|Study location||United Kingdom, Nottingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
• Aim to bring approximately 15 pieces of work. There is no need to window-mount the work, or spend money on
This exciting course is all about providing the film and television industries with bright new creative talent, and it has been created in close collaboration with industry to ensure it prepares you for a successful career.
Explore the whole process of production design, from concept initiation to realisation.
The course has been awarded the Creative Skillset tick, a mark of quality and strong links with industry.
Work on projects based on real situations and industry briefs.
Undertake short work placements with a variety of film and television production art departments.
Study in dedicated facilities, upgraded to reflect the latest industry standards.
Visit studios and film sets in the UK and Europe to see productions being put together.
Apply to go on an overseas exchange in Year Two to a partner university in Europe through the Erasmus scheme.
Exhibit your work in your final year at our Degree Show in Nottingham with a chance to exhibit at New Designers in London, as part of the Prime Cuts Festival .
Showcase your final year work to industry at high profile industry venues.
Design for Film and Television gallery
Have a look at some of the work our students have created, in our Design for Film and Television gallery.
This course has been awarded the Creative Skillset tick, a mark of quality and strong links with industry.
What you study
Year One: both these modules run for the whole year.
Introduction to Design for Film and Television (100 credit points)
This module will help you to begin an exploration of production design practices within film and television. You will undertake a range of challenging design projects for a range of different genres, including real-situation briefs that reflect industry practice.
You will cover illustration and visualisation, drawing practice, model making, lighting, story boarding, technical drawing, life drawing, introduction to key computer software, working from script, and location scouting and surveying. You will also start to assemble a portfolio, and record your experiences in a professional practice journal.
Contextual Studies 1 (20 credit points)
This module will help to develop your skills in researching and analysing visual material in the context of film and television and is delivered through weekly film viewings, seminars and workshops. You will negotiate a topic related to 20th Century film and television which you’ll present to your fellow students at the start of the module. By the end of the module you’ll have developed your topic into a 2,500 word illustrated essay. Throughout the module you’ll develop a reflective journal where you’ll reflect on the film viewings, what you learned and what you liked or disliked about certain aspects of it.
Year Two: both these modules run for the whole year.
Exploring Design for Film and Television (100 credit points)
This module will further develop your strengths through projects designed to deliver a range of genres and technical challenges. Projects include researching and making period accurate props, a large studio design project for light entertainment, a project focusing on close-up design detail, design concepts for a short promotional music video and a challenging interpretation project where you’ll act as the Production Designer. During this module you’ll also build a professional physical portfolio and accompanying digital portfolio, and continue to develop your professional practice journal from Year One.
Contextual Studies 2 (20 credit points)
This module will build on the skills you built in Contextual Studies 1, helping you to further develop you skills in research and analysis. You will explore and experiment with the analysis of moving image texts, sociological factors or techniques influencing production, genres or practitioners, critical approaches to the study of the moving image, and the history and future of film and television. You will negotiate a personal topic to research, presenting your ideas to your fellow students at the start of the module. By the end of the module you will have developed your topic into a 3,500 word illustrated essay. Throughout the module you’ll develop a reflective journal where you’ll reflect what you learned and record your opinions.
Design for Film and Television: Exposition (120 credit points)
During this final module you will demonstrate skills, competencies and an understanding of the film and television industry production design practice to a professional level. You will equip yourself with a final professional portfolio, CV and personal marketing plan. You will complete a short film project, two negotiated projects (to demonstrate a range of genres), a professional portfolio and digital folio, a written dissertation of 5,000 words, and a reflective journal. You will also exhibit your work in a final year Degree Show, a great opportunity for you to invite your industry contacts to view your work.
The School of Art & Design at NTU has an excellent graduate employment rate, with 91% of our graduates in employment or further study within six months. (DLHE survey 2011/12)
You can find our Design for Film and Television graduates working across the film and television industry in a variety of roles including:
The course maintains links with former students, leading to a range of work placement and career opportunities for current and graduating students.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work in a range of roles for organisations including:
The BBC, Production Assistant
Freebace, Set Decoration Assistant
KHWS Marketing, Junior Art Director
Print Power, Graphic Designer
Universal Pictures, Art Department Assistant
World Productions Ltd, Art Department Assistant.
Some are also self-employed working on a freelance basis as set designers, and assistant art directors.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.