MA Design for Performance (one year full-time plus a flexi module within industry) - MA
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER
Tel: 029 2034 2854
Fax: 029 2039 1304
Head of Drama: Sean Crowley
The MA Design for Performance provides you with advanced training in one of the following specialist areas: Performance (Set & Costume Design), Set Design, Costume Design, Costume Construction, Puppetry, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Scenic Art and Construction for Stage & Screen.
The first year is an intensive, full time programme. You will learn through project-based classes, studio workshops and practical engagement in live productions. You will gain a knowledge and appreciation of the process of design and realisation for performance, and an applied knowledge of skills related to your specialist area of study.
On successful completion of the first year you will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma qualification. You can then begin working on the second part of the MA. Stage two is directly embedded in your practice as a design practitioner. With a maximum limit of 5 years the MA student will re-engage with the College to create a portfolio that evaluates and contextualises your practice. The College will provide practical and academic support and mentoring on site or through distance learning methods, allowing you to continue your practice nationwide or beyond The nature of your submitted portfolio has enormous flexibility and can range from a formal written document, to a catalogued exhibition.