Here is a list of frequently asked questions relating to our courses, if you have any other questions, please do get in touch through our contact form or email us if you would like further assistance.
1) How do I book a course?
You can search for the course on our website and book online in easy steps
2) Are materials provided?
Most materials are provided by CMS, however we may ask you to bring your own basic kit (that you would be expected to have on set)
3) What do I get at the end of the course?
You will receive a CMS certificate signed by your tutor and our CEO
4) Who are the tutors?
Top level, actively working industry professionals. Due to the nature of the industry, CMS reserves the right to confirm the tutor up to 15 days before the course takes place, always ensuring it will be a well regarded professional.
5) How much are the courses?
Prices vary for from a 1 day courses £250+VAT to more for week long or month long
6) Will I get a job after the course?
Although we don’t guarantee that you will be employed after the course, CMS is regarded as a talent spotting platform for tutors and other professionals in the courses, so opportunities are always available
7) Where is CMS?
We are in the heart of British film, Pinewood Studios – Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0NH
8) Is there free parking?
Yes, there are two main car parks – North and South. Parking can be very busy at times, so please leave enough time to find a suitable parking
9) Can I get public transport to CMS?
Yes, we are easily accessible from Uxbridge, Slough and Gerrards Cross stations where free shuttle buses operate to and from the studios
10) What are the class sizes?
Maximum 12-15 in a class, there are minimums too, depending on the course
11) Can I be refunded if I cancel the course?
The Deposit you pay is non-refundable unless we cancel the course. If you cancel a course 8 days or more before the course is due to start, you can transfer your credit to another date/course of your choice. You can only transfer your deposit credit once.
12) How often do courses run?
Each short course runs approximately 3 times a year
13) Will I get my own model?
We try our hardest to provide models for your tasks. However, models are not guaranteed and on occasions, you will have to work around not having a model or having to share models. If you would like to bring your own model, liaise with us and we can help organise that for you.
How do I apply to be a model?
You can apply via our website or by emailing models@creative-media-skills.
I am a model, do I need to bring anything?
You must bring photo ID to gain entry to the studio but you are not required to bring anything for the actual course. Please note that modelling for us is a voluntary activity and we do not pay or reimburse expenses. If you would like to bring along a change of outfit for your photos then please feel free!
How long after the course will I receive my photos?
You will be sent a link to your photos within two weeks of the course end date.