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Learn the fundamentals of production design

—Published on 24th Nov, 2020.

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Our next offering in our FILMCO Weeknight Workshop series is an exciting, two-part introductory course on the craft of production design., presented with the support of the Canadian High Commission. Our facilitator will be Canadian production designer Rose Lagacé who has designed productions for CBC, Hallmark, and Lifetime among other broadcasters.

Production design in film- what is it, and what does it entail? According to the website, it is “the overall look of a film that illustrates the setting and visual style of the story. It includes the design of sets, location choices…and the choice and supervision of props.” Production design involves the art department of a film which includes many other departments in addition to those listed above.

Rose will introduce beginners to the foundations of production design. She will explain what production design for film encompasses and take participants through the various departments that make up the art department. Lagacé will then focus on the role of the production designer, describing the work they do in each stage of a production, and the skills and education that is required to be successful. Rose will also go through and provide a critical glossary of production design terms, and will share key insights she has gleaned from leading production designers over the course of her career. As with our other Weeknight Workshops, participants will have the chance to ask questions that enable productive and lively class discussions.


Dates: December 14th and 15th, 2020
Time/ Duration: 6.00pm – 8.00pm AST; 2 hours/ session.
Book Online Now: Tickets are $300 TTD and cover the cost of both sessions. Buy your tickets here.

FILMCO members/ students can receive a 20% discount on the ticket price. To receive a discount code, please email

About Rose Lagacé

Rose Lagacé is a production designer based in Toronto, Canada. Rose graduated from Niagara College of Applied Arts & Technology having studied film theory and art history before moving to Toronto to pursue filmmaking. 

Dipping her toes onto various film and television productions as a production assistant allowed Rose to quickly learn the lay of the land and find her calling in the art department. 

Since those early days, Rose has had the opportunity to production design several independent feature films including the indie gem At Home By Myself… With You, the CFC’s Old Stock, TIFF Official Selection Wet Bum, and the teen hit Almost Adults, which is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

Rose has designed several TV movies including films for CBC, Hallmark, Lifetime, and the Space network. She also production designed Amy Jo Johnson’s comedy feature directorial debut, The Space Between, the dramatic thriller Ordinary Days, a feature film told in three acts by three different directors, as well as, Trouble in the Garden, a story involving the devastating after-effects of the Sixties Scoop.

Most recently, Rose had the pleasure of production designing the award-winning critically acclaimed series, the Baroness von Sketch Show, for IFC and CBC and the sophomore season of the sketch comedy series TallBoyz for CBC.

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