The Scripted Drama/TV Bootcamp is a six-week programme. You’ll spend the first three weeks in practical classroom-based study. You’ll then head out on location for two weeks, before a final set of online culmination activities in the final week.
The first three-weeks of classroom study will take place 10am - 4pm each day of the week (there might be some variation depending on content, but you are expected to keep this period free). You’ll be expected to attend each day, and to contribute to classroom discussion.
In the first week, you’ll receive a 360-degree grounding in what working on a production entails. You’ll be taught by an industry professional, with experience of production, about all facets of work on set, including behaviour and expectations.
In the second week, you’ll experience masterclasses delivered by specialists – in sound, production design and camera work, and a range of other technical aspects of production. You’ll gain valuable insight through this work, and we expect you to be able to actively observe work on production through the knowledge you gain.
In the third week, you’ll continue to expand your knowledge base further, and, based on your preferences of what aspects of production interest you the most, you’ll received tailored supervision to prepare you for being on set.
When you head out on production, you’ll be supported by an on-site contact. By its very nature, film and TV production is sometimes prone to last-minute changes – you’ll need to follow the production timetable, and attend when you are asked to by your contact. You’ll gain valuable work experience in these two weeks – through active observation and working on a live film or drama production and developing an in-depth knowledge of procedures and practices on set.
In the final week, you’ll have a 1-to-1 meeting and some further careers support, but you will not be required to be available every day. You’ll meet with a mentor and discuss your career plans, and receive some bespoke CV support as you look forward to your next steps. You’ll be supported in setting up a job interview with a production in this final week, too.
When you complete the bootcamp, you’ll become an alumnus of Create Central – you’ll receive updates about work opportunities and network events that are relevant to you.
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