Performance - Theatre and Performance Design, M.A. | University of the Arts London (UAL) | London, United Kingdom
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Performance - Theatre and Performance Design

15 months
25970 GBP/year
12700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Theatre and Performance Design at University of the Arts London (UAL) invites you to engage with contemporary ideas and research within the field of theatre, performance and entertainment, and will prepare you for the continually evolving nature of the industry.


About this Degree

MA Theatre and Performance Design at University of the Arts London (UAL) offers you studio-based vocational training. As a freelance theatre and production designer the course will develop your skills and approach to collaboration, technology and storytelling.

Theatre is unquestionably a collaborative art form and, as such, collaboration lies at the heart of each project on this course, whether& speculative or realised.

You will be immersed in the collaborative nature of theatre and performance practice, where theatre refers to every form of live performance which exists in the long history of storytelling. You will have the opportunity to build ideas, proposals and events with other makers.

The course will train you to become a theatre and production designer who makes dynamic, innovative environments that connect your audience to the performance. We will prepare you to contribute to the continuing development of the performance space as a place for social interaction and debate.

You will explore the production techniques and methods, both historical and contemporary, as employed by designers working in industry, to express the content of a live performance.

With a strong emphasis on live, real-time performance, you will learn skills related to organising and developing effective models for delivery. You will encounter performance design and fabrication techniques, as practiced in industry, to enhance your understanding of design and production processes.  Advanced techniques and research ideas will build upon your vocational training. These will encourage transdisciplinary, practical approaches to creating potential future theatres of practice. 

Programme Structure

  • MA Theatre and Performance Design is offered in full-time mode and runs for 45 weeks over 15 months. You will be expected to commit an average of 40 hours per week to your course, including teaching hours and independent study.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

  • BA (Hons) degree in either art and design or drawing-related disciplines, including social and other sciences or engineering
  • Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
  • Personal statement
Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work, personal statement and reference.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25970 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25970 GBP per year during 15 months.
  • National

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12700 GBP per year during 15 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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