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This course will prepare you to enter the film, TV and Theatre industries, working within professional art departments in areas such as film, drama, light entertainment or childrens programme making and theatre.

The course will equip you with a broad range of skills in scenic/set design and lead to careers as scenic or production designers, location managers, prop buyers or makers. In addition, you will develop the skills necessary to work in related areas such as the locations department within film and television, theatre design, exhibition design, retail design and interior design.

Right from the start of this course, project-based units will enable you to analyse and interpret scripts, generate and evaluate visual concepts and develop communication and presentation skills such as story-boarding, technical drawings, digital design and digital visualisation. You will gain a sound understanding and experience of scenic design and develop the confidence to produce creative and effective design solutions. Projects will enable you to develop skills in workshop practices and construction methods, to produce three-dimensional scale models and props in order to test and communicate concepts and to apply principles of lighting and camera work.

  • What will I learn?

    This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed on the course and which underpin film and TV and theatre set design. A challenging series of projects introduce you to the many processes involved with scenic design, including how to interpret scripts, coming up with initial ideas, development of ideas, visual presentation techniques, construction and materials and location work.

    You will also be introduced to and work with industry professionals through units which offer live projects and work placement opportunities. This means that in addition to developing your practical skills and understanding, you are also gaining valuable first hand industry experience and making contact with industry professionals.

    In addition, you will learn about location scouting and surveying, stage and location management, sourcing props and the management of budgets and production schedules. The programme has strong industry links and you will have the opportunity to work on industry-generated live briefs while also being encouraged to pursue opportunities for work placements and/or work experience.

  • Example modules

    • Workshop practices
    • Construction methods
    • Scale models and props
    • Principles of lighting and camera work
    • Scouting and surveying
    • Stage and location management
    • Sourcing props
    • Management of budgets
    • Production scheduling
  • How will I be assessed?

    The course is taught and assessed by a variety of teaching and learning methods, however, the design project forms the basis for the majority of activities on the course. Most modules include masterclasses, practical workshops or skills sessions, one-to-one tutorials, group seminars and design studio practice.

    You will work on a variety of design projects in a way that reflects the range of opportunities and challenges in Theatre, Film and TV Design. In addition to studio projects, computing skills are developed throughout the course to develop skills in 2D, 3D and multimedia computer applications. Theory sessions are delivered through a series of lessons and seminar discussion groups that again reflect contemporary design issues and, where possible, align to studio practice modules.

  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs Grade 4 (C) and above to include English Language, Maths and a creative subject.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Students could go on to the L4 course run in conjunction with CMS at Pinewood studios, a BA at University or move into work or an internship taking advantage of the opportunities for professional networking in this renowned facility.

    The course will equip you with a broad range of skills in scenic/set design and lead to careers as scenic or production designers, location managers, prop buyers or makers. In addition, you will develop the skills necessary to work in related areas such as the locations department within film and television, theatre design, exhibition design, retail design and interior design.

  • Additional Information

    The course is based at our Amersham campus which encompasses a fully working 250 seater theatre, a state of the Art Industry Spec TV studio and bespoke set design/prop making workshop alongside construction workshops at our neighbouring campus, as well as Master classes from industry professionals from our CMS partners at Pinewood studios.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 3
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code FSETDL3DP-1
Runs at

Amersham

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