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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Set Design & Production degree is a practical, hands-on programme designed to build an extensive underpinning of production skills; from the concept and research phase, through modelling and visualisation, right through to full scale realisations for stage, screen and events. This re-imagining of how a course connects to its industry, is a result of the union between our set design degree and our theatre production degree. This union brings together the best parts of both courses and provides us with a unique offering that focuses on TV, Film, Theatre and events. It will provide our students with multiple pathways into the industries and will be based on our Carmarthen campus. The course enables our students to explore, design and create exciting new work alongside industry professionals. You will get the chance to collaborate with and gain experience from, experienced practitioners who work on stage, screen and events. This direct contact helps you to form connections within the industry whilst you study. The underlying principle of the Set Design and Production degree is to develop students with a well-rounded and solid knowledge base; students skilled in more than one area and ready to engage in the wider entertainment sector. Throughout the degree, there is flexibility to allow you to specialise and explore your own pathway. The degree offers a variety of work placement opportunities, study abroad and stimulating projects to make certain that you get the right experiences, to support your move into an industry career. Why choose this course? • Practical, hands-on teaching in workshop/studio environments. • Practical assessments with no traditional exams • Learn from and collaborate with experienced industry professionals who currently work on stage, TV, film and events, forging connections along the way. • By the third year, you can specialise in the area of your choice. • Study abroad available in the United States.


Year One - Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Personal Project (20 credits; optional*) • Principles of Design (20 credits; compulsory) • Production Technologies (20 credits; optional***) • Props and Production Roles (20 credits; compulsory) • Scenic Art and Costume (20 credits; optional***) • Scenic Construction and Drawing (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two - Level 5 (Dip HE & BA) Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) Design Process (20 credits; compulsory) Design Realisation (20 credits; compulsory) International Study Abroad (20 credits; optional**) Personal Project (20 credits; optional*) Production for Screen (20 credits; compulsory) Production Project (20 credits; compulsory) Work Placement (20 credits; optional**). Level 6 (BA) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Individual Project (20 credits; optional*) • International Independent Study Abroad (60 credits; optional**) • Major Project (30 credits; compulsory) • Personal Project (30 credits; optional*) • Professional Practice (20 credits; compulsory) • Site-Specific Theatre (30 credits; compulsory) • Work Placement (30 credits; optional**). *This optional module is designed to offer students a retrieval position where the collaborative tasks specified in a particular module make it impossible for those learning outcomes to be met, such as where there are extenuating circumstances or a failure. **This is an optional work placement/international study module. Where this option is selected through consultation with student and module tutor, up to two compulsory modules can be replaced. ***Students choose between Production Technologies OR Scenic Art & Costume at Level 4 in Semester 2.

Assessment method

Projects/Performances/Events Students regularly have opportunities to take part in performances and events, this assists their professional growth and application of skills and knowledge. Regular tutorials We hold formal and informal tutorials throughout the degree. Each student can discuss their work with the module tutor or Programme Directors during tutorials. We look at practical development, conceptual growth and future ambitions. Presentations Presentations normally take place at the end of a module, exhibition or performance, in order to measure a student’s performance against established assessment criteria. Process workbooks At levels four and five, students will document their process and practical output in a workbook that demonstrates their learning and individual pathway preferences. At level 6, students write about their work in written tasks. During this course, students may be required to explore texts containing themes and issues that may be perceived as intellectually, socially and emotionally challenging.

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  • Year 1

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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 £13500 Year 1

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Set Design and Production at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS