Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop the key professional, transferable skills for employability in the creative industries and work in partnership with other sectors locally, nationally or internationally.
Our ambitious students have been awarded internships at prestigious institutions, including Glyndebourne, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet and National Theatre.
You’ll learn from lecturers who have worked on West End productions for Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and gain insights from visiting professionals like Cathy Tate, Amanda Barrow and Jane Stuart Brown.
Amongst many other professional industry links to both theatre and film, we are on the doorstep of Theatre Royal Plymouth – the largest and most attended regional producing theatre in the UK, and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West – where students have enjoyed after show talks and backstage tours.
You’ll also benefit from masterclasses led by experts in specialist areas such as prop making, millinery and costume design and visit events such as TheatreCraft, an offstage theatre careers event in London, and performances including opera, ballet, drama and musicals. In 2017 students created costumes for National Trust properties and exhibited at Destinations, London, where they met major film, theatre and television professionals and presented their work to prospective industry employers.
Our strong international connections allow our students to take a semester of study with one of our partner institutions within Europe and North America, and in turn, we welcome overseas students from those institutions to join us in our design studios, creating an exciting cultural exchange.