Craft Courses for Film and TV

Craft Courses for Film and TV

This autumn we will be opening applications for six new courses that will provide students with industry-recognised craft certificates for film and TV.

Roles such as construction, costume, grip, hair and make-up, lighting technician and production assistant are in demand across the UK’s booming film and television industries, particularly in Yorkshire. The Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire will provide students with a clear pathway into the industry, developing their craft skills, and preparing them for the specific demands of working within these industries.

The courses will last about six months. They will be taught by industry professionals and include work placements and on-set experience. They have been created in response to increased demand for these craft skills, with each role identified by ScreenSkills as ‘in demand’ across film and high-end television production.

With the support of delivery partner the National Film and Television School, students will also take part in two ‘boot camps’ designed to prepare them for the specific requirements of film and TV, such as their role within a department, set etiquette and the challenges of freelance life (including tax, invoicing and networking).
Some scholarships will be available to eligible candidates on a needs basis.

No previous screen experience is necessary!

The courses are specifically targeted towards students from any background who want to break into film and television. Training is an investment both for the candidate and the provider so candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to achieving a high level of proficiency and dedication to the craft.

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Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire is delivered by Screen Yorkshire and NFTS in association with ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the British Film Institute (BFI) as part of the Future Film Skills programme.