Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Design for Theatre & Film - Level 3 (UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma)

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Course Code: FE0338-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Qualification: UAL Extended Diploma in Performance & Production Arts Level 3 Awarding Body: UAL

Course aims

Our theatre design department has a national reputation for courses up to degree level and our facilities offer a unique opportunity for industry-standard training. This practical course covers a broad range of design skills, from set, scenery and props to costume and make-up, including both historical and modern contexts. You will collaborate with performance and film students, working on short films, exhibitions and public shows in our theatre.

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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Entry requirements

To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and maths, and examples of your creative work to show at interview. 

If you do not have the above grades, you can start on one of the MET's Level 2 courses.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Scale model-making
  • Make-up prosthetics
  • Casting and moulding
  • Industry mentors

Why this course at the MET?

  • Fantastic facilities reflecting industry standards
  • Department is highly respected in the industry
  • Expert tutors with professional industry experience 
  • Learn in a creative environment at a dedicated arts campus 
  • Practical course allows you to explore and build your skills

Northbrook MET is highly regarded in the theatre industry as a provider of excellent training.

The MET's Theatre Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and producers involved in the region's exciting theatre scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.       

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.  

Close proximity to Brighton and London - both offering a wealth of theatre experiences.      

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the theatre courses running alongside music and art & design courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

Further study

You can progress to university level, either at the MET or at other universities. Degrees at Northbrook MET include Production Design, Prop  Making & Special Effects, Costume for Performance & Film or Make-up & Hair for Theatre & Media.

Future careers:

  • Set/costume designer
  • Prop maker
  • Make-up/prosthetics artist


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