This course is designed by industry professionals to introduce you to a career in the Art Department, Set Decorating and Props Making for the Film Industry.
You will have access to modern purpose-built specialist studios and workshops, and will develop skills using industry standard materials and techniques. You will meet and learn from some of the most recognised and actively working professionals across many areas
What will I learn?
You will develop a diverse portfolio of skill in Art Department, Prop Making, Miniatures and Set Decoration and will be presented with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills through an ethos of personal and professional development. Specifically, the programme allows students to demonstrate: Initiative, Independent inquiry, Team-working, Self-management, Effective participation, Creative thinking, Reflective learning, Problem solving, Communication, Numeracy.
- Drawing, drawing for set and storyboarding
- Industry related software including: CAD, Sketchup, Illustrator, etc.
- The film business and roles
- Entrepreneurial skills
- Set building
- Set dressing
- Reading a script for the Art Dept
- Planning and Budgeting
- Research and mood boards
- Storyboarding and model making
- Props sourcing and making
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.
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
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.
If you are under 19 on the date of enrolment this course is funded. However, if you are over 19 on the date of enrolment the course Fee is £5420 and you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan through the government's Student Finance website.
There is also a Studio Fee of £580 which can be paid in four instalments through the Online Store.