An introductory course in the principles of Production Design. The course content includes: the structure of the Art Department and the duties of each person, fundamentals of design, application of design principles to film and television, preparation and procedures for production design, research, storyboarding, designing for special effects, designing for location, working with a limited budget. The course addresses all the aspects of preparation before the actual drafting of plan, fabrication of models, and the building of sets.

The course will consist of lectures, film/TV viewings, student projects, guest speakers from the industry, and outside readings.

The course of Film Theory 1 is focusing on a film language theory, the semiology of film, the meaning of camerawork, film genre, film crews position and the relation between film form and film criticism.