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Theatre Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Theatre Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Laura Cordery


This dynamic course will enable young students to explore the process of costume design and set design for theatre performance, resulting in finished drawings and a sketch model of a set. You will learn the research techniques necessary to design a suitable setting by analysing a play's text and its characters. You will also be introduced to stage dynamics for the actor and for scenery for various theatre types. Designs will investigate value for money through innovation and creativity.

By the end of the course, students will have produced individual project books and models.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for beginners and those preparing portfolios for further study.

Students from a wide range of disciplines are welcome.

Entry requirements: You must be at least 16 and no older than 18 years old.

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Laura Cordery is a UK based set and costume designer, primarily working in theatre but with experience in opera, dance and film. She graduated from RADA in 2010 in Theatre Set and Costume Design, and prior to this completed a BA Art History at Warwick University, which she continues to draw on as an invaluable point of reference and inspiration. Her work to date has been varied. She has designed set and costumes for a various for regional and London venues and some outside the UK, including numerous Shakespeare productions for the theatre on board the QM2, operas for Venetian Palazzos, storytelling pieces in transformed disused spaces, and creating sculptural playgrounds for musical and physical theatre pieces.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A3 Sketchbook
  • Pencil
  • Colour pencils
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Pritt Stick (glue stick)
  • Notebook.

Available dates

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