Supervising Art Directors

Short course


Face-to-face delivery, subject to government guidelines allowing, with COVID-19 protocols in place

In the event that in-person training is not possible we will adapt the content for online delivery


The aim of the two days is for participants to understand the responsibilities of the Supervising Art Director.

This will include breaking down a script, budgeting, the relationship between labour and materials, identifying the division of labour in the Art Department and the demands of the other related departments.

In brief, areas covered are:

  • Role function and responsibility of the Supervising Art Director
  • Assisting the Production Designer and recruitment of the Art Department
  • Breaking down the script and evaluating the schedule. with a view to preparing a budget
  • Control of the Art Department budget and management of labour within the department
  •  Liaising with the Production Department via the Art Department. Overview of clearance matters
  • Liaising with Previs/Concept Art/ SFX
  • Health and Safety

The course tutor is a working Art Director and Production Designer with a wealth of experience of feature film and television drama productions.

Freelance Rate: £295

Coroporate Rate: £575

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

The freelance rate for this course is subsidised by ScreenSkills with support from the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy; as part of work to diversify the screen industry workforce, this year there is also a further reduction in fees of up to 50% available for freelancers with disabilities and/or who are from black, Asian or minority ethnic groups - further details of which will be provided upon acceptance on the training

How to apply

Application deadline:

If you experience any problems making your application please contact us 01494 677 903