COURSE OVERVIEW
UCAS CODE W490 Our BA (Hons) Production Design for Stage & Screen course here at The Northern School of Art is a unique programme that has been designed to support the exciting, fast-growing industry of Production Design for TV, Theatre and Film. It not only allows you to develop your design and realisation skills, which a top production designer would need, but also to develop specialist skills such as prop making, sculpting, concept art and character development. These are all specialist skills, which the production designer would employ as part of their creative team.
COURSE DETAILS
This degree offers you a unique and challenging opportunity to develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge for the design, development and production of sets, props and characters. Based within a framework of creative and professional practice, and with more than twenty years’ experience in developing production designers for the entertainment industries in consultation with employers, we offer a mix of skills that make our graduates stand out from the crowd. Previous work experience opportunities include: Beowulf for ITV Productions The Dumping Ground, BBC Productions Royal Opera House, London Lime House Golem, HanWay Films Live projects with the industry are embedded throughout the three years of study. We work with companies including: Creature Encounters, Birmingham Theatre Royal, Newcastle Rowntree Theatre, York Preston Hall Museum, Stockton Storm City, Pioneer TV, for Sky One

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In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:
• Traditional drawing and visualisation techniques • Concept development • Creative and workshop practice • Practical and technical skills for the development of sets, props and characters • An Introduction to materials, media and equipment • An Introduction to Digital media for 2D and 3D visualisation • Professional Studies exploring the creative industries for production design • Contextual influences on contemporary culture and art history
In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:
• An individual specialist focus for your creative practice in production design • Critical, analytical, communication and problem-solving skills through negotiated learning • Advanced Digital media for 2D and 3D visualisation • Professional practice and links with the creative industries • Employability skills
In your third year (Level Six) you will produce:
• A Final self-directed Minor and Major Project • A Dissertation • Final year exhibition • Professional portfolio for employment • Self-promotional material

STAFF

TONY SHAW

TONY SHAW
Programme Leader Tony’s early career saw him working as a product designer with Pankhurst Design and Development, Fulham London. Co designing a range of Theatre Lanterns for TBA Lighting. Tony moved back to the North East and became the Regional Graphic and Exhibition Designer with ‘Keep Britain Tidy NE’ . Work here included exhibition design, promotional and graphic design. He progressed to develop their ‘Theatre in Education’ productions for the promotion of ‘Tidy Britain’, which toured schools in the North East. This allowed Tony to progress to his primary focus as a Freelance Theatre Designer/Maker. Freelance work includes Theatre Design for countless stage productions including opera such as Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Louisa Miller, Don Giovanni and Foust. He designed and produced the staging for the world premiere of Bernard J Taylors, ‘Nosfaratu The Vampire’ at the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. Working with Leeds Youth Opera, he designed the British premier of the Donizetti opera ‘Gianni Di Calais’ and also worked on the Cleveland Youth Opera’s production of ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’ with Glyndebourne Director Dyved Burne Jones. Tony's freelance Model Making includes interactives for the Theakston’s Brewery Visitors Centre and re production Blade Runner Props for the Ridley Scott exhibition in 2016 at ‘The Word’ South Shields, He has produced photographic and TV models for advertising and action props for BBC TVs ‘Tracy Beaker’ and ‘Byker Grove’.

NORMAN AUSTICK

NORMAN AUSTICK
Lecturer Norman has worked for the past 31 years and continuing as a freelance Production Designer/Interior Designer in Theatre, Television and for a range of private clients. Alongside this, he has worked for The Northern School of Art for the past 26 years developing and working on BA (Hons) Production Design for Stage and Screen. Norman has worked on a wide range of projects, both in the UK and Australia. These have been as diverse as designing the set and costumes for the opera HMS Pinafore, which was performed in and around a swimming pool, to a production of Dad’s Army. Other commissions include numerous interior design projects for elite clients in London.

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CAREER PATHS

This degree is for you if you wish to have a career in:

PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR THEATRE, FILM & TV
EVENT DESIGN
STOP FRAME & DIGITAL ANIMATION STUDIOS
THE GAMES INDUSTRY
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MODEL MAKING
SCULPTING & MOULD MAKING
CONCEPT ARTIST

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