Training Opportunity

Prop Making

This five-day in-person course will introduce you to a wide range of techniques and materials used by a prop department for theatre, film or TV.

Prop makers use a variety of materials, techniques and tools and work can range from making intricate period items to Iron Thrones, Harry Potter's Wand, a Stormtrooper Helmet, to Dr Who’s nemesis the Daleks. Areas of skills can range from mold-making, sculpture, life-casting, prosthetics, puppetry, armour, woodwork, upholstery to restoration.

By the end of the week, you will have created a number of your own props that you will be able to take away with you.

Who is the course for?

Anyone aged 16 and over with an interest in prop making or exploring their creative side.

What can I expect?

The course will cover a wide range of creative techniques, which may include

Sculpture using clay, polystyrene, foams.

Mold-making and casting techniques using plaster, alginate, silicones

Finishing and effects

We continue to aim towards sustainable practices within our department, endeavouring to not limit creativity but explore a balance.

Participation Bursaries are available for this course (Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 12 June 2023.)

Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged

Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 9 July 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity

Who is the course for?

Anyone aged 16 and over, with an interest in prop making.