Short course


This online course is being delivered in partnership with NFTS Scotland.

This intensive practical course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a successful future career in the Assistant Directors department.  The course will be taught by industry 1st AD and NFTS AD Course Leader, Richard Lingard. Richard is also Chair of the Assistant Directors' Guild

This 4-day course will be delivered online, combining virtual classroom learning and practical exercises.

The course will cover:

- An overview of the current UK Film and HETV industry.
-The roles and responsibilities of each member of the ADs’ department in pre-production and during the shoot
-Where the department fits in with production and how to work collaboratively with other departments
-Paperwork used by the production, including department-specific documents
-Set protocol, etiquette and communication skills
-How to use and break down a script
-How to produce a shooting schedule
-The skills required to be a capable and successful Assistant Director
-Health & Safety from the 1st Assistant Director’s perspective and COVID-19 protocols

This course is for anyone wishing to work in the Assistant Director’s department.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £495
Corporate Rate: £745


How to apply

Application deadline:Book Now

To apply for this course, please complete the application form.