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(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)
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This course focuses on a holistic approach to the design, construction and painting of sets for theatre and related industries. It develops skills in design through research, creative workshops, illustration, CAD based systems and model making. There are opportunities to work with Directors, Designers and Lighting Designers in our fully equipped theatre. The course is structured to offer an equal quantity of individual projects and production practice on a wide range of internal productions and external commissions. Work experience underpins the training into the second year of the course and opportunities are available to work across theatre, TV and film.
The course is structured to offer an equal quantity of individual projects and production practice on a wide range of internal productions and external commissions.
All students benefit from access to individual workstations, in-studio IT provision, the resource centre and extensive design workshops. Throughout your studies the cost of materials is fully funded on production practice.
Work experience underpins the training into the second year of the course and opportunities are available to work across theatre, TV and film. Subject based research and analysis underpins the study of both years.
Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which may include 3 weeks' work experience.
There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).
Past graduates have gone on to work as freelance design assistants, art department assistants, prop makers, model makers, set builders and scenic artists, in companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and The London Coliseum. Many have continued their education on the BA (Hons) top-up at Northbrook or progressed to other Higher Education establishments.
Individual offers may vary.
Interview and portfolio
Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:
- BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in theatre production/fine art/interior design
- A Levels - with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
- Foundation Studies Diploma in Art & Design/Media
- An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)
It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.
Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.
Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK
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