Major overview


Designers are central players in the creation of any performance. Whether it is in the role of set designer, costume designer, lighting designer or sound designer, they play a pivotal and collaborative part in the conception and realisation of a performance.

Performance designers work with the human figure, space, light and sound to create beautiful and meaningful design. You will learn to manipulate these materials and explore their relationship to each other through studio-based classes alongside a comprehensive study of the theory, history and practice of performance design.

You will develop the conceptual and technical skills required to respond to a design brief and effectively represent and communicate your ideas, culminating in a major design project in third year.