Master of Production Design for Screen

    • CRICOS Code: 081322M

    Course overview

    • 2 years full time
    • On Campus (Southbank)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Start Year Intake - March


    Develop your design skills and gain the practical experience to pursue a career in the Film and Television industry, as part of the Art Department.

    The Master of Production Design for Screen offers you the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to successfully take on the role of Production Designer or Art Director as well as other roles within the Art Department for film, television and screen-based media. The Production Designer plays a pivotal role in filmmaking and is the head of the Art Department, designing and overseeing the creation of the visual world within which the story of the film takes place.

    The delivery of the program will encompass formal classes, workshops, studio-based learning as well as placements on actual films (and other screen-based productions) professionally produced in the industry and those made within VCA.

    Structured with a first year of intensive training and skills development followed by a second year of primarily practice-based learning, the program is delivered through formal classes, workshops and studio exercises as well as design roles on VCA films. As collaboration is at the heart of filmmaking, your creative ideas will develop through artistic collaborations with directors, designers and other film makers at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

    The course also helps you to develop links with the profession through a range of guest lecturers from the industry as well as the option to participate in industry placements.

    Who is this course for?

    The Master of Production Design for Screen provides a substantial professional development opportunity for designers, production designers, set designers and art directors to further develop their creative, conceptual and technical abilities in the field of design for film, television and associated screen-based media, including television commercials, music videos, and documentaries.