Trainees will be taught in Leeds by a wide range of successful, experienced TV industry professionals, working currently on productions. The training will consist of practical and theoretical workshops giving an overview over the basic knowledge needed to work as an art department runner or assistant. A work experience module will be included in the programme (COVID restrictions permitting), offering hands-on opportunities on film and TV productions. However, while best efforts will be made, placements cannot be guaranteed.
The course has been designed to match the specific needs of the region’s film and TV producers and employers at a time of great growth – so top employers, including ITV Studios, are actively supporting the programme.
Furthermore, Screen Yorkshire and the CoSE:Y team will deliver two ‘boot camps’ designed to prepare the trainees for the specific requirements of Art Direction & Props crew in film and TV, such as their role within a department, the way departments interact with other departments during production, set etiquette, sustainability training and preparation for freelance life (including CV and application writing, tax, invoicing and networking). They will also receive valuable Health & Safety Production Passport training including Covid-19 safety training.