UAL will co-host the inaugural conference ‘Theatre and Performance Design Pedagogy Conference: Best Practice and Strategies for the Future’ on 15 and 16 March 2018.

Collaborations between third year Theatre Design students from Wimbledon College of Arts and third year Choreographers from London Contemporary Dance School.

The international conference will establish the launch of the Theatre and Performance Design Education Network – bringing together teachers and researchers from a host of international institutions engaged with the teaching of theatre and performance design and its affiliated fields.

Supported by UAL, the new network will provide a lively forum for interrogating, developing and sharing pedagogical approaches in theatre and performance design education, as well as scenographic practice.

Designed to share best practice, the network will strategize for the future and explore key questions such as how we equip theatre and performance design students with the skills and knowledge to both work in the creative industries and how to shape them in the future.

From sessions spanning Performing Dress Lab, The Secret Life of Walls and Drawn Together: Enabling Collaboration through Drawing, the conference brings together speakers from renowned global institutions including New York’s Tisch School of Art, Melbourne’s RMIT and the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, amongst others.

The newly launched network will actively promote international platforms for leading research with a focus on innovation and experimentation. It will also develop and support cross-institutional projects and staff exchanges for the benefit of staff and students.

Collaborations between third year Theatre Design students from Wimbledon College of Arts and third year Choreographers from London Contemporary Dance School.


Chaired by UAL’s Simon Betts, Dean of Performance Arts and Foundation Studies, the conference was brought together by: Dr Esther Armstrong, Programme Director, Theatre and Screen, Wimbledon College of Arts; Peter Farley, Lecturer in Theatre Design, Wimbledon College of Arts; Lucy Algar, Course Leader BA Theatre Design, Wimbledon College of Arts; Professor Jane Collins, Professor of Theatre and Performance; Michael Spencer, Course Leader MA Performance Design and Practice, Central Saint Martins – as well as Professor David Crow Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of College, Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon College of Arts.

Performances from BA Theatre Design students at Wimbledon College of Arts and MA Performance Design and Practice students at Central Saint Martins will take place, as well as tours of UAL’s Wimbledon College of Arts.


Details

15 March: The Barbican
16 March: Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL

Find out more: http://www.arts.ac.uk/about-ual/theatre-network/


For more information on theatre, screen and performance design courses at UAL visit:

Wimbledon College of Arts – BA Costume for Theatre and Screen
Wimbledon College of Arts – BA (Hons) Production Arts for Screen
Wimbledon College of Arts – BA (Hons) Theatre Design
Wimbledon College of Arts – MA Theatre Design 

Central Saint Martins – Drama and Performance programme
Central Saints Martins – Performance Design and Practice
London College of Fashion – BA (Hons) Costume for Performance