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Production Arts for Screen

University of the Arts London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

More 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.

What to expect

  • To gain skills in filming, editing and sound
  • Production design - visualising the concept of a film, television or other screen-based production
  • Art direction - supervising and unifying a designers' vision
  • Introduction to new technologies - Virtual Reality (VR) and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)
  • Character and script analysis
  • Model making
  • Green screen technology
  • Introduction to digital special effects
  • Development of your research skills and personal reference material
  • Technical drawing and Computer Aided Design (CAD) in 2D and 3D
  • To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops. 

More 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,...

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Course Content

A short description of each unit and what you can expect.

Year 1

Unit 1 - Introduction to Production Arts for Screen

This unit is an introduction to your course, the college and the university. 

Unit 2 - Designing and making 1

This unit will introduce you to into a broad range of skills and techniques in production arts. 

  • To be set a large-scale project 
  • Subject specific technical workshops
  • To create a workbook to record technical skills, processes and techniques
  • Seminars, lectures, talks and tutorials
  • Group presentations

Unit 3 - Designing and making 2

You will further your technical and digital skills and begin to place your project work in a professional context.

  • To undertake both project and research work
  • To record your personal interests, critical thinking and knowledge of production arts on your personal reflective blog
  • To continue to record newly learnt techniques and skills in your workbook

Unit 4 - Exploring ideas

The emphasis of this unit will be on making connections between ideas, processes and skills through thinking and decision-making.

  • To experience the whole design and making process involved in a large-scale filming project
  • To expand on your technical, filming and digital skills
  • To develop your collaborative skills by working in a team to produce a short film
  • To research and analyse different media and communicate your responses
  • Seminars on contemporary and historical viewpoints and approaches to production arts
  • To continue to use your workbook and personal reflective blog

Unit 5 - Who are you? Establishing practice

In this unit you will design a set for the camera. The project will be about the history of Britain. You will design a domestic living space from a specific time period.

  • To research and start your own personal library of technical, geographical, sculptural and architectural references
  • To make a rough 3D white card model at 1:50 scale
  • To use the digital drawing program Sketchup to create a 3D model

Year 2

Unit 6 - Practice as laboratory

This unit will develop your analogue and digital skills and techniques further. Projects will enhance your specialist skills for film and television.

  • Projects that cover art direction, model making, research, technical and computer aided drawing
  • To continue to use your workbook and personal reflective blog

Unit 7 - Collaborative and collective practices

This unit aims to introduce you to different ways in which collaborative working can focus and enhance your own creative strengths. This unit has 3 core purposes: 

  • To engage with fellow students with different practices and interests in a collaborative project
  • To engage with external audiences, participants or institutions to consider new contexts for your work
  • To develop your creative attributes to enable you to take on future challenges in a variety of contexts

Unit 8 - Where in the world? 1

This unit is about learning to understand the role of the production designer. It will focus on the research and design development stage of designing for a longer narrative for cinema or television.

  • To use a screenplay to carry out script analysis, script breakdown, character analysis, set dressing and research into period and genre
  • To engage with and respond to broader concepts and themes. These might include, but are not limited to body, gender, genre, agency, authenticity, movement, audience, spatiality
  • Lectures and seminars that introduce you to contemporary theorists and practitioners working in the field of theatre, film and performance
  • To write a 2500 word essay responding to a concept or theme you encounter in the unit
  • To apply for work placements to be undertaken in unit 9
  • To work on your CV and professional portfolio

Unit 9 - Where in the world? 2

In this unit will you continue to develop and complete your large-scale production design project that you started in unit 8.

  • During this unit you can undertake a work placement
  • To continue to use your workbook and personal reflective blog 

Year 3

Unit 10 -  Finding your voice: portfolio design, crafting research skills, career planning

The work generated for your final year project will be self-directed and involve extended pieces of work. The unit has 3 elements:

  • Research portfolio - a visual and reflective project that demonstrates your research voice within your studio work
  • Dissertation - a research project which can be written, filmed or presented
  • Personal profile - development of a personal profile for potential employment

Unit 11 -  Show your work: independent practice

This final unit enables you bring together all the ideas and learning from the course. You will undertake a major production design, art direction or spatial design project. This might be for a film, television drama, entertainment production, event creation, museum exhibition, digital game, VR or other environment creation for screen.

  • To continue a self-directed programme of practice and related research
  • Seminars and talks on working in production arts
  • To present work in the college degree show

Optional Diploma between year 2 and 3

Between year 2 and 3 you can opt to undertake the Diploma in Professional Studies or the Diploma in Creative Computing.

 

A short description of each unit and what you can expect. Year 1 Unit 1 - Introduction to Production Arts for Screen This unit is an introduction to your course, the college and the university.  Unit 2 - Designing and making 1 This unit will introduce you to into a...

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Available Dates

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Wimbledon College of Arts

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • 2 A Levels at grade C or above
  • Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • And 3 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C)

Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work, personal statement and reference.

APEL - Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference
  • A combination of these factors

Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

English language requirements

All classes are taught in English. If English isn't your first language you must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:

  • IELTS level 6.0 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4) 2 A Levels at grade C or above Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma Pass at UAL Extended Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as...

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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

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...

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Additional Information

Course dates

Autumn Term:

Monday 21 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring Term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer Term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021

Course dates

Autumn Term:

Monday 21 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring Term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer Term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
75%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
88% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
83% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
73% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
72% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
83% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
82% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
80% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
78% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
76% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
82% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
78% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
78% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
77% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
74% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
55% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
72% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
73% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
72% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
93% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
80% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
60% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
75% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
80% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
75% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
61% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
58% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate93%

  • Average Graduate Salary£19000

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