Stage Design - Lighting Design Set Design & Costume Design - The Lir Academy

Trinity College Dublin

Stage Design - Lighting Design Set Design & Costume Design - The Lir Academy

Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two terms. The final module (Production Design) will be taught in the third term and subsequent summer months (for full-time students) or in the second year of the course (for part-time students) and will culminate with a professional production staged in one of The Lir's performance studios. Term Three will be supplemented by an ongoing series of master classes from professional directors and theatre makers.

Subjects taught

Students on the Master in Fine Art Stage Design will take two compulsory modules and choose two of four elective modules.

Compulsory Module: Contemporary Theatre Practice, Production Design.

Elective modules: Set Design Workshop, Costume Design Workshop, Lighting Design Workshop or Dramaturgy for Stage Design.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Candidates should have a good honours degree of upper second class or above, or equivalent qualification in a cognate area. A portfolio of recent work is also an essential part of the application process.

Proven natural ability and prior experience as demonstrated at interview will also be considered.

Please note that all applicants must include a financial plan in their personal statement which indicates clearly how they intend to finance themselves if successful in gaining a place on this course.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2023


DPTDM-SDES-1F09: 1 Year Full-Time
DPTDM-SDES-1P09: 2 Years Part-Time

Enrolment dates

Next intake: September 2020

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
This programme allows students to specialise in or combine stage design disciplines (set, costume, lighting design) and is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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