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Prop Making & Scenic Art Intensive

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

Explore prop making and scenic art

Learn the practical skills required for scenic art, set finishing and prop-making for film and television productions in this five-day hands-on course in the AFTRS state-of-the-art staging workshop and studio.

Scenic art techniques

Learn basic scenic art techniques used in finishing a film set including paint effects and texturing e.g. recreating actual surfaces like wood, marble, sandstone etc.

Prop making skills

Learn prop making skills including colouring, ageing and prop breakdown; and the basics of silicon mould making and casting, and making “stunt double” props.

Insights to the industry

Learn about the relationship between the production designers, prop makers and the scenic art departments

Is the Prop Making & Scenic Art Intensive right for you?

No experience is necessary to do this course, just an interest in film & TV design and a passion for getting your creative juices flowing and your hands dirty! The skills taught in this course are vital for anyone wanting to pursue a film or TV art department career, and will also be useful for anyone working in theatre productions, events and other artistic practice.

You will create a set/scenic piece and prop/s based on a specific design and take away photos of your work, shot in studio on the final day of this course.

Meet Your Tutors

Annie Wright

Annie Wright has a Bachelor of Industrial Design and has worked in Film, TV and Theatre for nearly 30 years.…

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What you will need

This is a very practical, hands on course. Enclosed shoes essential and make sure you wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty!

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

Prop Making & Scenic Art Intensive Offerings


01 Feb 2021 to 05 Feb 2021

Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5pm

Industry Price:

This price is available to all Australian screen and broadcast practitioners.

Course Price:

This is the standard course price.

Building 130, The Entertainment QuarterMoore Park NSW 2021

For more information please email info@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 065 281 or to register for future offerings click here


For more information email info@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 065 281 or for for future offerings register your interest

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** 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 you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee 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.

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