Production Design Intensive

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Are you interested in Production Design and want to learn how to go about doing it?

AFI winner Michael Philips (Garage Days, The Well, The Night We Called It A Day) leads this five day course focussing on everything you need to know to pursue a career in the Art Department, from Runner to Production Designer.

Through classroom lectures and practical exercises in AFTRS' state of the art studios, workshops, set bays, props store, and production support facilities, you'll get hands on training and learn industry standard practices and workflows.

You will learn:

  • Production design background knowledge and theory

  • Communication skills: drafting, perspective drawing, and 3D modelling

  • How to configure, dress, prop & shoot a set in a studio with a Director of Photography

  • How to work with costumes, sets, props, dressing and visual effects

  • How to collaborate with art departments and film crews to realise designs

  • The production design process, from script to filmed scene

The course is liberally illustrated with examples from local and international films.

***DISCLAIMER*** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If a participant wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, including refund policies, please see our policies page.


The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.