This course has been specifically developed to meet industry demand for performance designers who work across an expanding range of different settings and sectors, from theatre to virtual environments. It offers skills to equip graduates to work with a range of design methods. Starting with comprehensive training in core principles of design and production skills across a range of disciplines in your first year, moving on to specialise in your chosen discipline.
You can choose from Set and Costume Design (Theatre and Film), Lighting Design (All Live Events, and Performances), Visual Design for Public Spaces (Architecture and Interiors), Digital Content (Live Performance/Recorded Media, Projection Mapping, Film, Online), Virtual Technologies (Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Game Engines, Motion Capture Technology, Virtual Production). Emulating the professional design studio format, you will work in creative teams with access to an excellent range of resources, including lighting labs, studios, digital suites, dye room, scenic workshop and our purpose built Centre for Digital Production housing Motion Capture and XR (Extended Reality) stage facilities. You will learn in a range of ways (individual and group learning), increasingly developing your own style.
You will have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with students from other course throughout your studies producing fully realised performances and events, using experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, to prepare for a successful career. You will undertake work placements and learning on the job at one of our extensive network of industry partners.
Graduates from this course will become designers for theatre, film, television, events, interiors, architecture, theme parks, games, mixed reality entertainment, immersive performance.