BA (Hons) TV and Film Set Design

One of only two specialist TV and Film Set Design courses in the UK, this hands-on course will prepare you for work in a professional art department in the film and television industry. You will understand how drama and entertainment are developed from script to screen. For a versatile portfolio, you’ll learn how to design for single and multi-camera productions over different genres, including period drama, science fiction, situation comedy, and light entertainment.

Studying TV and Film Set Design in Cardiff, you’ll benefit from being near major BBC production facilities and other independent producers, and from opportunities to work on real projects with industry. Previous partnerships have included work experience on BBC dramas, including Doctor Who, Atlantis, Casualty and Wizards vs Aliens. USW’s TV and Film Set Design degree has a strong reputation in industry and graduate success covers wide-ranging productions, feature films, light entertainment, commercials, music videos and TV dramas, including Star Wars, Anna Karenina, Doctor Who, Da Vinci’s Demons, The Mimic, Cowboys and Aliens, Celebrity Juice, The Inbetweeners and Benidorm.

What you will study

You will be immersed in a professional creative environment that benefits from strong industry links. You will develop an awareness of drawing, technical drawing and model-making, as well as explore the history of film and design to support your work.

Starting from a script or a brief, you will learn how to design studio plans to scale, make set models and produce construction drawings and storyboards.

Year One

  • TV & Film Set Projects
  • Surveying & Recording Spaces
  • Scenic Construction Principles & Practice
  • Methods of Analysis
  • Visual Studies TV & Film Design

Year Two

  • TV & Film...
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Anna Solic, TV and Film Set Design Course Leader
Emma Marshman, Academic Subject Manager
Jo Durnall, Senior Lecturer
Steve Higgins, Senior Lecturer
Dr Marta Minier, Senior Lecturer
Dr Nigel Long, Senior Lecturer
Dr Geraint DArcy, Lecturer
George Auchterlonie, Lecturer
Dave Marson, Lecturer

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This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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