Course Overview:

On this course, you’ll learn about international best practice and production design principles, how to bring to life the vision of the director, how to work with a specific genre or cinematic look and feel, as well as how to achieve optimum visual impact on a budget and to strict time constraints.

Production designers are typically responsible for set design, managing the art department, props, camera angles, and costumes, as well as researching sets and locations.

Who is this course for?:

If you have a visual creative or design background or are interested in developing your creative instincts, then this course will appeal to you.

You’ll leave with a strong production design foundation that will kickstart your career in either film, TV or theatre.

A minimum of a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) from a recognized higher educational establishment is required.


Head of Production Design and Art Direction

Wavinya Ngei entered the world of art in film in 2006 with the advent of Tusker Project Fame in Kenya, run by Endemol South Africa as an Art Department assistant. Since then she has never looked back and has trained in the art department on the job under more experienced designers and by self training. An enthusiasm to learn, a keen eye for detail anda natural ability in fine art has seen her join many interesting projects in Kenya’s film industry, and has enabled her to work in Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and South Africa. She was a volunteer art teacher for girls aged 7-16 years with Binti Pamoja in Kibera Slum Nairobi where she taught painting, drawing, story writing, sculpture while also learning tremendously from the young girls about the natural talent that distinguished African youth. She is driven by a passion to help bring Great African stories to life as they have never been seen before. During her 15 years working in the film industry, she noted that many young people share the same desire to learn and grow their skill sets in film and that there did not exist many platforms to make this happen. The creation of EbonyLife Creative Academy and the chance to pass on what she has learnt over the years is therefore a dream come true, and she looks forward to welcoming students to this amazing new learning centre.