Training Opportunity

BA (Hons) Theatre Practice: Set Construction for Stage and Screen

Set Constructors are creative problem solvers who use ideas and solutions that are drawn from engineering and industrial practice to aid the creation of sets or staging.

Studying on the Set Construction for Stage and Screen specialism of the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice degree course, you will:
- Learn traditional construction skills and experiment with newer materials and techniques
- Plan and build sets for a variety of contexts including theatre, film, television, events and advertising
- Undertake work in a professional setting within the industry

The Set Construction for Stage and Screen course is ideal for students seeking a creative arts-based career, including an interest in building with wood and metal.

You will learn to work independently and be resourceful, and will develop specific scenic construction skills to the high professional level required to meet design briefs and the requirements of the industry in which you plan to work. The training will principally be in theatre, but these skills are widely transferable to many different media environments including theatre, film, television, events and advertising.

From the second year of the course you will have the opportunity to work in professional contexts, for example, constructing scenery for a professional venue, working with a major scenery building company, or with companies working in events, television or advertising.

You will collaborate on projects which offer experience in the varied and diverse areas in which you can work upon graduation, including television and film.


Our standard academic entry requirements range between 120 and 64 UCAS tariff points. You can see how many tariff points your qualifications would gain on the UCAS Tariff Calculator.

Please note that we make lower offers (including unconditional) to exceptional candidates and those who have alternative or prior experience to offer. All candidates invited to interview are asked to bring a portfolio. Interview and portfolio are key factors in determining which applicants are accepted on to the course.

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