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Production Design

Behind the scenes of 'FLESH DREAM' | Directed by Kane Gaundar with production design by Holly Warner | Photo: Robbie Walcott

Explore Production Design: Production Design makes a vital creative contribution to the visual realisation of the screen story world setting. It’s a multifaceted discipline that encompasses conceptual and practical design skills, collaboration and teamwork.

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Why study Production Design at AFTRS

AFTRS offers emerging production designers, art directors, designers and artists the knowledge and skills to negotiate a career as a screen designer.

Develop your creative practice

Through design skills development, collaborative exercises and research, you will develop a strong creative practice and discover your own design process.

Career opportunities

Screen design at AFTRS enables you to work at a professional level on a broad range of screen productions.

Award winning AFTRS alumni include: Melinda Doring, AACTA Awards Best Production Design for The Sapphires (2012) and The Eye of the Storm (2011), AFI Award Best Production Design for Somersault (2004); Annie Beauchamp, Art Directors Guild Award for Art Direction, Moulin Rouge! (2002), and USA Art Directors Guild Nominee Excellence in Production Design Award for Television Movie or Limited Series Black Mirror: Striking Vipers (2019) Alex Holmes, AACTA Award Nominee, best Production Design for The Babadook (2015). Nominee AACTA Award Best Production Design for The Nightingale (2018) Chris Batson, APDG Award Production design award for The Voice (2012); Justine Seymour Winner Best Costumes Action on Film Award, USA (2014) for, Batman Evolution. Emma Bourke, APDG Award Best Emerging Designer for Screen for, Sweet Tooth (2019).

Meet Your Lecturers

Michael Philips

After qualifying as an architect, Michael worked for the Zimbabwean Ministry of Housing before entering the film industry in the…

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Natalie Beak

Natalie Beak is a Production Designer and Art Director who has worked throughout Australia and the UK. Since completing her…

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Virginia Mesiti

Virginia Mesiti is a visual storyteller who is drawn to character driven drama and projects she can build worlds within.…

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