From Gandalf’s staff, to Harry Potter’s Monster Book of Monsters, not just props, but 3D characters in their own right – on completion of our BA (Hons) Human Scale Prop Making programme, our students will graduate with the practical skills and contextual awareness to create exciting and characterful 3D props for Film, Television, Theatre or Exhibition.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirement for the degree are 80 UCAS points, with a minimum of grade C/4 in both GCSE Maths & English. This equates to MMP at BTec National Diploma level, grades CCD at ‘A’ Level, and on the Diploma Foundation Studies (Art, Design & Media) this is equal to a Merit.

However, in line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the Institute will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed and will carry out a bespoke assignment in order to assess their academic potential and relevant experience.

Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) (see section 8.3 – Accreditation of prior learning (experiential and certificated) – of the Higher Education Quality Handbook). Students who have successfully completed another relevant programme of study at least at the equivalent level may be eligible to apply for APcL. Claim forms must be supported by the official transcript or certificate of the awarding body of the original qualification and any guidance explaining the allocation of credit and grading scheme used to enable module comparison. Students may also be eligible to apply for life or work experience or other uncertificated learning in which the acquisition of skills or knowledge at the equivalent level to the higher education programme has been gained. These APeL claim forms must be supported by a portfolio of evidence including supporting letters or statements from third parties (i.e. employers) to validate any claims made within the portfolio by the applicant. Further, a letter or statement of support from the programme leader identifying any interviews or discussions that have taken place with particular attention being paid to ensure that should the accreditation be granted, the applicant or enrolled student would be able to cope with the demands of the programme.

The Institute recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact the HE Admissions for further guidance on +44 (0) 800 328 3631.

Learning & Teaching Methods

Level 4 learning covers most of this basic practical introduction, where skills will be acquired through practice, application and exploration. Students will explore and understand the core fundamentals of shape, scale, volume, texture, surface and colour.

Level 5 learning expands upon level 4. Students continue to apply and develop their skills applying problem solving and awareness of industry constraints and requirements in their way of thinking so that these real-life situations become part of the way students look at their approach to making.

At level 6 students will extend their critical analysis, evaluation and reflection to realise a professional portfolio and identity. Level 6 encourages students to take ownership of their project work further becoming increasingly Independent utilising self-initiative by implementing self-led research and project work.

Students are required to purchase a specific kit containing materials and tools vital for prop making which will see you through your degree and on in to industry. The kit is priced at £400 and successful applicants will be instructed on how to order. Workshops, general materials and tools are provided by the course.

Programme Benefits

The programme is proposing student participation in ‘The New Blades Exhibition’ held annually in Holborn London. This is a Graduate Exhibition, where prop makers, model makers and all students from Creative Industry Practical Courses exhibit and compete for recognition. The ultimate strategy is to raise the course profile as well as promote individual graduates. This will be based on sufficient student numbers to make this financially viable.

Telephone: 0800 328 3631 Email: [email protected]