Reasons to study Scenic Arts (Construction, Props and Painting) • Gain construction skills in wood and metal; using hand tools and machinery. Learn scenic painting techniques and explore prop making in a range of materials. • Gain advanced skills with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and 3D modelling using resins and silicon • Learn in our spacious workshop which includes CAD facilities, paint frame and specialist fibreglass and plaster room. • Hone your craft, through manufacturing scenic elements to a brief for staged productions in College and London venues, collaborating with other programmes as part of a creative team. • Develop your own areas of specialism through individual project work, productions and work placement preparing you for a career in the theatre and performance industries. • Share classes and projects with students from other programmes to learn about the performance, arts and events industries and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, and prepare to build a successful career. Career opportunities Our graduates have gone on to work as freelance scenic painters, prop makers, carpenters and engineers, and to work for scenery construction companies for theatre, film, television, entertainment, museums and themed attractions. You may also be interested in: Design for Performance, BA (Hons) (with set and costume, lighting design, visual design for public spaces, digital content and virtual technologies pathways) “It is challenging but when you finish the show you can say “Yes, I built that!” It’s an enormously satisfying feeling.” Gareth Shippen Scenic Arts, 2017 Graduate
Year 1 (Level 4): Introduction to scenic construction - the workshop environment, scenic construction techniques in wood and metal Introduction to scenic painting Introduction to three-dimensional modelling with materials including clay, plaster, latex, polystyrene, solvents and glues Introduction to stagecraft, technical drawing and CAD Theatre making practice - implement the set design for one or more realised productions Research and analysis of performance and the theatre industry Year 2 (Level 5): Materials, techniques and performance - learn about complex manufacturing techniques and staging technologies Specialise in either prop-making and scenic painting or construction and CAD Industry study – researching the industry through a work placement Production Practice - workshop assistant on two realised productions Research and context Year 3 (Level 6): Production practice: scenic manufacture - manufacture scenic elements to a brief, for a public production Production practice: scenic management - undertake the role of either a Scenic Workshop Manager or Scenic Project Manager Professional preparation Independent research project Graduate exhibition Please visit our website to view the course and module specifications in detail: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/learn/undergraduate-courses/scenic-arts/ Course content is regularly reviewed to keep it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design, management and technical arts. We also run short-term courses, summer schools and foundation programmes for international students who are looking for a shorter period of study. You will be studying close to London and have easy access to the amazing culture, restaurants and theatre there. When you study with us, you will join students from more than 25 different countries, and develop skills that could take your career all over the world. We have links worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our international students web page and guide useful: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/join/international-students/ We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/join/visit-and-experience/
Widening Access and Contextual Admissions: Rose Bruford College is committed to widening access. We encourage applications from all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of your background, and ensure that no groups are disadvantaged during the application process. We welcome students from all educational backgrounds. For instance, we look at your age, whether you declare a disability, whether you have spent time in care, the area in which you live and, if appropriate, the relative performance of the school you attend. We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points, if we have evidence of your potential from your application or interview.
Additional entry requirements
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English language requirements
You must achieve a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in each component or a Secure English Language Test (SELT) equivalent to this score. We accept all Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) as approved by the UKVI.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
1) Rose Bruford College Bursaries for UK Students: We will offer £600 financial support for each year of the course in the form of a bursary to all students who come from households below the median income level (£29,400). This information is provided to the student loan company who communicate it to our student services team so once confirmed you will be paid automatically in February (£300) and May (£300) if you are eligible. Please note the figures listed here are for academic year 2022/23 and are subject to change. 2) International Student Bursaries for Design, Management & Technical Arts courses: Rose Bruford College usually awards one bursary to an international student as they commence their study on an undergraduate course within Design, Management and Technical Arts. The bursaries, with a value of £2,000 each year for three years (total £6,000) are part of the College’s commitment to making high-quality professional training and education in theatre and the entertainment industries available to students from anywhere in the world. International students, who have international student fee status and have been offered a place on a course may apply for the bursary before starting their studies with us. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]