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Summer Study Abroad - Theatre and Screen Design
Wimbledon College of Arts
Open to all levels

Whether it is set design for screen, set design for theatre, or costume design for both, this course will give you the opportunity to explore designing for a performance based on your own reactions to a work of art held in Tate Britain.

This course is ideal if you want to experience one of our renowned subjects for 3 weeks in London and:

you are 18+ and a student, or you want to apply to university


you work, or aspire to work in a creative industry


you have an interest in art and design


you want to study and live in London for 3 weeks.

Why choose Theatre and Screen Design?

During this intensive three-week course you will:

  • experience a taster of five Practices that make up the expanded field of Theatre and Screen Design taught by tutors from Wimbledon College of Arts.
  • learn from tutors who are practicing artists, designers and communicators; benefit from access to specialist facilities at one of UAL’s six Colleges.
  • meet like-minded individuals from around the world!
  • get involved in UAL life through social events and activities.
  • All courses are assessed and you'll receive a record of study at the end of the programme if you wish to request credit from your home institution.

Please note: For summer 2022 this course is based at Camberwell College of Arts.

Entry requirements

English requirements

You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an English language level equivalent to IELTS score of 6.0.

More information on English language requirements and equivalencies.

Academic requirements

Students applying for this course are expected to be independent and highly motivated, preferably having completed one year at university (undergraduate-level study).

Course details

Through practical workshops, visits, backstage tours, discussion groups, this course offers you the opportunity to engage with Designing for performance through an intensive three week programme.

Responding to a brief, you will develop a short story and visually communicate this. You will learn about the technical and creative processes involved in Design for Performance including costume, set design and lighting.

This course will provide you with:

  • A ‘hands on’ introduction to various creative design processes – such as model making, costume design and 3D making techniques.
  • An insight into the wide range of cultural and performance offerings London provides.
  • An opportunity to participate in group discussion and be able to articulate your views on your visits and experiences. You will also offer questions and responses in the discussion of the opinions of other group members.
  • An opportunity to Design your own scale model of Theatre of Film Production (Scaled model of your Set and / or Costume Designs which will feature in an end of course exhibition.
  • An opportunity to Design your own Theatre or Film design (making a scaled model of your set / or scale version of your costume design) which will feature in an end of course exhibition.

On completing the course you should be able to:

  • Have a good understanding of a wide range of performances and the theatrical offerings of London.
  • Creating Characters and expressing them in many artistic forms.
  • Have learnt new technical skills, working to scale and experimented with specialist materials.
  • Use the manipulation of space to create a variety of atmospheres through colour, texture and light.
  • Completed a mini project which may be suitable for inclusion in your portfolio.

Course Location

For summer 2022 this course is based at Camberwell College of Arts.

Tutor information

Bob Bailey

Bob Bailey is a freelance Theatre Designer who trained at Central Saint Martins. He is an Associate Lecturer in Theatre and Screen Design on the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Foundation Course, University of the Art London.  Bob has designed shows in London’s West End, Liverpool, Bristol, Plymouth, Birmingham, Sheffield and several productions for the Edinburgh Festival. He has worked in Denmark, Germany, Austria and Holland. Work has included designing for Opera, Classic and New Plays, Physical Theatre and Devised work. He has 2 ballets for the Royal Ballet. He has been an Art Director for TV and model maker for Les Miserables (2012).

Dates and fees

Course Dates

Date: 4 July - 21 July 2022

Cost: £2285

Time: 10am - 4pm

Duration: 3 weeks

Location: Camberwell College of Arts


Please bring the following items with you to the course

  • A sketchbook
  • Pencils and pens
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Compass
  • Ruler
  • Set square
  • Scissors
  • Coloured pencils or felt tips
  • Paints (can be watercolour, gouache, acrylic)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue stick
  • Masking tape
  • Scalpel handle and 10a blades
  • UHU glue
  • Smartphone or laptop

If you have a larger art kit – bring that along!

Other specialist materials will be provided.

Items can also be purchased from the college shop.

Summer Study Abroad Award

We offer a Summer Study Abroad Award for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.

Find out how to apply

To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.

  • The award covers the tuition-fee only and depends on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
  • Award winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the award scheme.

Course handbook

View course handbook: Theatre and Screen Design Handbook (441KB)

Each year the content, dates and tutors vary slightly.‌

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    , Yoev Segal in the studio
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