Business Skills / Marketing / Digital Marketing

Creating Decorative Craft Items for Retail, Events and Leisure

  • Business Skills / Marketing / Digital Marketing, Creative, Hospitality / Catering / Leisure, Retail
  • Location / Campus
  • Evening
  • 30 hours, 3 hours a week for 10 weeks


This practical course will take your through the materials and techniques you can use to design and create artefacts for a range of business scenarios.

It's for you if you want to learn about the materials, techniques and processes that can be used in the development and creation of props and artefacts for entertainment (theatre, TV, film etc), hospitality (restaurants, pubs, parties etc) and events.

This 10 week course is divided into two 5 week blocks. The first block will focus on tutor led skills development sessions. The second will focus on you designing and creating a prop or artefact, alongside producing a portfolio and logbook (as evidence for the qualification).

Example themes for prop/artefact design...

Theatrical props: crowns, helmets, armour, puppets, masks, relief work, FX props etc.

Themed event and wall relief items,using sculpting, casting and reproduction techniques (including life casting).

Mock food, for different types of dressing.

Set dressing: display techniques and the use of lighting. Includes distressing.

Please note that although we're really looking forward to making this programme happen, we'll only be able to run it if there are enough participants. If we are unable to run the course, and you're booked in, we'll endeavour to let you know with as much notice as possible.

What you'll learn / gain skills in

As well as boosting your craft and design skills, you’ll leave with items that you can use to decorate your event, business or other space.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements, but a genuine interest in craft and design is essential. Basic materials can be provided, but you may need to bring specific and specialist items yourself.

The course can be attended by both the employed and unemployed.

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