Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events

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Course summary

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The contemporary performance industry is a vibrant world of ever-evolving and often inter-related practices. It’s against this intersection that we have developed the BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events course to offer a unique programme of study. We’re interested in what is Performance? Where does Performance occur? How do we creatively design and realise for it? Established in the 1950’s, the course has grown to embrace the breadth of the industry and the opportunities found within it. The variety of design practice undertaken by students includes: theatre, events, festivals, museums, concerts, exhibitions, themed environments, installations, nightclubs, dance, puppetry, music videos, film, TV and live arts. You will be encouraged to negotiate your own individual journey through the course; developing an area of practice specific to you. Imagination, experimentation and risk taking are fundamental to our students as the challenges and opportunities are so varied. This course provides a broad platform of skills, both traditional and digital, to best equip our graduates for employment. Because flexibility is built into our course design, there are no subject routes - you are able to study the same modules together regardless of your specific areas of interest. This fosters a studio culture; rich in diversity, collaboration and ambition. Why Choose us? Located in the city centre, in the historic School of Art Building, Margaret Street, the students have access to a wide variety of facilities. These include design studios, a bespoke art and design library, a range of workshops (wood, metal, plaster, print, textiles, audio visual and computer suites) and an experimental performance space. You will benefit from the insight and experience of staff who are experienced designers, makers and educators, as well as a dedicated technical support team. You will have the chance to develop and respond to a wide variety of high-profile projects and opportunities. These have included innovative paper installations, collaborative music videos, placements at major venues, live project briefs, exhibition designs and sculptural installations for major UK festivals. As a student of the School of Visual Communication, you will have access to the full Adobe Suite and accompanying accreditation as well as full access to LinkedIn Learning. The course is also a member of the Performance Design Education Collective. The School of Visual Communication prides itself on a long-established national and international reputation. It consists of a range of courses that celebrate innovation and allow you to realise your creative ambitions.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W460
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Parkside Building Campus
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

If your application is progressed, you will be invited to provide a portfolio of your creative work for review. This can be submitted digitally or you can physically bring it in. Your portfolio is your opportunity to show examples of your work and creative interests to support your application. Guidance on how to put your portfolio together will be provided once you have made your application. As a result we will be unable to make a decision on your application until after the UCAS deadline of 18:00 (UK time) on 15th January 2020


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in the remaining three skills.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events at Birmingham City University - UCAS