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Art Department Masterclass

Apricot Films

Art Department Masterclass is an educational programme, designed to encourage a professional dialogue between rising and experienced heroes of the art department. Our masterclass offers the tools to fuel imagination, strengthen the visual sense, and improve professional qualifications.




Without project


Intermediate , Senior


June and October 2022

Application deadline

May and September, 2022


Art Department Masterclass consists of two 5-6 days long training sessions bringing into focus particular field of art department's work.

During each session, globally acknowledged experts will share their experience in seminars, case studies, and Q&A sessions, aiming to uncover the session's theme from all possible angles. We invite 20 participants - production designers and other art department crew

members to each of the training sessions, and 10 directors and/or scriptwriters to the 2nd training session; 50 participants in total.


1. World Building (June 2022, Vilnius)

2. Digital Postproduction: A Playground for Building and Rebuilding the Worlds (October 2022, Turin)

The experts of World Building training session came from USA, Spain, UK, and Germany:

- Production Designer K.K. BARRETT (Being John Malkovich, Her, Marie Antoinette)

- Costume Designer PACO DELGADO (Les Miserables, The Danish Girl, The Skin I Live In)

- Set Decorator CLAIRE NIA RICHARDS (The Theory of Everything, The Batman, Now You See Me 2)

- Art Director ADORJAN PORTIK (Dune, Foundation)

- Talent Agent HANNAH PHILLIPS (Lux Artists)

- Production Designer RUTA KISKYTE (Successful Alumni of Art Department Masterclass)

Our second training session also includes practical assignment, where we will select 5 TV Series or Feature Films in development. Guided by practical assignment mentors, production design participants will prepare 4 different visual presentations for each of the selected projects.

Art Department Masterclass contributes to the objectives of the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme. This project is designed to nurture the talents and increase their professional capacity to operate internationally, with a particular focus on digital transformation, environmentally respectful work ethics, and entrepreneurial skills, needed to successfully compete within the industry.

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