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Film TV and Stage Design

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

Minimum of 2 A2 subjects to include specific subjects; Art, Design, Media. General Studies not accepted.

AS levels are accepted in combination with Level Three qualifications; including A-levels and BTECs.

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points. To include specific subjects; Art, Design, Media.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Art and Design are compulsory subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

To include specific subjects; Art & Design or Media Studies.

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points. Points to be attained through 4 Higher Grades. To include specific subjects; Art & Design or Media Studies.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

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

D*D*

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

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

DMM-DDM

112-128 UCAS tariff points to include specific subjects; Art, Design, Media.

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

D,M,M-D,D,M

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points. To include specific subjects; Art & Design or Media Studies.

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points To include specific grades AAAA To include specific subjects; Art & Design or Media Studies.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

Minimum number of A2 subjects or equivalent - 2 To include specific subjects; Art, Design, Media. General Studies not accepted.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Stage design

From Harry Potter in film to Hollyoaks on TV and in stage productions such as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Book of Mormon, scenic designers help bring stories to life. Become part of the excitement by studying for a Film, TV and Stage Design degree at the University of Salford.

This three-year programme will prepare you for entering the Film, TV and Stage industry and working within a professional art department, designing sets for drama, light entertainment and film; on stage, on location, in a TV studio or a sound stage. You’ll graduate with the practical skills and knowledge needed to go into professional roles in scenic design, art direction, prop making, location management and more.

This course is centred around project-based modules that will develop your understanding of the processes involved in production design, all while making the most of your artistic ability whilst developing new creative skills. From interpreting scripts, through construction drawings, storyboards and visual representation, you’ll get hands-on experience of every aspect of the design process. What’s more, you’ll also cover elements such as location scouting and surveying, stage and location management, sourcing props and set dressing, and the management of budgets and production schedules.

Feeling inspired? As if all that’s not enough, this film, TV and stage design course also has strong industry links. You will have the opportunity to work on live, real-world briefs, as well the chance to pursue work placement opportunities with external organisations, giving insight into what the industry is really like, as well as adding some fantastic experience to your CV. Take a look at some of the work our final year students have produced on this course.

**You will:**
- Develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in scenic and set design for live and filmed production

- Learn to interpret scripts and develop settings that effectively reflect stories and themes

- Gain the experience to produce three-dimensional scale models and props to test and communicate concepts

- Put your skills to the test responding to real-world briefs and work placement opportunities

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Modules

**Year one**
- 3D Design Principles
- 3D Design Procedures and Practice
- Establishing Professional Practice for 3D Design
- Exploring Creative Contexts: Film, TV and Stage Design
- Design for Script
- Design for Location

**Year two**
- Design for Studio Set
- Design for Drama Set
- Developing Professional Practice for 3D Design
- Design in Practice
- Responding to Creative Contexts: Film, TV and Stage Design

**Year three**
- Design for Short Film Project
- Applied Professional Practice for 3D Design
- Research Methods for Film, Television and Stage Design
- Negotiated Major Project

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

63%
med
Stage design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

53%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
52%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,484
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Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
40%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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