Assistant Directing and Floor Managing

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Assistant Directing and Floor Managing

COURSE OVERVIEW

All the training you need for a successful career as an Assistant Director and/or Floor Manager.

Delivered in partnership with the BBC Academy, this highly practical course will give you all the knowledge and know-how to get your career off the ground.

In partnership with BBC Academy

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"The NFTS gave me the contacts to go to work directly after graduating. The course brought me more than I could ever have hoped for. I highly recommend it."

Bob Aronds
NFTS graduate whose credits include Van der Valk, Mogul Mowgli

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Being an Assistant Director or Floor Manager is a demanding role that requires a level head, self-confidence and strong communication to ensure a production is delivered successfully. You will be responsible for the operation of the shooting set or television studio. Your objective is to provide the director with everything they need to realise their vision, our objective is to give you all the skills and techniques you will need to provide this.

You will collaborate with fellow students in other specialisms to make films and TV entertainment shows. And you’ll also benefit from a minimum of 10 days of work experience in an Industry setting.

COURSE FACILITIES

You will be working at the only UK film school with its own Industry standard film studio and 4K Television and rehearsal studios, giving you invaluable on-set experience and the most up to date training.

Funding Available

The NFTS awards more scholarships and bursaries to British students, relative to the size of our student body, than almost any other educational institution in the UK. If you’re successful at gaining a place on the course, you will be contacted by our funding team with details on how to apply for one of these scholarships.

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Student Showcase

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Supporting Artists Workshop
Part of the Assistant Directing course

The National Film & Television School recently introduced this new workshop for the Assistant Directing & Floor Managing Diploma, giving our students a unique opportunity to train with over 30 Supporting Artists on set.

Shot by current student Matthew Branston
Edited by graduate David Graham

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Brutal (trailer)
2022 graduation film

Director/Writer - Jordan Chandler
Producer - Richard Priseman
Assistant Directors - Amy Leyshon, Sabrina Lena Ildefonso

Brutal is a surrealist, psychological thriller that focuses on a young mother named Maya. Set in a bleak, menacing, nightmarish towerblock, Brutal addresses the consequences of systematic societal shame brought upon women who are faced with the decision of bringing an unwanted child into the world.

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The Leper (trailer)
2022 graduation film

Director - Hugh Mulhern
Producer - Alexander Handschuh
Assistant Directors - Michael Roe, Amy Leyshon, Ariadne Divaris, Etienne Newton

The Leper is a comedy drama about Frankie, a paparazzo reflecting on the encounter that made him question his career.

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Requiem (trailer)
2021 graduation film

Director - Emma J. Gilbertson
Producer - Michelle Brøndum
Assistant Directors - Charlotte Peachey, Felix Cole

Requiem is set in 1605, against the backdrop of the witch trials. It follows Evelyn as she engages in a game of cat and mouse against her father, Minister Gilbert, in order to be with Mary, the woman she loves.

Graduate Success

Course graduates go on to work as a First, Second, Third Assistant Director and/or Floor Manager across a range of film and television productions.

Recent credits include...

Masters of the Air

Crowd Third Assistant Director Demian Lovett
Set PA: Dailies Sofia Ferrara

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Graduate Success

Course graduates go on to work as a First, Second, Third Assistant Director and/or Floor Manager across a range of film and television productions.

Recent credits include...

Andor

Set PA Alice Arbuthnot

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Graduate Success

Course graduates go on to work as a First, Second, Third Assistant Director and/or Floor Manager across a range of film and television productions.

Recent credits include...

Ted Lasso

Floor Runner Mathilde Levesque

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Graduate Success

Course graduates go on to work as a First, Second, Third Assistant Director and/or Floor Manager across a range of film and television productions.

Recent credits include...

The Sandman

Base 3rd AD Laura Briggs

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