Source: NFTS

NFTS director Jon Wardle, ScreenSkills CEO Seetha Kumar, Screen Yorkshire chief executive Sally Joynson

The UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) and Screen Yorkshire are launching five training courses focussing on the craft of film and TV.

Running from 2020, the courses will be held in construction, lighting, hair and make-up, costume, and production assistant (scripted).

They form the first phase of Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire, a programme supported by UK training body ScreenSkills with funding from the BFI.

The NFTS has designed and will deliver the courses, in partnership with Leeds College of Building, University Centre Leeds and Keighley College.

Taught by industry professionals, they will combine work placements with on-set experience.

Students will also take part in two boot camps, designed to prepare them for the specific requirements of film and TV. Topics will include different departmental roles, set etiquette and the challenges of freelance life (including tax, invoicing and networking).

Applications are open until January 13, 2020 and further information is available on the Screen Yorkshire website.

Launched in October 2018 with Yorkshire as its first location, the Centre of Screen Excellence programme aims to upskill the local workforce and create new opportunities for individuals wishing to develop their careers in the screen industries.