University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

BA Creative Technical Theatre at Wimbledon College of Arts teaches you design techniques that are associated with technical realisation for theatre and live events.

**Course detail**

The course is situated in the wider context of an art school approach to performance making. You will receive technical training and learn processes which are central to designing within theatre and other performance events.

**What to expect**

• To learn about lighting, sound, projection mapping, visualisation, drafting, production management, digital design and fabrication

• To explore the use of new media and approaches to audiences

• To gain an overview of how technical, spatial and material elements contribute to practicing technical creativity

• To be introduced to creative coding, programming, electronics and mechatronics

• Opportunities to collaborate with other design and performance courses and professionals

• To be taught research methods and skills to support your practice

• Visits to industry professionals

• To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops. View the Wimbledon facilities

**Mode of study** 


BA Creative Technical Theatre is offered in full-time mode. It is divided into 3 stages over 3 academic years. Each stage consists of 30 teaching weeks. You will be expected to commit an average of 40 hours per week to your course, including teaching hours and independent study.  

**Course units**

A short description of what you can expect.


**Year 1**

You will receive an introduction to the subject. You will learn about the fundamental methods and technologies that are used within the industry. These will include lighting, sound, visualisation, drafting and projection mapping. Using these as a foundation you will begin to visualise and programme designs.

Unit 1 - Introduction to BA Creative Technical Theatre

Unit 2 - Designing and doing 1

Unit 3 - Designing and doing 2

Unit 4 - Exploring ideas

**Year 2**

You will build upon the methods and techniques introduced in year 1. Projects will be more complex and will allow you to experiment with ideas, materials and formats. There will be opportunities for collaboration and work placements. These will further your contextual knowledge of contemporary practice and improve your creative research skills.

Unit 6 - Practice as laboratory

Unit 7 - Collaboration unit

Unit 8 - Where in the world 1

Unit 9 - Where in the world 2

**Year 3**

You will bring together the knowledge, methods and techniques you have learnt on the course. You will produce body of work which will be supported by research, experimentation and technical information. This will form a portfolio enabling you to transition into professional practice or Master’s level study. You will present your work in the college degree show.

Unit 10 - Finding your voice: portfolio design, crafting research skills and career planning

Unit 11 - Show your work: independent practice

**Option Diploma between year 2 and 3**

Between year 2 and 3 you can opt to undertake the Diploma in Professional Studies or the Diploma in Creative Computing.

**Assessment methods**

• Creative research skills training

• Critical professional practice presentations

• Cross course group crits

• Exhibition of work

• Field trips and off-site visits

• Group and individual presentations and tutorials

• Independent learning

• Peer evaluation

• Portfolio

• Presentation of studio exhibition

• Project planning

• Research

• Student presentations

• Studio and workshop based self-directed study and research

• Technical inductions, skills and workshops

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees