Taught course

Design for Performance

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama · Theatre Design

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements include a degree or equivalent qualification along with relevant practical experience. However, consideration will be given to those with no formal qualifications. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview and you will need to bring a portfolio of work to present. The interview is your chance to provide further information in support of your application. The tutors will ask you to discuss your particular interests, practical experience and career aspirations.

Months of entry


Course content

RWCMD is a world leader in the training of designers for performance (Stage, TV, Film, Live Events) Students find themselves not only at the centre of the College’s diverse creative community, but of international activity in the field.

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

Information for international students

The College holds interviews in North America. A Skype interview will be able set up for those who are unable to attend an interview in person.

Please visit our website for information for International Students.

Fees and funding

Students can apply for a postgraduate loan and may also be able to apply for financial assistance from a variety of educational charities and trusts.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

The first year is an intensive full time programme based at the college. The second year takes place within employment and you study on a flexible basis.

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+44 (0)29 2039 1361