MA Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Arts is designed to support and further theatre design practice-based research. Students will develop the skills and attitude to become designers within the theatre and other performance based disciplines.
Content: what students can expect
- To look at historical, current and developing forms of practice in the fields of stage and costume design both practically (principally in the form of design projects) and theoretically (principally in the form of essays and a final dissertation) to form a distinctive view of your own position as a theatre designer
- A structured series of classes introducing you to a basic understanding of the developing role of digital technology in the field of theatre design
- To have visiting tutors and professional theatre makers help you look closely at your own practices
- To be taught and encouraged to develop model making, technical and costume drawing skills as a way of presenting and communicating your ideas and designs
- To collaborate with at least one other postgraduate student director to practice and test your abilities to negotiate and communicate within and throughout the production process
- You will be required to maintain an online website to act as your on-going ‘notebook’ and research folio over the year which, on leaving the course, may eventually become the basis for your professional online CV
- To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops.
The course runs over a total of 45 weeks. Learning and teaching will take place through independent and studio-based practice, written work, group seminars and critiques.
- BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications
- Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
- Portfolio of work
- Study plan
If English isn’t your first language
All classes are taught in English. If English isn't your first language you must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:
- IELTS level 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English Language requirements).
- IELTS Academic Test for UKVI is approved by the UK government for your UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application. No other test can be accepted. It is accepted as proof of your English language ability.
- Approximately 10 to 20 images of your work that provide a good overview of your creative practice
- Show a selection of your work that is relevant to your application. This can include finished work and examples of your research and development
- For video, sound or web based work please provide links
- Where appropriate include captions or short explanations that give context for your work. If you have worked on any group projects explain your role
- Provide indications of the size and media used. If you are invited for interview you will need to show original work
The study plan is a statement of approximately 800 words describing your current practice and an opportunity for you to explore potential areas that you want to develop in your studies. The plan is the starting point for discussions about your postgraduate studies and will evolve during the time you study with us.
When writing your plan you are not expected to have complete answers to all the questions. However, you should be able to:
- Examine your knowledge and experience in relation to your practice
- Identify questions and areas that you do not know about
- Demonstrate how you may intend to tackle these questions and areas
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Last updated February 2, 2017