B.A. On Campus

Prop Making

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

36 months
21444 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Prop Maker will work with designers and directors to produce bespoke items for individual requirements. It is rare to make the same thing twice, so the Prop Maker has to be ingenious, quick-thinking, explorative, dexterous. The Prop Making program is offered at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 


Studying on the Prop Making pathway of the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice course, you will: 

  • Receive intensive training in making props using a broad range of materials and techniques
  • Develop research-based, aesthetic and technical design interpretation choices
  • Undertake industry placements within a range of professional practices
  • Become one of Central’s Prop Makers: develop into a highly technically skilled, creatively inventive, collaborative and informed individual, able to contribute effectively and professionally to any production and its team.

Gain a high level of technical competence

You will gain experience and a high level of technical competence, working with a wide range of prop making materials and techniques in The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama first-class facilities, including sculpting skills, casting techniques, welding, 3D printing, polystyrene carving, vacuum forming, carpentry, life casting, paint finishing and texturing. You will develop skills in research, analysis, collaboration and design interpretation, as well as strong technical drawing skills and an understanding of colour theories and working to scale. You will also cultivate a broad understanding of period styles and aesthetics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Exploring and learning specific skills
  • Further skills development
  • Focus on professional development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The standard academic entry requirements range between 120 and 64 UCAS tariff points. 
  • Please note that we make lower offers (including unconditional) to exceptional candidates and those who have alternative or prior experience to offer. All candidates invited to interview are asked to bring a portfolio. Interview and portfolio are key factors in determining which applicants are accepted on to the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21444 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21444 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 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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