Course studied: BA (Hons) Design for Film and Television
As part of the course we had the opportunity to meet Sarah Greenwood, a leading production designer who has worked on Sherlock Holmes, Atonement and Pride and Prejudice.
More about Ed
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“The course has such amazing employment statistics and provides excellent work experience opportunities. I loved the examples of work from current students and knew this was the course for me!”
What have you enjoyed most about the course so far?
“I love the variety of projects the course offers. I enjoy making each design brief your own whether it’s light entertainment, period drama or a children’s television show. I particularly enjoy draughting up technical drawings.”
Has the course included any guest speakers?
“Yes it has and this one of the coolest things about studying DFTV. As part of the course we had the opportunity to meet Sarah Greenwood, a leading production designer who has worked on Sherlock Holmes, Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. I was already a big fan of her work before joining the course so this was such an exciting opportunity for me and everyone else on the course.”
How do you find the course staff?
“We all love our tutors. They are so dedicated to making the course fit our needs and are so supportive throughout the three years. All the tutors are industry professionals and have such diverse experience meaning that every area is covered to make us industry ready. The technicians also try their very best to help us with anything extra we may require for our projects.”
What do you think about the facilities available to you?
“The studios are fully equipped with enough drawing boards for everyone and access to mini-cameras. The studios are also surrounded by models, visuals and technical drawings. We all love being in the Waverley Building as there is access to a wide range of PCs or Macs. On campus we have the opportunity to use the lighting studio, laser cutting or 3D printing. I’ve never felt unequipped for any of my projects thanks to the facilities we have at NTU.”
What do you enjoy most about studying and living in Nottingham?
“Nottingham is full of culture that we can go out to explore. As a course we are constantly going out into town together for various events such as ice skating at the Christmas Market. Nottingham is in the middle of the UK allowing you to go all over the country to seek work experience opportunities avoiding huge travel costs.”
Have you joined any societies?
“I’ve been the promotion secretary and stage manager for the drama society which was a lot of fun! I’ve also joined the film society, badminton and archery. I would recommend joining societies because for most people university is the only time you’ll get the opportunity to try out a bit of everything all in one place. Plus it is great meeting people with the same interests.”
Have you completed any work experience?
“The most exciting thing about this course is the work experience opportunities. Everyone gets an opportunity to get involved in high profile work experience.
"I've recently worked on Sky Atlantic's comedy drama, Bliss where I was responsible for set dressing and undertook plenty of hands-on standby work on set. Whilst at Sky Atlantic, I was also employed as an art department trainee for series four of Inside No.9. This was fantastic and I really enjoyed working in a fast paced art department alongside some of my course friends.
"I have also secured work placements on Hollyoaks and Final Score. I learned a lot about working to realistic deadlines and the relationship between the art department and other departments, which is something you can't learn whilst at university. Undertaking work experience has already given me my first credit in a well budgeted film which will hopefully give me a promising start to my freelance career."