Short course

Overview

This course provides a general introduction to the Art Department and the role it plays within film and television productions.

This course covers:

  • An overview of entry level positions within the art department, the skills required and the industry expectations of those positions
  • The structure of an art department, the flow of information and the various departments within it
  • An introduction to script breakdowns
  • An introduction to studio and location set drawing and model-making
  • The last few weeks before filming, providing an insight into the final preparations

The course is led by Mags Horspool, has worked as a Supervising Art Director in features and TV drama for many years. Her credits include Whisky Galore and Sunset Song and she is currently drafting for Outlander (Sony/Starz).

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £625

Bursaries, supported by the Scottish Government, are also available for those who are eligible.

BURSARY INFORMATION

If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria or are able to pay for the course. 

Once you have submitted your application, bursary applications should be submitted, along with a diversity monitoring form, to scotland@nfts.co.uk.

 

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

NFTS Scotland Diversity Monitoring Form

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please also read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help.

SCREENSKILLS BURSARIES

Course applicants for NFTS Scotland courses listed on ScreenSkills Skills Passport are now also eligible to apply for the Skills Passport Bursary (as long as they fit the eligibility criteria of the course itself) whilst the course is featured by ScreenSkills. Please follow the links for more information and to apply. 

How to apply

Application deadline:

Please register your interest now to be advised of new course dates once they become available.