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Theatre DesignWimbledon College of Arts
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Location: Wimbledon College of Arts
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/10/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £22920
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University of the Arts London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
MA Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Arts supports and furthers theatre design practice-based research.MA Theatre Design will actively nurture the emergence of a personal vision' that is central to designing for theatre, whilst also immersing you in the collaborative nature of theatre practice so that you are able to build ideas, proposals and events with other theatre and performance makers.What to expect• To develop essential communication skills such as discussion, drawing and the construction of physical and virtual scale models• To look at the rapid developments in lighting, sound and digital technologies and how they are used in theatre design• To consider how the creation of an environment can connect an audience to the content of a performance and can contribute towards the continuing development of the performance space as a place for social interaction and debate• Through practice-based projects and critical independent research you will explore established stage design methodologies and protocols, while learning how to make the professional judgments required by the industry. You will work within the conventional boundaries of theatre design and challenge accepted performance practice• To examine how relationship between audience, space and action operate in the context of theatre and the performing arts. You will research the ways in which theatre designers have realised ideas in the past and the present while speculating on the expansion of future practice. This will help you form a distinctive view of your own position as a theatre designer• To have visiting tutors and professional theatre makers help you look at your own practices• To collaborate with at least one other postgraduate student or theatre practitioner to practice and test your abilities to negotiate and communicate throughout the production process• Throughout the course you will be required to maintain notebooks, sketchbooks and any digital evidence illustrating your research and design processes• To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshopsAbout Wimbledon College of ArtsSet in the heart of South West London, Wimbledon College of Arts encourages practical experimentation to learn the skills needed for a successful career in both acting and design for performance.The College's specialist workshops, studios and on-site professional theatre provide an environment in which students can develop and learn from expert tutors and technicians who either work in the industry or have their own practices.Wimbledon has created an integrated performance environment. Our students collaborate in teams and work side-by-side, their skills complementing each other to provide a rich, integrated approach to making performance. We believe that performance is more than a craft: it's a way of connecting with others, of approaching challenges, and engaging our communities in the big issues of the day.
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Honours degree in theatre design, costume, set or lighting design, fine or live art, other forms of 3-dimensional visual design or making such architecture; study proposal; portfolio of work; alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration; IELTS level 6.5 or above if English is not an applicants 1st language, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English language requirements).
IELTS: 6.5 (at least 5.5 in each)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of the Arts, London.
About this university
Students travel from over one hundred different countries to study at the colleges within the university due to the internationally recognised courses on offer. For those to whom English isnâ€™t a first language, there is free English language support and courses on offer for the duration of their study through the Language Centre. There is also help on hand for matters such as immigration and visas and the university has an airport pick up service in place so that there is someone on hand from the very beginning of their student life. There is also a student advice service for day-to-day matters such as finances and getting work while studying. All students are automatically a member of the Students Union who are on hand to help with extracurricular activities as well as support and advice across a range of subjects. The union organise the various clubs and societies on offer to occupy time between studies including arts groups, sports clubs and also helping others through volunteering and charity groups. So whatever a studentâ€™s interest there is something for them and if not, they can look to begin their own club as well. The union also operates the Students Union Advice Service offering free and impartial advice on various topics, all of which is completely confidential. The union also operates a shop supplying students with a range of useful items as well as branded products to help raise money for the charity.