BFI Academy Art Department Camp

    Aged 16-19?

Are you interested in art direction, production design, props and set building?   

Then the BFI Film Academy Art Department Camp could be perfect for you!


Applications are now OPEN for the BRAND NEW BFI Art Department Camp 2022!  

Previous applicants for our industry camps have gone on to gain work experience with internationally renowned production companies such as Warner Brothers and Aardman Animations and also study at the Arts University Bournemouth, California Institute of the Arts, and the University of the West of England!

We will focus on practical skills, industry culture, and career progression within the art department for Feature Films and HETV (High-End Television, e.g. Bridgerton, Sex Education, Killing Eve and Poldark). 

If you are interested in exploring future careers in the art department (that’s roles in production design, art direction, set decoration, storyboarding and props) this is the perfect course for you! 

Delivered with the experienced designer and art director, Sarah Hauldren (Gosford Park, Elizabeth, The Spanish Princess and The Pirates) and in partnership with Bottleyard Studios and the TV and Film Set Design course at the University of South Wales, this course offers 25 places for young people to develop their portfolio and work together to create designs for a brief based on a real TV script

This course is open to 16-19s from across the UK.  We are looking for anyone, regardless of their background, with a passion to develop their skills in the art department 

The course will take place over a week during February half term 2022, from 19th to 25th February, 2022.   

This is an ‘in person’ residential course, so we’ll be spending the week at Barton Camp, a fantastic purpose-built residential centre for young people located in the Somerset countryside.  We will ensure that all current COVID guidelines are followed by participants and contributors.

The course costs £210 (including all food and accommodation for the week) and students will need to pay for their own travel to Bristol.  However, we do have a generous bursary scheme and many students get their fees and travel paid for.  Check here for more details.

Interested in learning more about the BFI Art Department Camp 2022? 

You’ll find information about what you’ll get up to on the course, bursaries, and lots more on our FAQ page


This course is part of BFI Film Academy, a national talent programme supported by the Department for Education and the National Lottery.

There are four other week-long residential courses and one two-week residential. Find out more on the BFI website.

VFX and Computer Animation – Film and Video Workshop – London (1 week)

Documentary Production – CTVC – London (1 week)

Stop Frame Animation – Calling the Shots (1 week)

Craft Skills – National Film and Television School – Beaconsfield (2 weeks)