NIDA Set Design 101, Grades 11-12

Set Design 101, Grades 11-12

Holiday course

Learn the basics of how to develop design ideas for stage and screen. Using model boxes and simple prop construction techniques, explore set design fundamentals in a practical context.

Course components

  • Develop your ideas and discover how to draw to scale in design workshops.
  • Establish the fundamentals of set design as you are guided by an industry expert.
  • Realise your ideas as you build a set box in a model making exercise.


  • Application of design principles to bring your ideas to life.
  • Creation of a set model box to scale and presentation to audience.
  • Understanding of the unique design requirements of stage and screen.

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 ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms.
  • 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.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Students in courses for Grades 11–12 will not be supervised during breaks and are free to leave the venue at designated break times should they wish.

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