Short course


Using both theory and practical work, the dynamic role the locations department plays in each production will be revealed.  By providing a guide to each stage of production, the aim is to give an understanding of how the locations team collaborates with each department on the production to ensure the success of any shoot.

The course covers:

- Locations research
- Time management
- Organising location recces
- The Unit Base
- Who gives permission to do what
- Site visits
- Location equipment; what’s needed and where to find it
- Negotiating fees
- Working with Security
- Talks from industry professionals.

The course is led by Lloret Dunn, a freelance Supervising Location Manager, who has worked for over 25 years in Scotland's Film and TV sector. Working in Locations across film, TV and commercials, her recent credits include Netflix Eurovision, Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose, T2 Trainspotting and Only An Excuse.

The course is aimed at those interested in entering the diverse, intense and hugely rewarding world of the locations department. A mixture of those with experience including new entrants welcome. Tenacity, creativity and great people skills are vital!

Participants should bring their own camera or camera phone and laptop, as well as warm waterproof clothes for site visits. 

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £455
Corporate Rate: £960

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


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 course application, your bursary application should be submitted to

The deadline for bursary applications is 17th February 2020 at 9 am.  

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

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

How to apply

Application deadline: Book Now

To apply for this course, please complete the application form and submit your CV to