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Introduction to Set Design for Film and TV (Production Design)

This course is an introduction to production design and art direction, during which students are taught the basic specialist skills needed to work in an art department in the film and television industry. The course is practical and project based.

During the course students gain knowledge of film art department infrastructure and art department skills including basic location surveying, drafting to scale, model making, research methods, sampling and design. By the end of the course students have a set of skills with which they can apply for an art department assistance position or for further training in art direction and production design. They also have the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with full time film making students at the School; opening up the possibility for future working relationships.

Students are asked to keep a sketchbook throughout and to undertake a small amount of work outside tuition time in order to gain the most from the course.

The course is taught by artist and designer, Anna Deamer. Anna undertakes freelance projects alongside her personal art practice and lecturing work. Anna has art directed and designed in theatre, film and television for over twenty years, working on a wide range of productions from BBC shorts, period dramas (David Copperfield, Tom Jones), drama (Eastenders, The Bill) new plays at the Royal Court Theatre (Faith) to feature films (Up at The Villa), in the UK and abroad.

Anna trained in fine art at Wimbledon School of Art followed by a postgraduate in theatre design at the renowned Motley Theatre Design School. She completed an MA in sequential design at the University of Brighton and has taught widely in art and design from undergraduate to postgraduate level and adult education.

Study mode:

This course is taught in the evening from 6.30pm - 8.30pm on a Monday and runs for 8 weeks.


New start date announced:

  • Monday 28th September 2015. 
  • Monday 25th April 2016

Please apply early as it tends to be fully subscribed.

Course fees:

The course fees are just £295.