Keighley College partners with Screen Yorkshire and NFTS to deliver industry-leading course

20 November, 2019 10:32 am

Keighley College has partnered with Screen Yorkshire and the National Film and Television School (NFTS) to deliver a new course that will provide young people with  industry-recognised UK craft certificates for film and TV.

Screen Yorkshire and NFTS will deliver five new courses in construction, lighting, hair and makeup, costume, and production assistant. The courses will be delivered by NFTS, one of the leading film schools in the world, in partnership with local education institutions.

As part of this partnership, students will be able to study the Costume for Film and Television UK Film and Television Craft Certificate at Keighley College. Students will take part in two ‘boot camps’ to prepare for the specific requirements of costume crew in film and TV, such as their role within a department, set etiquette, and the challenges of freelance life, including taxes, invoicing and networking.

Costume for Film and Television at Keighley College
Crew for the costume department are in huge demand across the UK’s booming film and television industries. This course gives students basic and advanced costume training, as well as preparing them for the specific rigours of working within the film and television industries. Students will also receive valuable Health & Safety Production Passport training.

The course is taught by industry professionals and includes work placements on active film and TV sets. It has been created in response to increased demand for costume expertise on UK-based productions, with the role identified by the BFI and ScreenSkills as an ‘in demand’ skill-set across film and high-end television production.

The course is specifically targeted towards students who want to break into film and television, and the organisations are actively trying to address underrepresentation within the screen industries by encouraging people to apply regardless of their background.

Students will learn a range of technical and interpersonal skills including building work relationships, preparing work stations, managing wardrobes and supplies, understanding the characteristics of costume materials and measuring, cutting, sewing, and pressing clothing by hand and machine.

Keighley College supports the region
Keighley College has a range of benefits for students, including industry partnerships with local employers, professional facilities, supportive staff, and an emphasis on wellbeing.

Keighley College is also recognised for contributing towards the local economy and supporting the district. Most recently, Keighley College was praised for hosting the Bradford Apprentices Live event.

Additionally, recent data provided by labour market intelligence, EMSI, revealed the accumulated contribution of former Keighley College and Leeds City College apprentices currently employed in the regional workforce amounted to £181.8m in added income in the year analysed.

For more information on vocational courses and apprenticeships at Keighley College, click here to visit our courses page.