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Ephemeral Construction

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Ephemeral Construction

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Program details
Degree: Diploma in Ephemeral Construction
Modality: On-site, face-to-face sessions
Dates: September 2024
Credits: 60
Language: Spanish
Course Director: Tere Zuluaga
Course Coordinator: Tere Zuluaga


The Ephemeral Construction course will train you in the development of ephemeral construction projects for the audiovisual and film industry.

During the course you will be introduced to the techniques and methodology of the discipline, learning the different phases of the execution of an artistic direction project for a film production.

You will learn to use state-of-the-art software, techniques and high quality materials that will open the doors to a multitude of job opportunities: you will be able to work as a painter, carpenter, sculptor or textile technician in any decoration project and you will be able to enter any branch of the world of show business and entertainment such as television, opera, theatre, theme parks, ephemeral architecture manual work, events, exhibitions, themed venues, presentations, etc.

Objectives and Skills

Although the academic emphasis lies in the field of cinema, the training resulting from the course aims to leave the door open to finding different professional opportunities in other fields belonging to the world of entertainment.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Build a space from a scenographic project.
  • Manage and organise materials and the construction team for the set design of a feature film.
  • Work as a builder on a set design project.
  • Understand the scenographic criteria for cinema and ephemeral construction.
  • Understand and develop plans and explanatory drawings for a film project.
  • Communicate appropriately the results of the construction process to the art director of the film.

Target Audience

Students who have studied carpentry, electricity, fine arts, architects, interior designers, etc.

Students from film schools or artistic disciplines.

Students with a Higher Degree qualification.

Students who wish to join art direction teams or wish to learn about ephemeral construction techniques for cinema, theatre, amusement parks, museums or the window dressing sector.

Admission requirements

No additional documentation is required to access this course.


In Ephemeral Construction LAB, students extend their training in a project laboratory supervised by active professionals in the field of construction.

The nature of the projects will depend on the school’s activity during that semester.

Participation in the LAB allows the student to professionalise and add to what they have learnt during the regular course.

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