This is an exciting new course which is currently being developed through our course approval process. This page will be updated to give you full and comprehensive information about what we will be offering once the approval process has been concluded.
This course provides a unique opportunity for you to experience learning and teaching in a collaborative environment. You will value the chance to work in a team and see your output realised on screen as well as providing a valuable show reel to help maximise future employment on graduation. It is intended that graduates will go on to work as designers and art directors across the full range of moving image media. The strong emphasis in the course on working with other students, such a cinematographers, directors and producers will give you experience of live project management as well as creative practice.
A range of learning and teaching styles will be employed to facilitate cohesive group work and a strong emphasis will be placed on connection to industry, with a regular programme of visiting speakers.
A good Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or above or equivalent.
Principles of Set Design
This unit provides advanced and systematic understanding in the fundamental principles of set design and build, green screen, storyboarding, visualisation and model-making, with reference to both single camera and multi-camera studio production. You will develop an appreciation of historical period styles, architecture, film and television culture and language, and use of appropriate software. Students undertaking this unit will work collaboratively with students on the other courses including producers, directors and cinematographers.
Design on Location
This unit will build on the underlying principles and learning delivered in the first semester to address specifically the management of design for location filming, incorporating a comprehensive understanding of project management of design, set-dressing, and art direction.
Students undertaking this unit will work collaboratively with students on the other courses including producers, directors and cinematographers on live briefs to apply the principles learned previously within real-world constraints. You will learn the protocols of professional engagement as designers, combining aesthetic judgement with location management and problem-solving strategies to ensure that you have the skills required for employability in the film and television industries.
The portfolios acquired will ensure you become highly employable in areas from television and film commercials and online video. It is intended that graduates will go on to work as designers and art directors across the full range of moving image media.
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