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Design for Stage and Screen Facilities

Our Design for Stage and Screen facilities are based in Waverley – a beautifully restored listed building with real design heritage, and the original Nottingham School of Art. It oozes history, and it’s the perfect place to inspire your creative journey.

Facilities and equipment include:

  • dedicated design studios
  • TV studios with green screen facilities
  • Mini-Cam (for models)
  • water jet and laser cutting and engraving technology
  • 3D prototyping from polymer to powder printing
  • construction workshops
  • IT facilities
  • industry-standard software including Vectorworks, PhotoShop, and SketchUp
  • a fully working theatre studio with sound and lighting
  • construction and paint workshops;
  • studio space with desks and computers
  • costume studios
  • industry-standard sewing rooms
  • a digital production suite for 3D printing and laser cutting
  • a Victorian conservatory for life drawing.

You’ll also have the opportunity to use resources from across the Nottingham School of Art & Design and the wider University, including printing workshops and digital fabric printing facility, dye lab, embroidery, and knitting and weaving workshops. There are also metal and wood workshops, rubber, resin and plastics development equipment, and photographic studios with backgrounds and lighting.

Design for Stage and Screen | Facility Tour
Hannah Varley
Hannah Varley,  Design for Stage and Screen (Costume Design and Construction)

What our students think of our facilities...

"The course is really lucky to have two workshops that we share over the three years, as well as a dye workshop. They’re all equipped with the top professional technology like industrial irons, sewing machines, overlockers, body forms, and mannequins. We also have our design spaces and areas like the conservatory, where we do our life drawing sessions. The library is really useful, and has a great selection of relevant books for research as well as great study spaces for both individual and group work."

Read more about Hannah's experience.

Ed Humpreys, BA (Hons) Design for Stage and Screen (Design for Film and Television)

“The studios are fully equipped with enough drawing boards for everyone and access to mini-cameras. The studios are also surrounded by models, visuals and technical drawings. We all love being in the Waverley Building as there is access to a wide range of PCs or Macs. On campus we have the opportunity to use the lighting studio, laser cutting or 3D printing. I’ve never felt unequipped for any of my projects thanks to the facilities we have at NTU.”

Read more about Ed's experience.

Rebecca Constable, Design for Stage and Screen (Design for Theatre and Live Performance)

“NTU provides all theatre design students with their own space in the studio which is great. We also have access to a fully equipped workshop, including a 3D printer and laser cutter, with technicians who are always available to offer help and guidance. Throughout the School of Art & Design we are provided with a gallery space in order to display and view a variety of work, not only within the realms of theatre design but all creative courses throughout the school. It’s a great source of inspiration.”

Read more about Rebecca's experience.

Design for Stage and Screen Facilities

  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Teaching facilities
  • Location: City Campus

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