Description

Theatre Design is an art with broad boundaries, encompassing all that is required to stage a performance or an exhibition. In the BA in Theatre Design program, you’ll dive deep into the varied world of scenography and its many applications in performing arts: theatre, opera, cinema, and television. You’ll also explore the use of set design in staging exhibitions, events, temporary installations, and photo shoots for advertisements. You’ll learn how to:

  • Design and create scenery and props for theatre, television, and cinema
  • Create exhibition installations for art, design, fashion, and other events
  • Design and create costumes for plays, operas, musicals, and other shows
  • Design the lighting of outdoor or indoor spaces for productions
  • Organize theatrical and other events
  • Provide assistance to art and exhibition curators

You’ll gain significant field experience under the guidance of faculty members and scenographers in the entertainment and staging world.

You’ll develop skills with 2D and 3D design programs in addition to painting and graphical representation techniques. Through class discussion, teamwork, and experimentation, you will discover the specialization that best suits your talents.

The BA in Theatre Design program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Bachelor of Arts degree (180 CFs).

SPECIALIZATIONS

Triennio in Scenografia Tr

FIRST YEAR

Scenography I, Digital Applications for Visual Arts I, History of Modern Art, Drawing for Design, History of Costumes I, Scene Design I

SECOND YEAR

Aesthetics, Photography, History of Contemporary Art I, Direction I, Scenography II, Scene Design II, Theatre Costumes, History of Cinema and Video

THIRD YEAR

Performing Techniques for Visual Arts, Scenography III, Direction II, Scene Design II, Digital Application for Visual Arts

+ One optional exam between: History of Performing Arts, Urban Design, Design of Audio Spaces

+ One optional exam between: Cultural Anthropology,  History of Costumes II, History of Contemporary Art II

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

Through exchange programmes, NABA's International Office encourages and supports students wishing to study abroad.

The office promotes educational experiences at numerous prestigious international partner universities worldwide, including members and non-members of the Laureate International Universities network. Thanks to this vast international network, students at NABA are able to spend periods of study abroad, enriching their educational curriculum and laying the groundwork for increasingly international future careers.

International study opportunities are mainly provided as part of the Erasmus+ project promoted by the European Commission, the International Exchange Program for destinations outside of Europe, the Semester Abroad Program at the Laureate group Universities and short summer courses.

NABA counts more than 50 cooperation agreements with European academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme; the Academy also counts more than 20 international cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe.

Visit this link for more information on the Erasmus+ Programme and international exchange.

Faculty

Guido Tattoni

GUIDO TATTONI

Margherita Palli

MARGHERITA PALLI

Faculty and Visiting Professors

Alessandro Bertante, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Francesca Molteni, Umberto Spinazzola, Serena Sinigaglia, Franco Venturi

PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Graduates of the BA in Theatre Design program will have the theoretical, technical, and practical skills to launch a career as:

  • Scenographer for theatre, film, television, advertising, events, fashion shows, exhibitions, and performances
  • Costume designer for theatre, film, television, advertising, events, performances
  • Production designer
  • Scenic director
  • Light designer
  • Stage manager
  • Toolmaker
  • Illustrator

Graduates in Theatre Design may also choose to continue their studies in related disciplines such as: theatre design (opera), event & land live performance design, multimedia design, and costume design.

NABA's Career Service helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 89% of NABA graduates find employment during the first year after graduation (data certified by Ipsos Observer regarding 2015 NABA graduates). Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their résumés, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios.

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies that provide internships for NABA students, including: Compagnia della Rancia, Associazione Terzo Millennio, Teatro Stabile di Genova, Fondazione Teatro La Scala, Fondazione Ente Autonomo Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Teatro degli Incamminati Società Cooperativa, Associazione Centro Teatrale Bresciano, Teatro Franco Parenti, L'Opera National de Paris, Change Performing Arts S.r.l.

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