Field trips

Hobbiton Movie Set

Visit the set of “the Shire” from The Hobbit film series and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Accompanied by course tutor John Callen, who plays the deaf dwarf Oin in The Hobbit, you will hear first-hand about life on set as you explore hobbit houses, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, the double arched bridge and other structures and gardens built for the films.

Weta Workshop

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Weta Digital is an Academy Award® winning design and digital effects studio. Founded by two Kiwis in their back room in 1987, Weta Workshop has grown into a world-leading company producing sets, props, makeup and digital effects for productions including Mad MaxThe HobbitElysiumMan of SteelDistrict 9Planet of the Apes and Avatar.

On this field trip, you’ll get an insight into how Weta Workshop creates weapons, armour, costumes and creatures for film. Learn from a Weta Workshop Prosthetics and Make-up Artists how to make your own set of prosethetic hobbit ears, and get your hands dirty in the “Art of Fake Blood Workshop”.