Stage Design, Scenography

Designing and designing scenery, rooms, characters and decorations for theater, film and television productions: Anyone interested in this can choose a course of study related to stage design and scenography.

The field of study at a glance

The practical and project-oriented courses are in the areas of stage, dramaturgy, directing, costume design and new forms of media. The focus is on the visual implementation of a theater, film or television material in (stage) spaces with the corresponding decorations and costumes. Employees in this area work closely with directors and choreographers.

In addition to basic scientific knowledge, the focus is on artistic and creative skills in design and fine arts, theater studies and art and style history.

Course offered

The bachelor's and diploma courses are offered at art colleges, universities and technical colleges. Undergraduate courses can be found under the following names: stage design, stage and costume design, costume design, scenography, theater equipment, painting, and sculpture.

Contents of the course

The course imparts dramaturgical, visual, organizational and business knowledge. Possible course contents include visual design, stage and costume design, dramaturgy and design, design techniques, editing, art and theater studies.

There are also modules such as communication and presentation, image design, scenographic basics, film and media history, literature and visual effects.

Admission criteria & application for study

In many cases, prospective students have to complete internal university selection procedures and aptitude tests or prove their artistic inclination by submitting a portfolio.

Career opportunities after graduation

Graduates of this field of study can work freelance or permanently in film, television, opera houses, theaters and for video and internet productions. There are also job opportunities in exhibition management, concert organizers or museums.