Short course


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: £775
Corporate Rate: £1250

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 bursary deadline for this course is Monday 23rd March 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

The previously advertised dates for April 2020 are no longer available face-to-face due to coronavirus. We are currently developing online versions of our affected courses with details and pricing to follow. 

You can still apply for this course here to secure a place. Please also submit your CV to for your application to be complete.