Trainees will be taught in Leeds at Prime Studios by a range of successful, experienced TV industry professionals. The training will consist of practical and theoretical workshops giving an overview over the basic knowledge needed to work as an art department runner, assistant, and standby art director. We will endeavour to provide a work experience module on active film or TV sets, 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 are actively supporting the programme.
Screen Yorkshire and the CoSE:Y team will deliver an introduction week 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).
Furthermore, as a trainee of Screen Yorkshire, we provide a real on set experience in collaboration with Leeds MetFilm School on a large filming project at the end of your course. It will consist of a 3-day shoot in studio, with a crew, teaching you set etiquette and how to work in a professional manner. You will put into practise all the skills you have learnt throughout your duration of time training with us, providing you with the confidence to move forward with your career.