Design for Film and Television

For adults 18+

Level: Core Techniques

Discover ways to shape your imaginative responses to create effective design choices for screen. Develop an appreciation of screen language and styles in the visual storytelling process. Consider the role of the art department and wardrobe in realising design concepts.

Course components

  • Work in a professional television studio at NIDA and learn how to bring your design ideas to life.
  • Undertake an exploration of costume styles and be inspired to create your own costume design within the parameters of the specific medium.
  • Investigate and analyse a script for the purpose of set design concept development.


  • Application of design principles to progress ideas from paper to the screen.
  • Technical awareness of industry terminology, theatrical lights, luminary positioning, flats and costume requirements for the screen.
  • Ability to pitch an idea for a design concept to a director.

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Some experience recommended

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.
$580 $521.99 Limited inc GST
Design for Film and Television

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