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Set Design For Film And Television Short Course

Course description

The design element in film and television has always played a major part in any production. The designer's role is crucial to the invention of the world that we see on screen, from the recreation of a specific period in history, authentic present day, or the innovative sculptural design involved in light entertainment, comedy, arts, music or game shows.

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.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Read more about this course on the CSM Short Course blog http://csmshortcourses.myblog.arts.ac.uk/

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

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.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

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Details

p>Topics covered

You will be introduced to the dynamics involved when designing for a multi-camera television studio environment, resulting in an accurate scale and colour model of a set for a specific show.

We then look at film design, covering script breakdown, character analysis, simple scenery construction, set dressing and location film work.

By the end of the course students will have produced models, ground plans, moodboards and visuals for their portfolio.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Notebook 
  • Few sheets of A3 tracing paper
  • Few sheets of A3 cartridge paper
  • P>ens/pencils for stretching, watercolours coloured pencils

For model making:

  • Tube of UHU runny clear glue
  • A2 sheet of foam board 3mm black or white
  • A2 sheet of foam board 5mm black or white
  • 1:50 scale ruler
  • Metal ruler
  • Scalpel with blades
  • Cutting board
  • Few sheets of bristol card or white card
  • Block of Das or Flymo air drying putty
Meet the Tutor:

The design element in film and television has always played a major part in any production. The designer's role is crucial to the invention of the world that we see on screen, from the recreation of a specific period in history, authentic present day, or the innovative sculptural design involved in light entertainment, comedy, arts, music or game shows.

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