Theatre Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Theatre design model
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 6 August 2018
  • Course duration: One week

This practical course is ideal for anyone considering future studies in design for performance who wishes to enhance their application and portfolio with a unique, innovative theatre design project

The course will start with a brief history of theatre design and how it exists and is evolving in today's theatre industry. Looking at examples of professional designers' work you will learn about the process a theatre designer goes through in the development of a design, from initial sketches to a finished show.

You will explore some of the many areas that theatre designers cover including research, drawing, model making, costume and puppet design.

Throughout the week you will be encouraged to share ideas and invite constructive, critical feedback from your tutor and fellow students.

The course will take place in the design studios as well as on location to explore less traditional performance spaces that will inspire your project.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have a sketchbook of research, ideas, design developments and decisions.

Your sketch model will be evidence of how you have refined your sketches into a final performance space for the set text, all of which will demonstrate your interest and understanding of design for performance and how you have a personal approach to working in both 2D and 3D.

"It was a great insight into the everyday work of a theatre designer." RK, Summer 2017

"Really good course - would recommend this." AW, Summer 2017

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During the course you will:

  • analyse a set text and go on to develop your own brief that reflects your individual interests
  • undertake research to develop your design in 2D, creating mood boards, storyboards and sketches to show how you have interpreted the dynamics of a performance
  • take part in short, hands-on activities to help inspire and enhance your approach to creative thinking
  • work in 3D to create a sketch model which will help you communicate your idea.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

6 - 10 August 2018

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

6 - 10 August 2018

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418