Course Outline and Application Guidelines
Many people ask what is a Grip?
A Grip is a person who supplies the equipment to support the camera, if the camera is travelling with or fixed to a train / boat / car / plane, anything at speed or musical movement at any given angle. One day is never the same as another.
It is the most amazing, enjoyable and satisfying job you can imagine; so if this sounds like something you are interested in then this is the course for you. We welcome applications from all genders.
Qualified Grips are in huge demand across the UK’s booming film and television industries. This 26-week (March to September 2020) course aims to take entry-level students and give them basic gripping training, as well as preparing them for the specific rigours of working within the film and television industries.
It is taught by industry professionals and includes work placements with professional grip equipment rental companies and on active film or TV sets. The course has been created in response to increased demand for grips on UK-based productions, with the role identified by the BFI and ScreenSkills as an ‘in demand’ skill-set across film and high-end television production.