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Course summary

Created in close collaboration with the film and television industry, this course will prepare you for a successful career as a production designer, art director or other art department role. Learn a wide range of art department skills including set design, visualisation and drafting. Key features

  • As a dedicated art and design school, our facilities promote collaboration and innovation. You’ll be working alongside artists, designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, and filmmakers.
  • Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions.
  • All first-year students within the School of Art & Design will work together on a joint project.
  • The School supports your course in developing a flexible approach that enables work experience / placement activity to occur within modules.
  • Industry experts and specialists are a regular feature of the course, either delivering guest lectures and workshops or working more closely with you on live projects. Recent industry experts include: Oscar-nominated production designer Maria Djurkovic (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Billy Elliot, The Imitation Game) and BAFTA award-winning production designer Charles Wood (Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange).
  • Study trips have included the Harry Potter film studios, London and the Luc Besson studios, Paris.
  • Opportunity to exhibit at a high-profile industry venue, such as Pinewood Studios.
  • We're ranked 12th best University for Art and Design in the UK. (The Complete University Guide 2021).
  • NTU is ranked the top 15 universities in the UK for Design and Crafts (14th). (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • NTU is ranked joint 30th in the UK for Art and Design. (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • 100% of BA (Hons) Design for Film and Television students would recommend studying at NTU to others. (National Student Survey 2020).
Assessment Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade. Employability Graduates have gone on to work as production designers, art directors, and in a wide range of art department roles within film and television for companies including: BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Mammoth and Tiger Aspect. Some projects our graduates have been involved with include: Star Wars, the Marvel franchise and The Fast and The Furious. TV productions our graduates have been involved with include: EastEnders, Emmerdale, Killing Eve, Victoria, Bad Education and Gentleman Jack . Your space to create at NTU We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more. Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’ Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at


[Year One]

  • Design for Stage and Screen: Introduction (80 credit points)
  • Contextual Studies: Introducing Research (20 credit points)
  • Skills Passport (20 credit points)
[Year Two]
  • Exploration (Design for Film and Television) (60 credit points)
  • Contextual Studies: Research and Impact (20 credit points)
  • Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-taking (20 credit points)
  • Optional module - You will also choose one 20-credit module from:
Model Making: Object and Narrative Ethical Design Digital Marketing and Communication Experimental Animation Motion Graphics 3DMaterial and Exploration Character Ideation Storyboarding: Visualising the story, enhancing the narrative [Final year]
  • Exposition (Design for Film and Television) (100 credit points)
- Contextual Studies: Research and Professional Practice (20 credit points)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Design for Film and Television at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS