LIT243 : Applied Theatre Design and Production

Convenor(s): Rob Hemus


Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.

General Information

A core module for theatre and performance but open to limited number of English and theatre students. Module takes you through the process of design as happens in professional theatre, so we work with a local theatre company who provide several design briefs and students then work on these briefs and present their ideas to the company and me in a final pitch with a full maquette and storyboards. Students can also work with either a professional theatre company on one of their shows, or an in house production in a support capacity.


Teaching is through a series of workshops on design aspects such as lighting sound and set. Also discussions and sessions on relevant aspects such as maquette building, licensing. There is also a backstage tour of a theatre and discussion with production staff to understand all perspectives on the process.


There are 3 parts to assessment. 1. Final pitch of design 50% 2. Support work 20% 3. Reflexive portfolio 30%

Contact Details

Rob Hemus - 0114 222 8455

Information last changed: Thursday 07th of April 2016 :: 01:16:25 PM (BST)


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK