How to Become a Puppeteer: Derby. East Midlands. Diploma in Professional Puppetry Starting 5th August 2018


The Diploma in Professional Puppetry 2018 starts 4th August finishing on 31st August after making, rehearsing and performing types of rod puppet. This Course also contains some shadow work including Burtie’s Method which can be found on You Tube. The first week of the Course explores rod puppetry and the art of puppetry in education and therapy with special emphasis on puppetry and dementia care. The Diploma is completed in 2019. Although at least one month of the Summer School is mandatory it is possible to combine it with working through the year. 

In general teaching takes place in Derby, with masterclasses taking place in London as well as other events.

Full fees are £6,400 for the two years of the Dioloma including assessment fees, and classes. There are three bursary places available which considerably reduce the fees to £3,900. Currently, there is particular emphasis on applicants who are committed to the development of the art of puppetry in education and therapy. 

Please write to describing yourself and why you think the London School of Puppetry is where you can best prepare for a career that includes puppetry.  To assist you in your application please send for the LSP student handbook. 

If you are offered a place, please go to the website to pay your non-returnable deposit (you will be given a special Bursary Code to do this if you are successful).

photographs are by Caroline Astell-Burt, Kay Yasugi, Debbi Maurice

All fees paid are non-refundable 

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