Production Design (D0N0505B)

Specialization of study programme Scenography

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Production design is a specific creative field in which the knowledge of a scenographer regarding the script and dramatic space and it is combined with the profession of architect and designer. This profession is alweays a part of team of the film crew. This specialisation of Scenography is open to graduates of at least a Bachelor's degree in scenography, architecture or interior design.

Study Objectives

Profile of graduate

A graduate is able to:

Rules and requirements for creating study plans

The basic framework for the conception of study programmes at AMU is created by the AMU Rules of Quality Assurance System, specifying the basic principles of accreditation processes. The current practice is further formally anchored by the AMU Accreditation Rules. These set the parameters common to all study programmes taught at AMU and also transfer part of the responsibility for subject specifications (theatre, music, dance, film/television) to the faculties.

The theoretical and historical background of the field is a compulsory part of all study programmes; these are compulsory core courses co-determining the profile of the graduate and forming part of the state final examination.

General information about admission process

Graduation from a bachelor's degree in scenography, architecture or a related discipline, presentation of the applicant's original own works, successful passing of the practical talent test and the entrance interview.

Applicability to other types of academic programmes

Doctoral studies at DAMU, FAMU, FF UK, FA ČVUT etc.

Parts of the state final examination and their contents

a/ A theoretical part of the tessis is divided into the two parts. On the minimum 40 pages, student is describing the specific film genre which is close to his/her practical part of the thesis. Second part of the written tessis is dedicated to the description of the practical part of the tessis. This part includes breakdown of the entered script / text. This description of the practical part of the tessis could be done on a minimum 20 pages.

b/ A presentation and defence of the artistic concept of the chosen text. Presentation includes moodboards, selection of key references pictures and between 20 to 40 color renderings of the key sets of the project.

As a part of this defence student is also presenting basic layouts ( scale 1:50) and other technical drawings showing the way how the visual concept could be technicly created.

c/ An oral defence of the thesis, which includes a theoretical reflection on the diploma project.

d/ A theory examination includes an examination of the subjects History of Scenography 1. - 4.

Other academic duties

Internal practice takes place in DISK theatre and FAMU studio. We have an agreement for external practice within the specialization Theatre Scenography and we are preparing a contract with the National Theatre. In the case of the specialization Pruduction Design, these are individual arrangements when working on a specific film, usually with the student's supervising teacher.

Characterisation of professional practice

Internal practice takes place in DISK theatre and FAMU studio. We have an agreement for external practice within the specialization Theatre Scenography and we are preparing a contract with the National Theatre. In the case of the specialization Pruduction Design, these are individual arrangements when working on a specific film, usually with the student's supervising teacher.

Anticipated job placement for graduates (typical employment)

Theatre Scenography

Scenic and costume designer for all types of theatres, including non-traditional spaces and site specific, conceptual artist in the field of spatial design with a wide range of applications, set manager, author of exhibitions and museum installations, architect consultant in designing specifically demanding interior environments, in the reconstruction of theatre buildings, operational architect, stage manager.

Production Design

A graduate of this specialization is able to work on a cinematographic piece in a variety of positions in the art department of a film crew. The graduate can thus hold positions ranging from set designer to illustrator, set supervisor to the main production designer of the film. Graduate can also participate on the video commercials, music videos and at computer game industry.

Accreditation validity

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