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Set Design for Film and TV (Production Design) Diploma

Set design for film and TV course in Brighton

Presenting this extremely special opportunity to work with us and established Art Directors and film makers on a high-level 9 month course designed to develop your skills to a professional standard as an Art Director for the film industry. We will introduce you to aspects of Art Direction and Production Design so that you have an understanding of both disciplines.

This course in Set Design for Film and TV (Production Design) is aimed at students who might have already worked in film and television, have already gained a degree and wish to learn professional practice, wish to develop a portfolio and working practice without the commitment to a 2-year degree course or from various backgrounds.

The course is led by practicing and acclaimed professional Production Designer, Sue Ferguson, who can share her expertise and knowledge from many years working in the film and television industry.

The set design course you give you a solid grounding in film art direction and production design processes. You will learn the practical skills to take an idea from script to delivery in both theoretical and live projects. You will have the opportunity to actualise your designs in the film school studio and/or on location on film school shoots.

You will undertake project work alongside workshops and studio study, incorporating theory, research and practical skills to give a holistic understanding of the design process and contextual base on which to develop professional working methods.

The art and design skills you will be taught on this course are transferable and relevant for a wide range of career paths and professions. They are useful tools on the route to installation based work, theatre design, exhibition and interior design and project management.

The last term focuses on your progression plans - making links for possible employment or even further study. We will develop your work for submission to festivals and the continuation of developing ideas for future projects.

Brighton Film School is an industry respected education and training institution, fitted out with multiple Mac suites and kitted out with the very best in HD and film equipment with a specialist facility and art department, which is a professional simulation of a working film studio.

This is a really unique and fantastic opportunity for those who want to work within the film industry in the creative and exciting art department. Make sure you don't miss it and apply today.

Study mode:

This course runs for 9 months and is usually 2 full days with extra days scheduled around guest speakers and filming days.


This course starts in September 2017 and will finish end of June 2018.

Entry requirements:

Selection is by application and interview with a portfolio preferred. A degree in a related discipline and/or evidence of industry experience or evidence of artistic endeavor or creativity is required. We accept students from a variety of backgrounds.

Course fees:

Please see our fees page - this course is not eligible for student loans via Student Finance England so you must be prepared and able to self-fund your course fees.

How to apply

Please apply through our website directly. Should your application be successful, you will be invited to an interview at Brighton Film School before a decision to make an offer for a place on the course is made. We will keep you informed at every stage of your application. You can apply here.

***Please note that due to visa restrictions, we are only able to process applications from those who hold a passport (or dual nationality) from within the European Union.***