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Scenic Arts (Construction, Props and Painting), B.A.

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You will emerge from the course with a forward-looking professional knowledge of the technical arts that support all types of performance, based on traditional experience and practice as well as modern materials and emerging technologies.

Your skills will enable you to pursue a rewarding career in performance and media industries including theatre, film, television, museum displays, and themed attractions.

Why choose this course?

  • Gain construction skills in wood and metal; using hand tools and machinery. Learn scenic painting techniques and explore prop making in a range of materials.

  • Gain advanced skills with computeraided design (CAD), digital manufacturing and 3D modelling using resins and silicon in our spacious workshop which includes CAD facilities, paint frame and specialist fibreglass and plaster room.

  • Hone your craft, through manufacturing scenic elements to a brief for staged productions in College and London venues, collaborating with other programmes as part of a creative team.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to scenic construction - the workshop environment, scenic construction techniques in wood and metal
  • Introduction to scenic painting
  • Introduction to three-dimensional modelling with materials including clay, plaster, latex, polystyrene, solvents and glues
  • Introduction to stagecraft, technical drawing and CAD
  • Theatre making practice - implement the set design for one or more realised productions
  • Research and analysis of performance and the theatre industry
  • Materials, techniques and performance - learn about complex manufacturing techniques  and staging technologies
  • Specialise in either prop-making and scenic painting or construction and CAD
  • Industry study – researching the industry through a work placement


  • Brigitte Lambert, Programme Director 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Our standard entry requirement is 96 UCAS Tariff Points. However, we strongly believe that everyone should have an opportunity to consider higher education and therefore encourage applicants from diverse educational backgrounds. Qualification at 'A' level or equivalent is therefore only one of our measures we also attach great importance to the interview and audition process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17270 GBP/year
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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
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Living costs for Sidcup

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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For this course International Students (non UK/EU) are eligible for a bursary of £2,000.

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