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Brighton Film School launches new Art Direction course

Love film? Excited by the creative process? Do you have artistic flair and an eye for design?

Brighton Film School are launching a new, industry focused Higher National Diploma course in Art Direction and Production Design. The BTEC HND Level 5 is a high-level, certified qualification equivalent to the first two years of a degree programme and the film school is accepting applications now for a start date in September 2014.

This new course will be delivered by industry professional Anna Deamer at the specialist facilities in Brighton Film School, located on Ditchling Road in Brighton. Students will develop their skills and working practice in preparation for a career in the Art Department in the film, television and related industries. It is ideal for any student coming to the end of their Art Foundation Diploma or in their final year of their A levels of an art or related course, although applications will also be welcomed from those who can demonstrate a passion and desire to work within the industry or can provide a creative portfolio instead.

Anna Deamer, lead lecturer for Art Direction at the film school and an industry professional from film and theatre commented:

This is a fantastic new course for those with an artistic background or qualification from school or college to take an industry focused, practical, degree level course.  The course teaches art and design skills that are transferable and relevant for a wide range of career paths and professions.

Head of School, Gary Barber added:

We are delighted to add this exciting new art course to our growing curriculum for 2014. Students will have the opportunity to learn practical skills and take an idea from script to delivery in both theoretical and live projects and have an opportunity to actualize their designs in our film school studio or on location on film school shoots.

Students will get a brilliant, practical and valuable education here and have the opportunity to work alongside other students from the Filmmaking HND and Cinematography and Directing Diploma to create exciting sets and fulfil the role of the art director in several short films, music videos and documentaries.

The new Art Direction and Production Design HND is a 2-year course starting in September 2014. As well as being led by Anna Deamer, an experienced University lecturer and Art Direction industry professional, the course will welcome film industry guest speakers throughout the year which in the past have included the legendary cinematographer Brian Tufano (Trainspotting, Billy Elliot, East is East), writer David Scinto (Sexy Beast, Gangster No.1, 44” Chest). Students in the 1st year will earn a Higher National Certificate qualification before progressing onto the 2nd year to the Higher National Diploma.

Course fees are just £5,250 a year, which are significantly cheaper than most Universities and students can apply to finance their studies with student loans.

Full course information can be found online here: http://brightonfilmschool.co.uk/our-courses/art-direction-and-production-design-hnchnd/

Brighton Film School is accepting applications for the new Art Direction and Production Design HND directly through their website: http://brightonfilmschool.co.uk/

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Brighton Film School is a specialist, independent training facility located in central Brighton. The school offers 2-year degree level programmes in Filmmaking HNC/HND and Art Direction and Production Design HNC/HND, as well as an industry recognised Cinematography and Directing Diploma. Brighton Film School also offers evening classes in Filmmaking, Screenwriting, Art Direction and Editing as well as courses for young filmmakers and a Summer School. For more information or to apply for a course please visit http://brightonfilmschool.co.uk/.