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The production designer plays a vital role in creating real or imagined worlds on the screen. This course develops individual creativity and teaches technical skills essential for a career in film and television.
“The NFTS remains one of the richest seams of creative talent and ideas under one roof.” Paul Kirby, production designer on Captain Phillips, Bastille Day and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
The NFTS Production Design department is a fully equipped design studio, with students designing for live action shoots, using traditional and digital design techniques. They will collaborate with those in other specialisms to make several films and practical projects – with all production costs met by the School.
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Production Design students come from a wide variety of visual backgrounds, including theatre, architecture, illustration, fine art, digital design, interior design and 3D design.
Your portfolio submission must demonstrate a strong visual imagination, an aptitude for spatial and 3D design, an awareness of architecture and design for the moving image and exhibit a personal visual language. Please refer to our guidance notes here for more information.
Experience of film/TV work is not essential but a willingness to work collaboratively and an ability to motivate and lead a team are essential.
Production Designer - Captain Phillips, Bastille Day, Kingsman: The Secret Service
"The NFTS remains one of the richest seams of creative talent and ideas under one roof"
Production Design Graduate. Art Director credits include: Macbeth, Legend, The Imitation Game
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