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Overview

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This full time course is delivered in partnership with the BBC and designed to thoroughly train participants in becoming a key member of a filmed drama or television production team.

Participants will learn from practical hands-on workshops and through on set and in studio experience on a range of drama and entertainment projects. This will ensure that participants leave the course with the practical experience for starting out in the professional world.

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

All NFTS students can attend the School’s masterclasses programme, with recent guests including Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna, Diego Maradona),  Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here, We Need to Talk About Kevin), Louis Theroux, and M Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Glass).

What you will study

The Script Supervisor is a key member of the production team, preparing and providing scripts, running orders, camera shots and information, prior to a rehearsal, recording or shooting day.  In the studio, they keep the production team informed through cueing, timings, shotcalling, liaising with presentation, and maintaining an accurate log. They support the director and producer and are responsible for getting live transmission programmes on and off air.  On single camera shoots they are vital for continuity, keeping track of takes, timings and shooting set-ups essential for the editor, as well as checking correct dialogue, actions, costume, make-up and props.

This 12-week course has been developed due to industry demand and combines practical experience on film shoots, and on TV entertainment shows, using the recently refurbished 4k multi-camera television studio gallery. Included in the course are lectures on how to use ScriptE and BBC Scriptwriter, how to work on different genres of programmes, guest speakers, and site visits to TV companies and film studios.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Home/EU/EEA £3,350 (for September 2019 intake)

The tuition fees for September 2020 intake will be confirmed in the spring of 2020.

This course is only open to UK and EU/EEA applicants.

A non-refundable deposit of £500 is required against the cost of your fees on confirmation of your place.

Entry requirements

We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, keen to work hard as part of a team and quick to learn. You should have a good general education, but no other specific educational requirements are needed for this course.  Previous experience working in the film or television industry would be an advantage, or knowledge gained from an alternative production activity, for example, a University or College media course project.

If you are not an EEA National, you must already be in possession of a UK visa valid for the duration of this course.  We are unable to accept your application if you do not.

If you have any questions, please email info@nfts.co.uk.

How to apply

Application deadline: 25 Jun 2020

 

You can apply online by clicking on BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION below.

We are happy to receive applications at any time up until the midnight of the application deadline date.

 

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