This brand new and exciting HNC is designed by industry pros to introduce you to a career in the Art department for 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 Pinewood Studios, you will meet and learn from some of the most recognised and actively working professionals across many areas, including: prop makers, set dressers, concept artists, story boarders and more!
What will I learn?
You will learn from industry professionals a mix of theory and develop practical skills to be ready for industry.
- 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?
There are eight units to achieve which will be divided across a number of assignments of both theory and practical work. Across the programme you will have continuous assessment from all those that provide the teaching and learning experience including dedicated tutorials. Each unit is individually graded pass, merit and distinction with an overall weighting given at the end
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 and a workshop 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 tofurther studyor tobegin a careeras atraineeorapprenticefor 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
This course is in conjunction with our partners CMS at Pinewood, the course is 2/3 taught at Pinewood in a professional environment and 1/3 at Amersham using the expertise of our experienced teaching team.
There will be a requirement to buy some kit. Professional dress at all times.