B.A. On Campus

Theatre and Performance Design

36 months
14300 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Led by internationally recognised practitioners, the Theatre and Performance Design degree scheme offered by the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University takes a fresh, radical approach to design in performance.


The Theatre and Performance Design degree offered at Aberystwyth University looks beyond the established boundaries of set, costume, lighting and sound design to take a total view of performance space as an expressive artistic field in its own right. This is not a degree in ‘how to do it’, but an inquiry into how it might be done.

Through a combination of practical and theoretical explorations, you will critically examine and engage with a wide range of contemporary practices from playhouse theatre to site-specific performance and from environmental theatre to performance installation. As the course progresses, the focus of study sharpens steadily upon your own practice as an independent artist, applying your acquired knowledge and skills to the making of work that is fresh, radical and expressive for you, within or beyond the context of theatre and performance.


Many of our students have been successful in obtaining employment in these fields:

  • set, costume and lighting design
  • production design and art direction
  • stage management
  • teaching and education
  • arts administration
  • marketing
  • management and project co-ordination
  • marketing and public relations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scenographic Composition
  • Theatre Technologies
  • Directors' Theatre: Staging Modern Drama
  • New Media Performance
  • Theatre and Contemporary Society
  • Musical Theatre Dramaturgies
  • Performance and Architecture
  • Place, Space and Landscape
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre, Gender and Sexuality

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS Tariff 120 - 96
  • A Levels BBB-CCC
  • GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh
  • BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM
  • International Baccalaureate: 30-26
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%-65% overall

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Aberystwyth

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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