Foundation Film Production, Assistant Directing & Locations

This brand new and exciting diploma is designed by industry pros to introduce you to a career in the Assistant directing, production and locations department for the Film Industry. 

Course Summary

Example modules

  • Call sheets
  • Crewing up 
  • Key roles
  • Locations
  • Location reccie
  • Third assistant direction and crowd
  • Scheduling
  • First assistant director
  • Duration 12 months
  • Location London
  • Price £6000

More information

This brand new and exciting diploma is designed by industry pros to introduce you to a career in the Assistant directing, production and locations department for the Film Industry

Splitting your time between the Bucks College Group Amersham Campus and our state of the art studio base in the heart of Pinewood Studios you will meet and learn from some of the most recognised and actively working  professionals across many areas, including: assistant directors, producers, production managers and coordinators, crowd supervisors, location managers and more!

“You and Pinewood have been a massive inspiration to me and it’s an experience I hold very close to my heart, I would just like to thank you again for inspiring me to go into an area I never even dreamed of and that I didn’t think was possible” 

This Diploma will enable you to develop a firm understanding of the roles and possibilities of a career in these departments for film. You will develop technical skills, whilst at the same time meet future employers and gain a real life understanding of the different options available to you in this flourishing industry.

This diploma will provide you with industry-approved skills, soft skills as well as pathways into the industry.

  • The UK film industry currently contributes £7.7bn to the economy, currently employing 80,000 people with over 30,000 new opportunities over the next few years.
  • Diploma courses will welcome exclusive groups of 18 students max to ensure valuable contact time with tutors.
  • Since incorporation in 2012 Creative Media Skills have trained crew members who have worked on many of the major international blockbuster films and high-end TV productions made in the UK such as: Star Wars The Force awakens, Rogue 1, Spectre, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, Game of Thrones, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Jurassic World 2, Star Wars the Last Jedi, Marco Polo, Outlander, Jason Bourne, Pan, Wonder Woman, Ready Player One, King Arthur legend of the Sword, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, Poldark, The Queen, Doctor Dolittle, Mary Poppins, Solo a Star Wars Story to name only a few. 

Who is this for?

Entry criteria: It is desirable for students to have attained GCSEs English but applications from candidates with good levels of literacy and numeracy will be considered. No previous qualifications are required for this course. We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications

Duration: One year full-time 

Structure: 3 semesters of 12 weeks 2 full 8 hour days per week classroom study

Finance: Full student finance available

Interview required: Yes, a professional interview and a workshop will be required.

Bookings: please either pay a £50 deposit using the booking form on the right (fully refundable on full payment) and we will be in touch with the application details or email us at info@creative-media-skills.com .

Places are limited

Progression: BA qualifications are available to target specific areas within the film industry you may identify for further study during this diploma.

Career Opportunities: There are many different options available to you within this group of departments and this industry led Diploma will open you up to further study or to begin a career as a trainee or apprentice for the following roles:  Location Manager / Assistant Location Manager / Location Coordinator / Location Assistant / Location Storage Manager / Unit Manager /Unit Assistant /Director /Executive Assistant to Director /Producer/Executive Producer /Executive Assistant to Producer /Co-Producer /Associate Producer/Line Producer/1st Assistant Director / Co-1st Assistant Director /Key 2nd Assistant Director /2nd Assistant Director /Base 2nd Assistant Director/ Floor 2nd Assistant Director/ 2nd 2nd Assistant Director / 3rd Assistant Director / Base 3rd Assistant Director / Key Set Production Assistant /Set Production Assistant / Unit Production Manager /Assistant Unit Production Manager /Production Coordinator / Assistant Production Coordinator / Travel Coordinator /Accommodation Coordinator / Office Manager / Assistant Office Manager /Production Secretary/ Cast Assistant /Cast PA / Receptionist/Production Assistant/Runner

 

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