Performance Design Education Collective

Looking to Study design for performance?

There are a number of universities and colleges in the UK and Ireland offering degrees in this field at undergraduate and post-graduate level.


To define your area of interest, click on the links below to see where you can study this fascinating subject.

subjects studied at PDEC member Universities include:

Set and Costume Design for Theatre, Opera and Dance

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from traditional theatre spaces to site specific venues, theatre design covers a wide range of genres. This is also known by the term Scenography

Design for Events and Other Live Performance

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including festivals, concerts, carnival and other ceremonies

Costume Design and Costume Making

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some courses are geared towards making and tailoring while others combine costume design with construction

Scenic Arts

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specialising in the construction and painting of scenery and props for the performance industry

Puppetry and Prop Making

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some courses have specific prop making and puppet design and making options

Costume Supervision

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dealing with the management and organisation of costume for theatre, film and television

See where PDEC MEMBERS are situated in the British Isles