Scenic Arts at Rose Bruford College - UCAS

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Course summary

Gain practical theatre craft skills including prop making, scenery building and scenic painting, for a career in theatre, film, television, museums, and themed attractions. Our expansive workshop, includes Computer-Aided Design (CAD) facilities, a paint frame and a specialist fibreglass and plaster room. You’ll learn construction skills in carpentry and metal work, using hand tools and machinery, scenic painting and prop making with different materials. You’ll also gain advanced skills with CAD and 3D modelling using poly carving, resins and silicon. You will collaborate with students from other disciplines, and use experimentation, enquiry and creative research to get you industry ready. You will hone your craft through manufacturing scenic elements for productions in College and at London venues. You will develop your specialisms through projects, productions and on work placement, preparing you for a career in your chosen sector. Recent placements have included students working at the Royal Opera House, Nottingham Playhouse, Scott Fleary (London), Rocket Scenery (Nottingham), Richard Nuttbourne, Footprint Scenery, and Visual Scene (Leicester). Recent visiting tutors have come from leading productions, including The Play That Goes Wrong, The Lehman Trilogy, Life of Pi and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Our famous final year Face 2 Face event is attended by dozens of industry representatives looking for new talent. The course has an outstanding record of graduate success within the live events industries, and job prospects are extremely high from this course, particularly in theatre and film. Students leave the course, with a blend of practical experience and professional knowledge, all based on traditional skills and experience alongside expertise with digital and emerging technologies. Graduate careers include freelance scenic painters, prop makers, carpenters and engineers and roles within, scenery construction in theatre, film, television, entertainment, museums and themed attractions. “The course is very hands-on and everyone has a lot of pride for what we do, which makes it a lovely environment to be in. Whether you’re interested in carpentry, prop making or painting, you get the chance to develop your skills and leave the course industry-ready.” Aaron, Scenic Arts student 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)


Please visit our website to view the course specification in detail: Course content is regularly reviewed to keep it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.

Assessment method

Assessment will be through: Coursework, presentations, assessed tutorials and portfolios

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:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design and production 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: We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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


You will be asked to attend an interview either online or in-person. This gives you a chance to meet our staff and view some of the facilities on campus (if attending in-person).


A portfolio can be examples of work you’ve done before, work in progress, ideas you have or even examples of what inspires you.

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.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22800 Year 1
International £22800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship 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 2023/24 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]

Scenic Arts at Rose Bruford College - UCAS