University of the Arts London (UAL)

BA (Hons) Production Arts for Screen

University of the Arts London (UAL)
A London (Inghilterra)

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Tipologia Bachelor's degree
Luogo London (Inghilterra)
Durata 3 Years
Inizio Settembre 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (Inghilterra)
  • Durata:
    3 Years
  • Inizio:
    Settembre 2018

BA Production Arts for Screen at Wimbledon College of Arts offers a unique combination of design and making skills for film, television and other screen based media.
More feature films, television programmes, animations and screen-based content are being made than ever before. Old and new technologies are working alongside each other to create digital, online and analogue content across all media. The gaming industry is growing, and virtual and augmented reality are in their early experimental stages. In a time of huge development and investment in the industry, it is a great time to get involved.
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Dove e quando
Inizio Luogo
Merton Hall Road, London, Inghilterra
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Set Design
Film and Television
3d training
3d animation
Virtual Reality
Model Making


Course detail Content: what students can expect

After an introduction to Production Arts for Screen, students will choose between the 2 specialist disciplines of set design or technical arts.

Students will work on both individual and collaborative projects within their first year and then specialise. In the second and third years students can work individually and collaboratively.

Throughout the course it will be possible to learn a broad range of skills and technical knowledge including:

  • Filming, editing and sound
  • Green screen technology
  • Introduction to digital and physical special effects
  • Introduction to new technologies - Virtual Reality (VR) and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)
  • Lighting
  • Maquettes and model making
  • Moulding and casting
  • Prop making
  • Puppet making
  • Research and visualisation
  • Technical drawing
  • 3D animation
  • Wood and metal work

You will have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops. View the Wimbledon facilities section


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Set Design specialism

Students choosing set design will learn:                                                                                                  

  • Production design - visualising the concept of a film, television or theatre production
  • Art direction - supervising and unifying a designers vision
  • Character analysis and costume design
  • Digital 2D and 3D drawing - Computer Aided Design (CAD), Sketchup
  • Photoshop
  • Life drawing
Technical Arts specialism

Students choosing technical arts will learn:                                            

  • Automata and mechanical prop making
  • Clay modelling from life
  • Digital drawing and sculpting
  • Figurative sculpting
  • Introduction to prosthetics
  • Materials research and experimentation
  • Prop making and fabrication
StructureYear 1
  • Unit 1: Introduction to study in theatre and screen
  • Unit 2: Designing and making - the principles of practice
  • Unit 3: Designing and making - extending the skill set 
  • Unit 4: Looking at ideas - debates in the discipline
  • Unit 5: Who are you? Establishing a specialism
Year 2
  • Unit 6: Collaboration and its’ connections
  • Unit 7: Practice as a laboratory
  • Unit 8: You think what? How to research and review work
  • Unit 9: Where in the world? My specialism in context 
  • Unit 10: Where in the world? Extending skills
Year 3
  • Unit 11: Finding your voice - portfolio design, crafting research skills and career planning 
  • Unit 12: Show your work - 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 may also have the opportunity to visit London television and film studios, scenic workshops, prop houses, makers and suppliers. 

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.

Course datesAutumn Term:

Monday 24 September - Friday 7 December 2018

Spring Term:

Monday 7 January - Friday 15 March 2019

Summer Term:

Monday 15 April - Friday 21 June 2019

Learning and teaching methods

  • Artist and professional practice talks and workshops
  • Briefings, discussions, lectures and seminars
  • Cross course group crits
  • Field trips and off-site visits
  • Group and individual presentations and tutorials
  • Independent learning
  • Lectures and artist talks
  • Online learning
  • Peer learning and review
  • Portfolio review
  • Project planning
  • Research training
  • Student presentations
  • Studio and workshop based self directed study and research
  • Study skills
  • Technical workshops and inductions
  • Workshops on writing styles, research methodology and critical debate

Assessment methods

  • Blogs
  • Critical professional practice presentations
  • Exhibition of work
  • Off-site project
  • Peer evaluation
  • Portfolio
  • Presentations
  • Research journal
  • Self evaluation
  • Studio exhibition presentation
  • Technical skills
  • Written work - assignments, essays, reports, scripts and statements



  • 3D Workshops

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  • Kristy Noble.

    Audio Visual Department

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  • Kristy Noble.

    Digital Media Centre

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  • Kerry Bradley - Course Leader
  • Paul Cripps - Lecturer

  • Anna Deamer - Lecturer
  • Grant Hicks - Lecturer

Visiting Staff

  • Keith Frederick - Puppet maker, costumier and puppet restorer. Recent work includes Midsummers Night Dream at the Globe Theatre. Has worked extensively at the Little Angel puppet theatre
  • Dan Martin - Special effects, effects make-up artist and co-ordinator. Work includes Batman Begins, High Rise, The Human Centipede, The Wolfman
  • David McHenry - Draughtsman. Worked on Game of Thrones, Rush and Dredd.
  • Catrin Meredydd - Production Designer. Worked on Best Possible Taste, Broadchurch, IBoy, Jekyll & Hyde, Our Loved Boy, Poldark, The Fades
  • Christina Moore - Production Designer and Art Director. Worked on Game of Thrones, Just Henry, Lena,  Sense & Sensibility, Surviving Picasso 
  • Aya Nakamura - Puppet maker and performer. Worked on Newzoids puppet animation for ITV. Recent puppet stage productions include Duvet Day, Hansel & Gretel, Tarrare the Freak
  • David Neat - Model maker and author of the book 'Model-making, Materials and Methods'.
  • Tom Roberts - Propmaker. Worked on Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Inbetweeners, Macbeth, Peaky Blinders, Sherlock Holmes, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Tulip Fever
  • Matt Scott - Director, Scott Fleary scenery builders. Built X-Factor, The Voice and Sky Sports news
  • Roman Stefanski - Actor and Director of puppet productions for theatre, film and television. Has worked extensively at the Polka theatre, Wimbledon. Films include Leap Year and Under the Same Sun
  • Andy Symanowski - Animator and director, Aardman Animation. Worked on Shaun the Sheep and the Wallace and Gromit films.
  • Livia Turco - Senior Character Modelling Sculptor at Merlin Entertainment / Madame Tussauds
  • Robert Tygner - Actor, Director and puppeteer. Worked on Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Jim Henson’s Jack and the Beanstalk, Muppets Most Wanted, Victor Frankenstein, Where the Wild Things Are
  • Fleur Whitlock - Art Director and Production Designer. Worked on Episodes, Oliver Twist, Rev, The Libertine, Wuthering Heights
  • Tom Wilkinson - Sculptor, prop and automaton maker. He is a co-founder of the public art group Arts Republic. His work was on display at the Winter Lights Festival in Canary Wharf in 2015-16
  • Darryl Worbey - Puppetry and SFX Designer. 30 years’ experience in film, television and theatre. Credits include Star Wars - Rogue One, Yonderland for Sky TV, Muppets Most Wanted, Disney, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Basil Brush Show.