The Theatre and Film Production BA degree course is run in conjunction with the Theatre and Performance Practice BA and offers a unique opportunity to develop as a collaborative practitioner and designer of performance in all aspects.
You’ll learn how to bring together a range of creative, technical, communicative, organisational and entrepreneurial skills as you work towards being an independent yet collaborative practitioner.
As part of The Cass, this course sits alongside and interacts with a range of art and design disciplines including fashion, textiles, interior design, music and fine art, offering an excellent base for making and collaborative practice. We have an impressive directory of industry contacts in all fields of theatre and film and can offer practice experience, professional expertise and wide-ranging career opportunities.
Assessment methods range from formative, summative, diagnostic, peer and self-assessment, studio based work, workshops, and computer aided design (CAD) and digital projects and exercises.
Portfolios and interviews
Your portfolio should be selected but have enough work to show the range of your interests and talents. We are interested in seeing how you develop a narrative through a project. You can also include creative writing, story boarding, lighting and photography, costume and CAD work if you have examples of these.
We always want to see traditional drawing whether observational, life or concept generating. Pieces that show us how you conceive ideas, select and emphasise stories through atmosphere and scale. If you cannot bring work within your portfolio to your interview, please take photographs and include them.
Finally, be ready to talk about your work and how you see your future as a film and theatre production designer.
After the course
The Theatre and Film Production Design BA course will offer opportunities within the film and theatre industries in a number of roles within design and production, including set and costume designer, production designer, art director and a range of making roles. It also prepares you for exhibition design, curation, lighting design, community, and youth work and education.