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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Sidcup, United Kingdom
The Scenic Arts degree programme at Rose Bruford College is designed to equip you with a range of theatre craft skills including prop making, scenery building and scenic painting.
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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 Scenic Arts course?

  • Gain construction skills at Rose Bruford College 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
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • 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

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.

General Requirements

  • Apply for entry via UCAS
  • Institution application code: R51
  • Programme Code: W4W7
  • There is the opportunity for international students to study this programme as part of a semester or year abroad.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Sidcup

  • 660 - 1140 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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