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Production Design (Screen and Stage) with Foundation Year

Buckinghamshire New University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
High Wycombe

Program description

Production Design (Screen and Stage) with Foundation Year

Ready to let your imagination run wild? At Bucks, we’re here to help you embrace your creative side and develop the skills you need to bring productions and performances alive.

We’ve linked up with industry specialists Creative Media Skills (CMS), based at the iconic Pinewood Studios . This means you’ll have the chance to apply your skills at one of the world’s leading centres for film and TV production.

From day one, you’ll start to build up an impressive portfolio, work on a range of live industry briefs and take part in challenging projects with other students.

  • Learn from industry experts in top CMS teaching facilities, based at Pinewood Studios
  • Work on briefs with students from our other Bucks design courses to develop your skills
  • Benefit from practising with industry-standard kit – we’ve been awarded £1.6m to fund new equipment for a range of courses
  • Build an impressive portfolio of work that dazzles employers in theatre, film and TV production
  • Study theory modules to understand the context behind your practical work

The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

Admission requirements

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate Program, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year Program including a Foundation Year.

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Program content

Foundation Year Modules

  • Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Introduction to Product and Production Design: Design Principles

Year 1 Modules

  • Materials & Processes
  • Design Communication and Visualisation
  • Design from Script
  • Contextual Studies 1

Year 2 Modules

  • The Visual and Spatial Narrative
  • Collaborative Design and Practice
  • Professional Studies for Production Design
  • Contextual Studies 2

Year 3 Modules

  • Professional Practice
  • Final Major Project
  • Contextual Report on Production Design

Tuition fees

Academic Year 2020-2021 Full-time Fees

  • Home and EU: £9,250 per year
  • International: £12,500 per year

Career opportunities

What are my career prospects

We know finding a great role after Bucks is important to you. That’s why we’ll make sure you know how to sell yourself.

You could use your expertise to work as a:

  • Production designer for film, theatre, or live performances
  • Design assistant or designer
  • Art director or assistant
  • Model maker
  • Buyer or production specifier
  • Studio manager or production design coordinator
  • Film/theatre/performance stylist
  • Film illustrator
  • PR/marketing

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About this institute

Buckinghamshire New University

“Shortlisted in the International category of WhatUni Students’ Choice Awards 2019’’ With a rich 125-year history, Buckinghamshire New University offers high quality, employment-focused degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas, from pilot training to business, and nursing and...

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Contact info

Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road
HP11 2JZ High Wycombe Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom

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