Production Design Week

Production Design Taster Session

London, UK
October 25
12:00 – 14:00 BST
University of Westminster
Harrow campus, Watford road, Northwick park, HA1 3TP London
An opportunity for students of any subject in the University of Westminster to drop in and find out more about the wonderful world of film and tv production design. The session will introduce students to the art department which includes illustrators, concept artists, drafts people, carpenters, set decorators, graphic designers, VFX, scenic painters and more. Production design is fundamental to visual storytelling, and this session will introduce students to what it is and its relevance to understanding and making media.

About the Organizer:

The University of Westminster offers a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 22,000 students from around 160 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas. Our distinguished 184-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly Media, Art, Design and Architecture.

The event is organized by Jane Barnwell, Reader in Moving Image at the University of Westminster. She began her career at the BBC, before working freelance in production. Jane has published articles for journals and periodicals including The Guardian, The Scenographer, International Journal of Production; Costume Design, Journal of British Cinema and Television and The Conversation.

She has authored books including “Production Design for Screen; Visual Story- telling in Film and TV” (2017, Bloomsbury), “Production Design: Architects of the screen”, (2004, Columbia University Press) and “The Fundamentals of Film Making” (2008, AVA publishing). Jane’s latest publication explores the signifi- cance of the design of the home on screen, “Production Design; the Cinematic Home”, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).