Set Design - Bachelor
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Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Set Design - Bachelor

The bachelor’s programme in Set design is for you who want to become a set designer. Main language of instruction is Swedish

A set designer plans the scenery of a play and other types of stage productions. He or she must have an artistic drive and be able to operate independently but in collaboration with the director and other professional functions. Set designers have a good deal of contact with other professions in the theatre sphere and perform a supervisory function in studios and workshops. As a set designer, you are an important part of the artistic team in creating the stage production.

To find solutions for a scenic work of art, the set designer needs extensive knowledge of how directors, actors, costume designers and light and sound engineers work and deep insight into dramaturgy and text analysis. He or she must also be familiar with cultural history, the history of style and lighting, image and film projection.

The Bachelor’s Programme in Set design

Our school is the only institution in Sweden in the field of the performing arts that caters to a wide range of artists, including actors, at the university level. Upon receiving your degree you will be well equipped to begin a career in the fields of theatre, dance, circus, performance and/or musical drama.

The profession itself is both theoretical and practical, so our major student productions mix theory and practice as much as possible. The productions are complemented by theoretical courses, job-specific training and periods of internship.

In large-scale student productions, all bachelor specializations within the performing arts collaborate together. In addition, students often collaborate with directors, costume designers, make-up artists and light and sound engineers in smaller-scale exercise projects.

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  • Entry requirements

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

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  • How to apply

    When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed.

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

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  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. Uniarts has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

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