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Postgraduate Course in Stage Design for Performing Arts

Postgraduate - 3 months

Develop your ability to narrate and thrill. Specialize in the design of stages for theatre, operas, musicals and dance performances.

    Postgraduate Course in Stage Design for Performing Arts

    This program of professional training for stage designers is structured around two closely related areas. On the one hand, stage design for dramatic texts, for the theatre, and on the other hand, the set for operas, musicals and dance performances. 

    The main goal of the course is to approach the visual possibilities of the stage, its capacity to narrate, to move and to evolve under new models of interpretation and perception. At the same time, theoretical and instrumental training plays a key part, as well as the knowledge of essential technical elements which are key to the development of a stage designer. From a professional point of view, this course offers you the opportunity to get to know the work and vision of great stage design professionals, opening spaces for reflection and analysis, learning from and enjoying the experience of stage designers and institutions producing high quality shows. 


    • Devise and solve the stage space through the assimilation and resolution of expressive ideas and techniques
    • Create artistic spaces, developing stage designs, in a practical and experimental way, through multidisciplinary knowledge
    • Apply the acquired knowledge on the history and evolution of the performing arts, the projects of different scenographers, as well as the disciplines that are interrelated with the scenographer: lighting, scenery, costumes, sound space, movement, etc.
    • Produce the necessary documents to carry out a stage design project: atmosphere sketches, materials, technical plans, models, etc.
    • Learn to convey the stage design, visually and verbally, and in a clear and structured way, to the rest of the artistic and technical team
    • Acquire and apply the specific technical vocabulary for the proper communication with the other areas involved in stage design projects

    Professional Opportunities

    • Stage designer for dramatic pieces, opera and dance
    • Window designer
    • Production of commercial sets for various purposes such as stands, plays, etc.
    • Mounting of ephemeral architecture
    • Stage designer for events




    Curt Allen Wilmer Goodman y Leticia Gañán Calvo


    Curt Allen Wilmer Goodman

    Set and Costume Design graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he worked as a set designer and costume designer in various German theatres and opera houses and as artistic director in film. In 1994, he became the Technical Director of the Fundación Teatro de la Abadía de Madrid and, in parallel, worked as a set designer with directors like José Luís Gómez, Gerardo Vera, Rosario Ruiz Rodgers and Andres Lima. For 10 years he worked on the Departamento de Espectáculos y Tematización at G.P.D., designing and developing exhibition projects, pavilions for international exhibitions, shows, theme parks and interior design projects.

    Leticia Gañán Calvo

    Degree in architecture from the University of Seville, she works on her own projects and on collaborations, promoted by private and public entities. Along with the company G.P.D. she has worked on the design and coordination of projects for visitors’ centres, stands, multimedia shows, theming and exhibition pavilions such as ExpoZaragoza 2008.



    Master of Scenography and Exhibition Spaces

    This Postgraduate Course is part of the Master of Design of Stage Design and Exhibition Space, a program that consists of three modules that can be carried out independently:

    Course file

    Postgraduate Course in Stage Design for Performing Arts

    • Type of course : Postgraduate
    • Language : Español
    • School: Design
    • IED Credits: 20
    • Start date: October 2019
    • Duration: 3 months
    • Timetable : Afternoon-Evening 19.00 - 22.00 h, Mon to Fri, 4 to 5 days per week
    • Attendance: In-person
    • Qualification: Private / A private certificate will be issued at the end of the course.
    • Directed to : graduates or those with a diploma with experience in the field of art, design, architecture, interior design, etc.
    • Admission process : CV / Motivation Letter / Portfolio (max 3Mb) / Web or blog / Personal interview as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordination Team. Basic Knowledge of Autocad is required.
    • Enrollment rate: 1200 €
    • Course Fee: 3100 €

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