Applications closed on Monday 18th January 2021
Production Assistants are in huge demand across the UK’s booming film and television industries. This 5 month (March to July 2021) course aims to take entry-level students and give them basic and advanced production assistant 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 a work experience module is intended to be included in the programme (if COVID restrictions permit), on active film or TV sets. The course has been created in response to increased demand for production assistants on UK-based scripted productions, with the role identified by the BFI and ScreenSkills as an ‘in demand’ skill-set across film and high-end television production.
Students will study with National Film and Television School, Leeds. They will take part in two ‘boot camps’ designed to prepare them for the specific requirements of Production Assistants in film and TV, such as their role within a department, the way departments interact with other departments during production, set etiquette and preparation for freelance life (including tax, invoicing and networking). They will also receive valuable Health & Safety Production Passport training.