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


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


including festivals, concerts, carnival and other ceremonies

Costume Design and Costume Making


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

Scenic Arts


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

Puppetry and Prop Making


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

Costume Supervision


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

See where PDEC MEMBERS are situated in the British Isles