This course is a combination of in person teaching, online seminars, coursework, and one to one tutoring at Prime Studios located in West Yorkshire. It is participatory, and trainees are expected to contribute to group discussions and debates. The coursework element of the programme is rigorous, and during the course of the training, trainees will produce a range of industry standard documents. These documents will be based on a case study short film project that will be a focus across the course. The course is taught by top-level industry professionals, and 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.
Trainees will train with Screen Yorkshire’s Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire in Leeds. Screen Yorkshire and the CoSE:Y team will deliver an introduction week designed to prepare the trainees for the specific requirements of Production Assistants in film and TV. Trainees can expect to learn about 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.