Model and prop making

Get inspired by our model and prop making courses, which take place in our purpose built, well-equipped sculpture studio in the heart of London.

Whether you are interested in creating objects for film, TV and theatre or display for retail, the photography industry and live events, the model and prop making courses at City Lit allow you to explore and develop practical creative skills and understanding by working with a variety of materials and processes to make your ideas ‘come to life’.

From carving, sculpting and fabricating to mould making, casting, and finishing techniques, you can explore methods used by professionals to produce affective props and sets. Beginners and experienced practitioners alike, refresh or develop your skills and knowledge on our courses. Our hands-on courses are taught by specialist tutors whose teaching is enriched by their own creative practice in industry. You will be fully supported through practical demonstrations to the group and one-to-one guidance, in a friendly and highly creative environment.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

  1. Introduction to prop making for film,TV, theatre and display: part 1

    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for the next Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musical? Are you interested in a career in window display? We'll explore techniques used by the professionals to produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from specialist tutors, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D. This course can be a stand alone introduction to the techniques of prop making or you can progress onto part 2 in the summer term.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £175.00

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