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MA Design for Performance Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama



Course info


Course Overview

  • Taught element starting in September and running for one year, full time
  • Alternative flexible pathway for students already in relevant employment
  • Specialist tuition from established team of professional design practitioners
  • Input from visiting professionals from around the world
  • Design positions in up to two College productions ranging from drama to musical theatre and opera
  • Professional work placement opportunities
  • Public exhibition of your work for one week in Cardiff and four days in London, including industry nights for an invited audience of potential employers
  • Final component involving the completion of a reflective portfolio based on your professional engagement, with support and mentoring from College tutors
  • Flexible part-time MA ‘Top-Up’ option available for people with a postgraduate diploma in theatre design or a recognised equivalent qualification

Specialist Pathways

  • Performance Design
  • Set Design
  • Costume Design
  • Costume Construction
  • Puppetry
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Scenic Arts and Construction for Stage and Screen
  • Video Design
  • VR Design

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MA Design for Performance.

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees

£21,849.00 (22,41,155) overall cost

This is the full amount. The fee also includes the Professional Practice Portfolio module.




Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Castle Grounds,

Cathays Park,



CF10 3ER, Wales

Entry requirement for international students

Entry requirements usually include a degree or equivalent qualification in an art and design related subject. Selection is made on the basis of an interview and portfolio presentation. The College may consider applications from people without formal qualifications, if they have an exceptional level of practical ability and suitable portfolio content. IELTS Academic: Overall Score 5.5 with 5.5 score in each speaking, reading, listening, and writing; TOEFL iBT Overall Score 72 with 17 each in listening and writing; 18 in reading; and 20 in speaking.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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