Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Foundation Degree in Scenic Construction

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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Scenic Construction is a two-year programme which starts in August each year. The programme has been developed in response to the acute shortage of suitably qualified entry-level technicians to build sets for the rapidly expanding Theatre, Film and Television industries in Wales and beyond. Key Features:

  • Technical Skills - taught skills in carpentry, metalwork, welding, fork lift truck driving, core computer software packages & access equipment training
  • Industry Practice - develop an insight into the theatre & television industry
  • Professional Placements - five placements across the two years, either at RWCMD’s workshop & theatres or with industry partners
  • Industry Partners - Bay Productions, Cardiff Theatrical Services, Bad Wolf (4Wood) & Wild Creations
  • Top up Degree - the option to top up to BA (Hons) Design for Performance.
Please see the RWCMD website for further details:

Course details

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants whose first language is not English will need to gain an English language qualification. For more information, please see our website:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students should normally be working towards their Level 3 or equivalent qualifications although the College will consider applications from people over the age of 18 with relevant skills and/or experience in craft, design and technology. We recommend that you use the personal statement on your application form to demonstrate your interest in theatre/film/TV and any relevant experience. Final selection will be made on the basis of an interview.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
EU £22505 Year 1
International £22505 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All International and EU tuition fees are subject to annual revision and are typically increased 3%-5%
Foundation Degree in Scenic Construction at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - UCAS