BA (Hons) Technical Arts for Theatre and Performance
BA Technical Arts for Theatre and Performance at Wimbledon College of Arts teaches you how to make life-sized props, animatronics and prosthetics for film, theatre and the wider entertainment industry.
BA Technical Arts for Theatre and Performance introduces you to a wide range of processes, techniques and practices within this field. The course covers 4 key areas:
- Concept and design
- Materials used within the field
- Design fabrication and assembly
- Interactive and applied technical arts practices
You will experience a range of techniques used within current industry. This will enable you to select and use appropriate methods and materials.
You will learn the art of efficiently developing suitable prototypes for the field and be able select the most effective way of realising a variety of design ideas as you progress through your studies.
Alongside practical work you will also look at creative research theories. These will include a scenographic approach to understanding objects in the contexts of environments and audiences. This will expand your knowledge of industry practices and extend your own ideas to place them within a wider field of performance making.
Your progression through the course will introduce you to current industry modes of making and designing. This will be complimented by trips to professional technical arts based production studios within the field of entertainment.
You will have an opportunity to define and refine your specialist area of interest so that you finish the course with a creative technical practice.
The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are one or a combination of the following qualifications:
- Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
- 2 A Levels at grade C or above
- Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma
- Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
- Access to Higher Education Diploma
- Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma at 24 points minimum
- And 3 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C)
Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work, personal statement and reference.