Production Management for Film and Television
Application Deadline: 06 Jun 2013
So what does it take to be a Production Manager? An individual who can multi-task, be dynamic, communicate well and stay calm under pressure. Someone who is creative with budgets but keeps a sharp eye on the bottom line; someone who knows enough about Health and Safety to protect the cast and crew but not detract from getting the right shot; someone who knows about the best locations at the best price - and who knows production from start to finish!
This course combines intensive training with practical experience on three fiction films at the NFTS and a month-long work experience placement.
Most production managers are freelance, moving from contract to contract, and may find themselves working anywhere in the UK, or even abroad. As a production manager, you could also work for independent production companies on feature films, become a Line Producer or progress to Head of Production.
New NFTS graduates are sought-after and typically find employment soon after completing their courses. NFTS alumni are some of the most successful people working in UK film and television today. Many of our students make contacts while at the NFTS which continue in the professional world.
*12-month course; next intake September
There is one £5,000 Northern Ireland Screen Scholarship available for someone from Northern Ireland who successfully applies to the course.
Covering the key skills required by Production Managers in today’s rapidly-changing environment, this course alternates workshops with practical experience working on a range of NFTS productions.
The course covers these key skills recognised by the Industry:
- Extensive instruction and practice on scheduling & budgeting
- Health & safety and Risk Assessment training
- First Aid for Film Production
- First Assistant Directing
- Location Management
- Post production routes
This course includes a work experience module which can be up to one-month long. Previous students have enjoyed placements at Film4, Rise Films, Carnival Films, New Moon, Kudos and Revolution Films. This has proved invaluable for making contacts and employment opportunities after the course.
Unlike other schools, all production costs are met by the School. In addition you will be given a cash Production Budget. NFTS students are engaged in more productions as part of the curriculum than any of our competitors.