Taught course

Performance Design

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance · Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good first degree or have five years' professional experience. Applications are also invited from people with: - Experience of design (including graphic, interior, architecture, lighting, set, costume and fashion). - A fine arts or applied arts background. - A theatre/dance design background, who wish to develop their scenographic skills. - Professional experience of dance/theatre. - An interest and ability in visual presentation of the moving body.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to produce multi-skilled designers who engage passionately with the creation of the whole visual image in performance. Our unique focus on dance will enable you to draw inspiration from visual rather than text-based stimuli: the body in space as revealed by light.

You will be encouraged to establish a creative dialogue with the choreographer from the earliest stages of each practical project, creating work where design is integral rather than purely decorative. Each project throughout the programme is supported by lectures and seminars in areas of related theory, enabling you to critically reflect upon your own practice and that of other designers.

No other programme in the world provides such an opportunity to place scenography at the heart of dance creation. Our students come from many and varied disciplines including dance, choreography, architecture, sculpture, fine art and theatre design. Our programme contributes to a thriving community of emerging practitioners at Trinity Laban and ensures the development of highly original and vibrant dance performance.

Information for international students

Students from 40 countries currently study at Laban. Our worldwide reputation is founded on the success of our students and we are proud to play a vital part in developing the global dance community. Candidates will need to provide evidence of English language ability.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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