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Theatre Design & Production (BA)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Theatre Design & Production (BA)

Theatre Design & Production (BA) degree is a practical, hands-on program designed to build upon a broad foundation of production skills, right through to producing performances and events.

The course enables you to explore, design and create exciting new work alongside industry professionals.

The key principle of the degree is developing students who have a well-rounded and solid knowledge base, are skilled in more than one area and ready to engage in the wider performance sector.

Throughout the degree, there is flexibility to allow you to specialise and explore your own pathway. Offering a variety of work placement opportunities, study abroad and projects to make sure you get the experience and the support into employment you want.

The first year of the Theatre Design & Production (BA) program focuses on the development of the basic building blocks of the production process.

The second year concentrates on the application of these skills in a variety of practical projects and installations. These include panting, props, design realisation and production projects, plus the opportunity to work on the third year productions or industry work placements.

The final year concentrates on applying your training to a professional production process. You will get the chance to explore mainhouse, site-specific and studio theatre. Exposure to these types of processes, along with Professional Practice which develops your portfolios, CVs, tax, interview techniques, SWOT and personal development plans, will prepare you for your career into the Creative Industries.

Admission requirements

You will be invited to visit the University to discuss the course and present a portfolio of your work (digital or physical).

A minimum of 64 UCAS points is required for entry to this course. However, we are keen to judge each application on merit, and this entry is based on an individual basis.

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Program content

Modules at Level 4:

  • Principles of design (Inc. Model Making)
  • Stage management
  • Scenic construction & drawing
  • Production technologies
  • Learning in the Digital Era
  • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference

Modules at Level 5:

  • Design process
  • Design realisation
  • Production project
  • Painting and Props
  • Change makers: Creativity and Value Creation
  • Change makers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment
  • Work Placement (Optional)

Modules at Level 6:

  • Main House theatre
  • Studio or Site Specific theatre
  • Professional practice
  • Independent project
  • Work placement (Optional)
  • International study (Optional)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career paths

Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers and further study, including:

  • Arts management
  • Costume maker
  • Education
  • Events management
  • Postgraduate study/research
  • Scenic artist
  • Set construction
  • Stage management
  • Technicians
  • Theatre designer
  • Wardrobe supervisor

Who have our students & graduates worked for?

  • Aztec Events
  • Bay Studios
  • BBC
  • Bush Theatre
  • Leviathan Workshop
  • Marigold Costume
  • National Theatre Wales
  • National Theatre, London
  • Netflix
  • Regents Park Theatre
  • S4C
  • Scamp Theatre
  • Theatr Na N'Og
  • Theatre by the Lake
  • Torch Theatre
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • Welsh National Opera

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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