NFTS Scotland: Script Supervising Online

Short course


Delivered in the NFTS Scotland Virtual Classroom, accessed via Zoom.  

The Script Supervisor’s role is an exciting, varied and demanding job requiring many skills for being part of the film and TV production team, working closely with directors and producers, interacting with performers, and providing accurate information on location, in the studio and for the edit suite. 

This introductory course introduces you to the role of the Script Supervisor and the skills required to be effective in the job.

The course covers: 

The relationship with Production
Reading and timing scripts, page count, script breakdown and wrap reports
On set skills: continuity, eye lines, shot descriptions, scene coverage, relationship with costume/make-up/ art departments 
Negotiating with actors
Editor’s notes and the marked up script

The course is led by Margaret Graham, a Script Supervisor with over 30 years experience working on film and television drama productions. Her credits include Outlander, Shetland, Beats and Filth. She is a strong advocate of training for newcomers to the industry.

This course is aimed at people with some experience of the industry (or on short or student films) and can demonstrate in their application that script supervision is their chosen area of specialism.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £375
Corporate Rate: £610

Online rates are valid until June 2020

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


The NFTS Scotland bursary fund is currently closed for this course and we encourage you to seek alternative avenues of funding to support the cost of this course if required. 

Please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help. Please allow yourself enough time to secure funding when considering your application.

How to apply

Application deadline: Register your interest

This course is not currently open for applications. Please register your interest to be advised of future dates.