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.

Tips: make-up without an artist

First impressions count just as much as production budgets. Make-up artist John Woodbridge gives tips to presenters who don’t have access to a make-up artist on location.

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.

Art director Verity Scott: a typical day

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

Prop buyer Verity Scott: getting started

How to get started in the world of prop buying - we hear more advice and tips from Verity Scott.

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Caddy: Olympic animation

The thinking behind BBC Sport's animated Olympic trail - Sarah Caddy explains why animation was chosen to bring the Olympics to life

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.