NIDA Set Design Essentials

Set Design Essentials

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Discover how to create an imaginative world through bold and inventive design choices. Develop skills in set design for the theatre through practical exercises.

Course components

  • Explore design principles through practical demonstrations and activities in class.
  • Investigate and analyse a script for the purpose of set design concept development.
  • Learn how to create a concept board and share these ideas with other members of the production team.


  • Application of design principles to progress ideas from paper to stage.
  • Abilty to pitch an idea for a design concept to a director.
  • Creation of a concept board that encapsulates your set design ideas.

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No experience necessary

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.
$385 $346.50 Limited inc GST
Set Design Essentials

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