbledon. We design many of our course projects with that in mind. Students often work in teams to produce theatre, performance and other live events. This reflects working practices within the industry.

We want to develop your creativity, technical ability and professionalism. It is these qualities that enable many of our graduates to go on to have successful careers. Our alumni include costume designer Lorna Mugan, production designer Sarah Greenwood and set designers Simon Costin and Soutra Gilmour.

Build a network

Wimbledon College of Arts has well established national and international industry links. These include 2 of the United Kingdom's leading theatres: the National and the Lyric. Many of our staff are practicing professionals in their field. These connections allow students to gain valuable work experience.

Space to perform

Our facilities include specialist workshops, studios and an on-site professional theatre. In summer 2020 Wimbledon began a multimillion-pound investment programme to transform the site into a world-leading centre for performance. The main phase of work has now been completed, with the final works to refurbish the library due to finish in early 2023. These improvements will enable us to nurture performance talent of the future.

Performance with set and costume design by Emma Robinson.
Set and costume design by Emma Robinson.
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