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Theatre Set and Costume Design Short Course

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Course information

Why do this course?

This week-long introductory course is aimed at those who would like to apply for work in theatre art departments, or a degree course, but who lack the technical skills required whilst having a solid creative portfolio, or for those wishing to update their skills.  

Course description

Participants will be introduced to, and enabled to interpret, a script from words on a page into the magic of a 3D theatrical concept. The tutor will demonstrate each basic skill required, using examples and techniques from actual productions, to teach each step of the design process. Students will learn the basic skills of measuring a potential performance space, to drafting ground plans and scale drawings, model-making and costume drawings. All to a deadline. There will be a crit of the final design solutions on the last day.

What to bring

  • Drawing and model-making equipment
  • Tape measure
  • Scale ruler
  • Pencils
  • Rubber
  • Tracing paper pad
  • Set square
  • Compass
  • Sketching pad
  • Notepad
  • Colour pencils
  • Spray mount
  • Cutting boards
  • Model-making materials (once design decided)

Booking information

Dates for open courses currently available will be listed in the table at the top of this page with a "Book now" link that will direct you to our payment website. If no dates are shown and you would like to register your interest for future dates for this course please contact us.

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Fees

The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (eg for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.

As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT.

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Directions to Knights Park campus, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ:

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