Set Design (Swansea College of Art)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)
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Course summary

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Our BA Set Design degree course at UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art is for people who are fascinated by the processes of visualising, creating and building film sets; it is for people who want to design and make those environments. The programme concerns itself with turning narrative and screenplay into film sets, through carefully planned practical modules and expert tuition.

Course details


Level 4 Ways of Thinking, Digital Tools & Workflow, Construction Drawing Working with Materials, Ways of Perceiving, Visual Studies for Set design Interpreting a Screenplay, Modeling a Set Level 5 Matte Painting & Prop Making, Entrepreneurship, Creative Research, Location Scouting, Location Set Design, Designing for Fabrication, Studio Set Design, Research Practices Level 6 Dissertation, Graduate Project Pitch, Professional Practice, Critical Review, Graduate Project

Assessment method

Assessment is carried out through coursework, both written and practical. There are no exams on this course. A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course which include: Informal Tutorials. Held on a regular basis across all levels, wherein each student discusses their work with a member of staff during studio sessions. Formal Tutorials. These are held twice a term at the student’s desk with two members of staff. The work is discussed and we look at practical development, conceptual growth and future intentions. Group critiques. Held on a regular basis with the module lecturer. They’re about sharing ideas with peers with valuable input from staff. Formal presentations. These normally take place at the end of a module, exhibition or educational visit, in order to measure performance against assessment criteria. Exhibiting work. Again the nature of this varies within the context of the projects, the work to be assessed and the stage of the programme - it can range in formality from a public venue to the individual student’s desk space.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code64D8
Institution code T80
Campus nameAlexandra Road, Swansea
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to art and/or design and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your portfolio of work. Our standard offer for a degree course is 120 UCAS tariff points.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Set Design (Swansea College of Art) at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS