BA (Hons) Production Arts for Screen

BA Production Arts for Screen at Wimbledon College of Arts covers production design, art direction and modelling. From film and television, to working within more immersive environments, the course brings together aspects of our Set Design for Screen and Technical Arts and Special Effects courses, preparing students for a variety of roles.

Please note: BA Production Arts for Screen is a new course starting September 2017 and subject to validation.


Course Leader

To be confirmed.


Course Location

Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road

Study LevelUndergraduate
Study ModeFull time
Course Length3 years
Home/EU Fee

£9,000 per year (2016/17).

Fees are subject to an inflationary increase as students progress through their course.

Use UAL’s fees and funding calculator as a guide to how much your studies may cost in your first year.

International Fee

£17,230 per year (2016/17).

Fees are subject to an inflationary increase as students progress through their course.

Use UAL’s fees and funding calculator as a guide to how much your studies may cost in your first year.

Start DateSeptember 2017
Autumn Term DatesMonday 25 September - Friday 8 December 2017
Spring Term DatesMonday 8 January – Friday 16 March 2018
Summer Term DatesMonday 16 April – Friday 22 June 2018
Application Route

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Application Deadline15 January 2017
UCAS CodeW690
University CodeU65

Content and Structure

Content: what students can expect

  • To study the historical and social contexts of the evolution of design for screen in western Europe through independent research, supported by a series of lectures. 

You will be guided through a broad range of skills and technical areas including:

  • Animation
  • Drawing
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Concept visualisation
  • Lens angles, aspect ratios and lens projections
  • Lighting
  • Location surveying
  • Metal and woodwork
  • Model making
  • Puppet fabrication and performance
  • Script analysis
  • Storyboarding
  • Technical drawing
  • Video camera work

Year One

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Theatre and Screen
  • Unit 2: Introduction to practice - Defining the subject
  • Unit 3: Critical and contextual studies
  • Unit 4: Establishing practice

Year Two

  • Unit 5: Understanding collaborative practice
  • Unit 6: Experimentation and exploring practice
  • Unit 7: Research in practice
  • Unit 8: Contextualising practice

Year Three

  • Unit 9: Theorising practice and practising theory
  • Unit 10: Towards independent practice

Work experience and opportunities

Work placements are a key feature during the second year of this course, providing essential links for students’ graduate careers within industry and beyond.

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in the erasmus scheme to study abroad for a term in the second year of your degree.


Kerry Bradley

Kerry Bradley is a freelance Designer, Production Buyer and Set Dresser with over 20 years experience in the television and film industry. 

She has taught at Wimbledon College of Arts for seven years, as well as teaching Production Design at Goldsmiths and Theatre Design at Royal Holloway University of London, St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham and Lewisham College.

Visiting Staff

  • David McHenry - Draughtsman. Worked on Game of Thrones, Rush and Dredd. Second and third year technical drawing supervisor
  • David Neat - Model maker and author of the book 'Model-making, Materials and Methods'. First year model making supervisor
  • Matt Scott - Director, Scott Fleary scenery builders. Worked on X-Factor, The Voice and Sky Sports news
  • Andy Symanowski - Animator and director, Aardman Animation. Worked on Shaun the Sheep and the Wallace and Gromit films. First year animation project supervisor
  • Emma Vane - Draughtswoman. Worked on Starwars and Skyfall. First year technical drawing supervisor


This course prepares you for progression into a range of careers such as:

  • Art departments for film and TV
  • Art direction
  • Education and teaching
  • Event design
  • Exhibitions and curating
  • Model making
  • Postgraduate study
  • Production design
  • Prop making and buying
  • Scenic art and construction
  • Set decoration or design
  • Special effects


Set Design for Screen:

  • Mark Tildesley - Production Designer for ‘The Constant Gardener’, ‘28 Days Later’ and Designer for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony 
  • Christian Huband - Art Director for ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Prince Caspian’, ‘Matrix’
  • Dan Ojari - Award-winning animator selected for Sundance Film Festival

Technical Arts and Special Effects:

  • Max Patte - Sculptor for Weta Workshop. Credits include: 'Harry Potter V', 'Prince Caspian', 'Justice League of America'
  • Michael Please - BAFTA award-winner for short film ‘The Eagleman Stag’
  • Will Pearce - Head of Masks and Puppets for Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London

Entry Requirements

We select students based on the quality of their applications, looking primarily at their portfolio of work and personal statements.

Applicants will have, or are expected to achieve, either:

  • A Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • 1 GCE A Level
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above


  • BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ Level 3
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above


  • University of the Arts London level 3 Pre-University Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design
  • 4 GCSEs grade C or above


  • International Baccalaureate Diploma pass achieved at 28 points or above 
  • An equivalent level of performance in other internationally recognised national school leaving or university entrance qualifications


  • Other evidence of prior learning and experience via Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning - AP(E)L and / or alternative qualifications assessed as offering the same level as the above requirements 

In exceptional circumstances, applicants may be considered if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and have:

  • 2 GCE A Levels
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above

Where conditional offers are made to GCE A Level applicants these will normally be at grade C or above.

English Language Requirements

All classes are conducted in English. If English isn't a students' first language they must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:

At interview and portfolio review

 We look for:

  • An interest, commitment and motivation for studying the subject
  • An understanding of the subject, including examples of contemporary and historical practice
  • An ability to communicate your ideas visually, verbally and in writing
  • Your portfolio to demonstrate a range of appropriate skills and technical abilities 
  • An ability to self-direct and evaluate your own work

Portfolio advice

Your portfolio should show the following:

  • An ability to observe and record - particularly using life drawing
  • A range of ideas, shown through a selection of set design projects
  • Spatial ability

Home / EU applicants

All applicants for this course will be invited for interview.

Applicants will be seen by a team of Theatre and Screen tutors.

Applicants may be offered a place on an alternative BA Theatre and Screen course at Wimbledon.

This decision will be based on our assessment of an applicants' creative potential and interests.

International applicants

Interviews and portfolio reviews - applicants can be interviewed in a number of different ways: 

  • By phone
  • In their country, if your application was made though one of our official representatives 
  • At our international office based at Chelsea College of Arts


Use UAL’s scholarship search to find out what funding may be available to you.


The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application deadline is 15 January.

Home / EU applicants

You must apply through UCAS, where you’ll need the following information:

  • University code - U65
  • UCAS course code - W690

International applicants

There are two ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at Wimbledon College of Arts:

Find out more information about applying through UCAS

Deferred entry

This course will give consideration to deferred entry application from Home, EU and International applicants.

Study Abroad applicants

Through the Study Abroad programme international students can apply to join an undergraduate course for a period of up to three terms. 

For information on how to apply visit the Study Abroad section

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