BIMM University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: BIMM Limited

Production Design for Screen & Film

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Course summary

Course Summary This course reflects current high demands for professionally ready, technically skilled production design graduates equipped with vital creative, logistical and production skills to enter into the screen, film and television industry. Fundamental to the delivery of this course is the teaching of production design within the broader Screen and Film School environment. This unique symbiotic arrangement will enable students to hone specialist design skills in the classroom and test them out in live film projects. Thus, students will gain understanding of their place within film production and build a network of peers, alongside whom they can progress throughout their education and on, into the workplace. In Year 1, students will be introduced via core modules to fundamental design skills and will gain insight into art department roles and relationships with production and the wider industry. A unique aspect of this course is the introduction of professional film directors as mentors, establishing and developing that key professional relationship between director and production designer. A module introducing costume design, props and make-up will further enhance skills and the ability to support live film projects throughout the three years. This learning will be underpinned by short film productions taught in collaboration with BA Hons Filmmaking and BA Hair and Make Up for Screen and Film degrees, enhancing an understanding of the film and related creative industries, critical analysis and overarching film craft. In Year 2, via specialist optional modules, students will further develop their skills in production design through theoretical and live projects focusing on design for both studio and location. At the heart of this approach, is the combination of traditional design skills, drawing and modelmaking with cutting edge digital production skills, including animation, 3D modelling and digital VFX. The level 5 core modules (taught in collaboration with BA Hons Filmmaking and BA Hons Hair and Make Up for Screen and Film) will support the realisation of these skills with the production of two short form films, one in each semester. As students’ progress from Year 2 to Year 3 they will develop and refine their creative and technical proficiency, research methods and personal professional development. The final year also comprises of an in-depth personal design project and the development and production of a final live film in collaboration with BA Hons Filmmaking, BA Hons Hair and Make-Up for Screen and Film and BA Hons Film Business and Production students. The course will be delivered by experienced film practitioners who combine their academic teaching with relevant and current professional practice.


Level 4 Creative Industries and You- Finding your path Set Design and Art Direction Costume, props and hair and make-up Design for Short Film 1 Practice, Context and culture Digital and VFX Production logistics and locations Design for Short Film 2 Level 5 Creative Industries- and You 2- Collaborative entrepreneurship Short Film 3 Creativity, Identity and Authenticity Short film 4 Optional Modules: Art Direction and set design 1 Costume design 1 Props and model making 1 Production design and Concept 1 Draughting and graphics 1 Digital and VFX - 1 Hair and Make-up 1 Animation 1 Historical and period accuracy 1 Level 6 Final project The Design Pre-Production process Design Production Realisation Creative Industries and you 3- Professional practice Optional Modules: Art Direction and set design 3 Costume design 3 Props and model making 3 Production design and Concept 3 Draughting and graphics 3 Digital and VFX - 3 Hair and Make-up 3 Animation 3 Historical and period accuracy 3

Assessment method

• Reflective Diaries or Portfolios • Presentations • Short Filmed Outcomes • Practical Skills • Collaborative Skills • Dissertation or Research Essay

How to apply

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Screen and Film School Brighton
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants that require a Student Visa to study can be accepted at the following location: Screen and Film School Brighton

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


All applicants who demonstrate the potential to meet the entry requirements through their UCAS application will be invited to submit a show-reel and / or portfolio which will be reviewed by the Admissions Tutor. Details of what to include will be provided by email upon receipt of an application.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6a minimum of 5.5 must be achieved in each band (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum overall score of 170, and no lower than 165 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80the minimum points must met in each band: Listening - 19 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 21
PTE Academic50A minimum score of 50 overall. At least 42 must be achieved in all four skills

We also accept the following qualifications: - ESOL Skills for Life Level B2 (Higher B2 on CEFR Scale) - IGCSE English Language (First Language) at C/4 or above - IGCSE English Language (Second Language) at B/3 or above - International Baccalaureate English Language at 5 or above in English A or B Applicants must have met the minimum requirement and be in receipt of results prior to enrolment.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £15950* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £15950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fee shown is for year 1 of study only. Fees may be subject to increase on an annual basis, and do not cover additional costs such as: - Living costs (rent/bills/travel) - Equipment required for your course such as hard-drive,computer and software/camera equipment and film/books etc
Production Design for Screen & Film at BIMM University - UCAS