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BA (Hons) Production Design for Stage & Screen

This unique degree enables you to develop concepts and settings for a range of productions, including theatre, film and TV. You will be equipped with the thinking, making and professional skills required to make an impact on this exciting area of the creative industries.

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BA (Hons)
UCAS Code: W490
UCAS Tariff: 240
Duration: Three years
(Or over 4 years as part of our Extended Study Route)

This degree offers you a unique and challenging opportunity to develop specialist skills and knowledge for the design and production of sets, props and character development. Based within a framework of creative and professional practice, and with more than twenty years’ experience in developing production designers for the entertainment industries in consultation with employers, we offer a mix of skills that make our graduates stand out from the crowd. These skills include:

• Drawing and visualisation for production design using traditional and digital media
• Concept art and storyboarding
• Model making for sets, props and visual effects
• Character and costume development
• Sculptural work, including moulding and casting
• Scenic painting
• Scenography

We have alumni working internationally in various roles for companies such as:

• Aardman Productions
• BBC
• Royal Opera House
• Royal Shakespeare Company
• Starz Network USA

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In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:

• Drawing and visualisation techniques
• Concept development
• Creative and workshop practice
• Practical and technical skills for the development of sets, props and characters
• Materials, media and equipment
• Digital media manipulation for 2D and 3D visualisation
• Creative industries for production design
• Contextual influences on contemporary culture

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:

• An individual specialist focus for your creative practice in production design
• Critical, analytical, communication and problem-solving skills through negotiated learning
• Independent learning
• Professional practice and links with the creative industries
• Employability skills

In your third year (Level Six) you will produce:

• A Final Major Project
• Dissertation
• Exhibition
• Professional portfolio for employment
• Self-promotional material

This degree is for you if you wish to have
a career in:

• Production design for theatre, film and TV
• Model / prop making
• Digital model making
• Set design
• Scenic painting and / or construction
• Concept art
• Art direction

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