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Introduction to TV and Film Set Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds Short Course

Course description

During the course we will look at some of the world's most renowned set designers and influential directors. You'll learn about the different roles within the art department and how they work along side the rest of the crew. We'll also discuss single and multi camera techniques and different camera shots on location and within the studio.

The tutor will set you a TV show design brief and, with their careful guidance, you will translate your ideas into mood boards and and a scale model!You'll also learn how to break down a short film script or scene and translate it into a sketch of a potential set.

This is the perfect beginner's course for anyone interested in design and wants to pursue further education in film studies. It will also give you an invaluable opportunity to enlarge your portfolio for art college.

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at beginners who would like to gain knowledge of the processes involved when designing for a production and learn more about the careers available in the art department of films or television.


By the end of the course you will know how to break down a short script, understand a design brief, create mood boards based on initital sketches, model building techniques and understanding scale, famous designers and directors, what is a budget? and understand single and multi camera techniques.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

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

Digital Credentials (badges and certificates)

Students will receive a UAL Short Courses digital badge and certificate on completion of the course. Digital credentials are a great way to celebrate your accomplishments and stand out from the crowd. Find out more about our digital badges and credentials.

Available dates

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Topics covered

Film Design, TV set design (how to design for bands and artists, chat shows and understanding how multi cameras work within the studio)


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A3/A4 sketch pad
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Coloured pencils
  • Felt tip markers
  • Acrylic paints (small set)
  • Selection of paint brushes
  • Pens
  • Scissors
  • Scale ruler
  • Dress pins
Meet the Tutor:

Have you ever watched your favourite movie or TV show and thought how captivating the set design was?

This course will give you a chance to step behind the scenes and learn about how the art department achieves this! All you need to be is a huge TV/film fan with a lot of imagination and a keen interest in art and spatial design.

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