Sky and the National Film and Television School (NFTS) have announced a new partnership to train TV production specialists. 05/10/2012
The scheme will take on 12 students a year to work in a multi-camera studio environment as a vision mixer, camera, lighting or sound specialist. At least one course graduate will land a paid role at Sky after a compulsory six-week internship, with modules taught at both the NFTS and Sky studios.
Scripted comedy and entertainment are just some of the genres that students will work on. Applicants will also learn the language of entertainment television so that they can work effectively within production teams, developing a high level of technical understanding.
Sky's managing director of entertainment, news and broadcast operations Sophie Turner Laing said, 'It's about investing in the next generation of production specialists in the UK. There is no better place to do that than at the NFTS, and we're delighted to partner with it to start that process with this broadcast production course.'
The course is led by former Shooting Stars and Crystal Maze director and NFTS head of TV David G Croft, and other tutors include Richard Boden (IT Crowd), Geoff Posner (Little Britain) and Steve Pinhay (SMTV, CD:UK).
Mr Croft said, 'This is a fantastic opportunity for a new generation of rising TV stars to learn the core disciplines of multi-camera studio operations - hotly in demand in the industry.'
The 12-month diploma course costs £7,000 and the deadline for applications is 3 December 2012. There are no specific educational requirements but candidates are required to have a strong interest in television. For more information visit the NFTS.
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