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This brand new and exciting course is designed by industry pros to introduce you to a career in the Art department for the Film Industry.

Splitting your time between the Buckinghamshire College Group Amersham Campus and Creative Media Skills state of the art studio base in the heart of British Film, Pinewood Studios, you will meet and learn from some of the most recognised and actively working industry professionals.

  • What will I learn?

    You will learn a mix of practical skills that are requested by employers nowadays as well as developing a range of creative elements to support practice and industry etiquette. You will also learn key digital skills to be able to run 3D printers and CNC equipment.

  • Example modules

    • Drawing, drawing for set and storyboarding
    • Industry related software
    • Team breakdown and responsibilities
    • Set building and dressing
    • Script Breakdown for the Art Dept
    • Planning and Budgeting
    • Sculpting, Moulding and Painting Props
    • Sourcing props to a professional standard
    • Research and mood boards
    • Storyboarding and model making
    • Film etiquette
  • How will I be assessed?

    Across the programme you will have continuous assessment with particular focus on practical work required for the projects. In the UAL grading structure your final grade, Pass, Merit or Distinction is based on the final major project.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants need to be 18 and over. It is desirable for students to have attained GCSEs English and maths but applications from candidates with good levels of literacy and numeracy will be considered for mature candidates.

    A professional interview will be required.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Students who complete the course may wish to continue their progression journey onto the BA qualification or enter the world of work.

    There are many different options available to you within this group of departments and this industry led Diploma will open you up to further study or to begin a career as a trainee or apprentice for the following roles: Production Designer/ Supervising Art Director/ Art Director/Assistant Art Director/ Draughtsman/ Storyboard / Graphic Artist / Concept Artist/Art Department Coordinator/ Production Buyer/ Specialist Researcher/ Standby Art Director / Stagehand / Set finishing / Model maker/Painter / Props Master / Assistant Props Master / Standby Props / Props Model maker /Props Buyer/ Weapons foreman/ Weapons standby / set decorator/ Buyer / Assistant dresser

  • Cost of Study

    Course fee: £5,995 Studio fee: £400 Total: £6,395

  • Additional Information

    This course is in conjunction with our partners CMS at Pinewood, the course will be split between time at Pinewood in a professional environment and at Amersham using the expertise of our experienced teaching team.

    There will be a requirement to buy some kit and pay a studio fee to cover consumable expenses. Industry appropriate dress at all times.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 4
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code HPROPL4HD-1
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