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ARTDIRd5dt Art Direction For FIlm

Art Direction For Film Short Course

Course description

You will explore key aspects of screen design, from script analysis and interpretation, to researching skills, development of concepts, design approaches and finding interesting ways of presenting ideas.

You will finish the course with an introductory knowledge of the skills required by the film industry such as spatial awareness, model making and technical drawing.

In addition, the course will give you an insight into the processes involved in a working art department.

Entry requirements: None

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older who are competent in written and spoken English.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus.
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe.
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline.
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need.
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time.
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments.
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time.

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

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Topics covered

  • Rather than accepting easy conventional solutions,the emphasis of this course is on developing your own interpretation through exploration and experimentation in response to a narrative.
  • In order to facilitate this, participants will be asked to bring homework in progress to each class, so that they can develop their own ideas and skills base.
  • It is also important that participants engage with group discussions in order to fully benefit from the course.
  • You can also expect to spend some time watching examples of films.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Magazines - e.g. interior, fashion, design
  • Scissors
  • Glues - UHU, PVA, stick
  • Drawing materials - pens and pencils
  • Materials to create colour - pastels and/or paint and/or pens
  • Metal ruler
  • Scaled ruler (1:25)
  • Scalpel/craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Tablet/laptop
Meet the Tutor:

Production designers make a vital contribution towards creating a tangible world through visual storytelling. They need to be able to develop their own ideas, work independently, and also in collaboration with others.

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