BA (Hons) TV & Film: Prop Making

The BA (Hons) TV and Film: Prop Making at Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw Campus is a full-time, three-year course, awarded by the University of South Wales.

Prop Making is an integral part of TV, Film, Exhibitions and Performance. The BA (Hons) TV and Film: Prop Making course at Coleg y Cymoedd offers the opportunity to learn and develop skills within the area of production and performance. Situated within close proximity to Wolf Studios, BBC Roath Lock and Dragon Studios, you will be ideally placed to develop a rewarding and challenging career in a well-equipped workshops and professional environment.

Building on the success of its predecessors, (HND Creative Production Arts and BA Hons Top-up) the course has been able to forge strong links within the Film and TV sector, locally here in Wales and throughout the UK. Partnerships with key stakeholders such as ‘Screen Alliance Wales’, continue to provide students with work placement opportunities and entry points to an exciting and rewarding industry.

During the course you will build and develop a wide range of practical and technical understanding, working with materials and processes employed within the industry, such as sculpting, moulding/casting and metal fabrication. Practical skills will be supported by high levels of contextual and historical understanding, underpinned by research, theory and analysis.

What Will I Learn?

· Series of taught, self-generated and live projects
· Collaborative working with other Media based Foundation Degrees and industry
· Critical studies programme and an individual project

· An understanding of Film, Television and Contemporary Production
· Use of scale, CAD and 3D printing
· Construction in wood, metal and plastic
· Working with a wide range of moulding and casting materials
· Puppet construction and performance
· Mask Making and Prop Costumes

· Sculpting from life
. Model Making

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff - 80 - 104 points
A level - CDD – BCC
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) - MMP - DMM
Access to HE Diploma
GCSE/National 4/National 5

All applicants will need to submit a portfolio of work at interview that evidences:

• Good level of observational and drawing skills • The ability to work with a range of resistant and non-resistant materials • The capacity to convey ideas and concepts visually, verbal and through examples of written work • Display high levels of enthusiasm and motivation towards the subject area


You will be assessed through completion of assignment based coursework and practical work.

Career Progression

This degree course has developed a reputation of expertise within the industry. The subject specialist lecturers have already amassed years of industry experience which has been essential to deliver the skills required by industry to help secure employment. At the end of this three year course students are in a position to gain entry into the film and TV industry at trainee level. This is reinforced by the testimonials below from just some of our graduates.

“The course prepares you with practical skills, product knowledge, understanding of different periods, networking, and work experience opportunities. The three-year period allowed time to properly learn and improve upon skills and knowledge. The flexibility of the course allowed placements and work experience days to take place throughout the three years which meant that upon graduating I was already an employed member of a team within the hair and makeup department. Since graduating I have worked on, Their Finest, Show Dogs, Keeping Faith, Doctor Who S11 + S12, The Tuckers, Jamie Johnson, The Crown, The One, His Dark Materials, War of The Worlds 2, Extinction”.
Hannah Lewis-Jones

Further Notes

Course Code: D385 (Three-Year BA)

Course Code:?D387 (Top Up)?
Institution code: W01?
Campus name: Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw)?
Campus code: M?

Equipment and Studio Fee

This practical course will require the purchase of an individual tool kit (£200-300 approximately) to support practical modules. A kit list will be provided to successful applicants, prior to the commencement of the course.

There is an additional studio fee of £150 per year

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Course Details
Mode:Full Time
Start Date:04/09/2023
Course Code:9AF613NB
HE Tuition Fee Year 1: £9000
Studio Fee: £150

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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