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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
Emma Tompkins


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

Emma Tompkins is a Set, Costume & Puppetry Designer based in London. She has over a decade of industry experience working across multi-disciplinary performance. She achieved a First Class Honours in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent. Emma is a committee member with The Society of British Theatre Designers.  Emma also teaches set and costume design at The National Theatre.


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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