13.05.19 / Drafting For Film and Television / Troy Studios (5 x Days)

Participant Profile: 
Screen Skills Ireland in partnership with Screen Skillnet and in collaboration with Troy Studios are seeking participants for a Beginner/Intermediate Drafting Course.  This programme is aimed at trainee’s, trainee drafts people and assistant art directors who have a basic knowledge of drafting, but limited practical experience and wish to bring their drafting skills to a more advanced level. This
includes participants who have already completed the Foundation Drafting Course and others who have basic draughting and/or surveying skills.

Course Content: 
All coursework is done in pencil. This course will focus on drawing a studio set. The course will cover the following:
Drafting for Film and Television.

An introduction to the principles of scale and dimensioning.
An introduction to the use of drafting equipment.
The basics of surveying.
Practical exercise in surveying
Setting up a drawing, choosing a scale and drawing up a survey plan.

Short exercise on the principles of drafting geometry
Discussion on line weight, and using texture to indicate set finishes.
Setting up new drawing, choosing a scale and starting plans/elevations of a new set.
Short slideshow using an example of a set to demonstrates how the design process works
from preliminary concepts, choosing a location, creating construction drawings and building
the final set.

DAYS 3 – 5
Students new to drafting continue with another survey exercise.
Intermediate students begin drawing up of a set to either a location build or a simple studio
Carry on with drawing up of set or survey over the 3 days
Overview of drawing presentation, dimensioning, style, texturing, titles and lettering etc.
Introduction to doors and windows and other important details.
Practical experience of measuring a door or window.
Introduction to mouldings & using a moulding chart.
Introduction to use/need for backing flats, painted backing/translights.
Review of drawings, Q&A based on participants’ questions.

Monday, May 13th 2019 (For 5 x days)

Troy Studios, Castletroy, Limerick


Anna Rackard, Production Designer
Anna Rackard is a production designer who has designed numerous feature films and TV dramas
including, Greta,  Love & Friendship, Stella Days and Ondine. She has been awarded two IFTAs,
for Stella Days and Ondine. She has also art directed on films such as Haywire, King Arthur, Ella
Enchanted and The Butcher Boy, She has been a draftsperson on numerous productions, learning
from designers such as Norman Garwood, Tony Pratt, and Brian Ackland Snow. Having completed 3
years of architecture before completing her design degree at Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design,
her architectural skills became a fundamental asset when it came to designing for film. She has been
teaching drafting with Screen Training Ireland and Galway Film Centre since 2004.


Application Procedure:
Please apply online at www.screenskillsireland.ie by 12pm on Friday, 26th April 2019.
For further information, please email fran.keaveney@screenskillsireland.ie.

  • 13th May 2019 - 17th May 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm