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Production Design for Screen & Film

BIMM University

UCAS Code: W492 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

BIMM University

UCAS Code: W492 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:24,P:36

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

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Applications are welcomed from students who might not have the qualifying entry requirements but can demonstrate a proactive commitment to narrative film, documentary, music promo or some other type of moving image creation, or 3-Dimensional design from theatre, architecture and related disciplines. Recognition of Prior Practice (RPP) is an alternative entry route onto Level 4 of a Screen and Film School undergraduate course for mature applicants who do not hold the minimum qualifications required to gain entry onto a course. A mature applicant must be 19 years of age by course start date for their RPP application to be considered.

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Stage design

**Course Summary**
This course reflects current high demands for professionally ready, technically skilled production design graduates equipped with vital creative, logistical and production skills to enter into the screen, film and television industry.

Fundamental to the delivery of this course is the teaching of production design within the broader Screen and Film School environment. This unique symbiotic arrangement will enable students to hone specialist design skills in the classroom and test them out in live film projects. Thus, students will gain understanding of their place within film production and build a network of peers, alongside whom they can progress throughout their education and on, into the workplace.

In Year 1, students will be introduced via core modules to fundamental design skills and will gain insight into art department roles and relationships with production and the wider industry. A unique aspect of this course is the introduction of professional film directors as mentors, establishing and developing that key professional relationship between director and production designer. A module introducing costume design, props and make-up will further enhance skills and the ability to support live film projects throughout the three years. This learning will be underpinned by short film productions taught in collaboration with BA Hons Filmmaking and BA Hair and Make Up for Screen and Film degrees, enhancing an understanding of the film and related creative industries, critical analysis and overarching film craft.

In Year 2, via specialist optional modules, students will further develop their skills in production design through theoretical and live projects focusing on design for both studio and location. At the heart of this approach, is the combination of traditional design skills, drawing and modelmaking with cutting edge digital production skills, including animation, 3D modelling and digital VFX. The level 5 core modules (taught in collaboration with BA Hons Filmmaking and BA Hons Hair and Make Up for Screen and Film) will support the realisation of these skills with the production of two short form films, one in each semester.

As students’ progress from Year 2 to Year 3 they will develop and refine their creative and technical proficiency, research methods and personal professional development. The final year also comprises of an in-depth personal design project and the development and production of a final live film in collaboration with BA Hons Filmmaking, BA Hons Hair and Make-Up for Screen and Film and BA Hons Film Business and Production students. The course will be delivered by experienced film practitioners who combine their academic teaching with relevant and current professional practice.

Modules

Level 4
Creative Industries and You- Finding your path
Set Design and Art Direction
Costume, props and hair and make-up
Design for Short Film 1
Practice, Context and culture
Digital and VFX
Production logistics and locations
Design for Short Film 2

Level 5
Creative Industries- and You 2- Collaborative entrepreneurship
Short Film 3
Creativity, Identity and Authenticity
Short film 4

Optional Modules:
Art Direction and set design 1
Costume design 1
Props and model making 1
Production design and Concept 1
Draughting and graphics 1
Digital and VFX - 1
Hair and Make-up 1
Animation 1
Historical and period accuracy 1

Level 6
Final project
The Design Pre-Production process
Design Production Realisation
Creative Industries and you 3- Professional practice

Optional Modules:
Art Direction and set design 3
Costume design 3
Props and model making 3
Production design and Concept 3
Draughting and graphics 3
Digital and VFX - 3
Hair and Make-up 3
Animation 3
Historical and period accuracy 3

Assessment methods

• Reflective Diaries or Portfolios
• Presentations
• Short Filmed Outcomes
• Practical Skills
• Collaborative Skills
• Dissertation or Research Essay

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,950
per year
International
£15,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Each year we offer various bursaries and scholarships.
For further information, please view details on the BIMM University website

The Uni

Course location:

Screen and Film School Brighton

Department:

Film School

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IT resources
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