The Postgraduate Course in Set Design for Performing Arts includes a professional training program for set designers around two closely related areas. On the one hand, the set subject to the dramatic text, the theater, and on the other hand, the scenic space for operas, musicals and dance shows.

The main goal of the course is to bring the student closer to the plastic possibilities of the scenery, their ability to narrate and to move, also to evolve under new models of interpretation and perception. At the same time, the necessary theoretical and instrumental training will be very present, as well as the knowledge of essential technical scenographic foundations for the professional development of the scenographer.


From the professional point of view, this course contemplates first of all a comprehensive didactic with the purpose of offering the student the opportunity to know the work and the vision of great professionals of the scenography, opening spaces for reflection and analysis, learning and enjoying of the experience of the professors and collaborators, promoting communication with set designers and entities that produce first level shows.


The main objectives of the Stage Design Postgraduate Course for Performing Arts are:

  • Acquire theoretical knowledge related to the history and theory of scenography.
  • Conceptualize and solve the scenographic space through the assimilation and resolution of ideas and expressive techniques.
  • Deepening the knowledge of scenographic language through its application in projects of a theatrical and operatic nature especially.
  • Acquire and apply the specific technical vocabulary.
  • Make the necessary documents to carry out a scenographic project in different spaces.
  • Transmit the project visually and verbally to the client and the rest of the artistic and technical team.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams.

Professional outings

Students who complete the Postgraduate Course in Stage Design for Performing Arts can channel their professional career, among other options, to areas such as:

  • Stage designer for dramatic pieces (theater)
  • Creation of stage sets for opera and dance
  • Shop window design
  • Production of commercial scenographies for various purposes such as stands, works, etc.
  • Miscellaneous assemblies of ephemeral architecture
Program taught in:
  • Spanish (Spain)

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
3 months
4,300 EUR
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