Production / Television

Production design

Make up, costume, set design, visual effects – whether you’re an experienced artist or a budding designer, browse our practical advice and case studies here.

Art director Verity Scott: a typical day

The freelance art director and props buyer describes her varied role and the skills her work requires.

Creating a monster

Multi award winning prosthetic artist Neill Gorton explains the process of creating a Silurian for Doctor Who.

Creating special effects for Doctor Who

How are models used in the making of Doctor Who? Miniature effects supervisor Mike Tucker explains.

Getting into design

What are the practicalities of getting into design? Simon Smith and guests discuss the skills needed to get started and take your career in design to the next level.

How to make it in TV design

Interested in making monsters, designing props or doing make up in TV for a living? Watch this for some expert advice.

I made… Sherlock

Ever wondered who designs the sets, props and surroundings for Sherlock? We talk to production designer Arwel Jones to find out more.

Liz Beckett: make-up artist

From The One Show to Glastonbury, make-up artist Liz Beckett tells us how she got to where she is today and how she draws inspiration from those who create true art in their work.

Meg Jones: BBC Design Trainee Scheme

Designing maps and faking foreign currency - BBC design trainee Meg Jones describes a typical day on the 12 month scheme.

Michelle Barrett: stylist and costume designer

Can you dress-make, keep to strict budgets and deal with last minute changes? You might have what it takes to be a stylist and costume designer, as Michelle Barrett reveals in our career quiz.