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Entry requirements

We are looking for people who are passionate about entering the world of casting. It is a tough, competitive field and to be successful it requires excellent communication and collaborative skills, a hunger to get ahead with an awareness of the discretion and sensitivity essential to the casting process. You will have strong opinions on writing you admire across film, TV, theatre and non-traditional formats and be able to articulate the reasons why. You should have a good general education, but no other specific educational requirements or casting experience are needed for this course. You need to be 18 years or over. Application to the course is competitive.

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Course content

There is an art to casting: it is an essential and often unrecognised element of all film, television and theatre productions. It is also one of the least understood jobs in the industry, largely because it is conducted behind closed doors.

Casting Directors and their associates must have a wide range of skills at their disposal; an encyclopaedic knowledge of actors built up over years, aptitude for interpreting material and understanding how it can be brought to life, instinct about which actors best serve the script with the ability to articulate and demonstrate the reasons why, a well-developed support system within the industry and financial acumen. Keen observation and organisational skills and the ability to communicate well are paramount to becoming successful in this field.

This brand new Certificate course is supported by the CDG (The Casting Directors' Guild of Great Britain & Ireland). From knowledge and experience to building relationships within the industry, this evening course, meeting weekly at the NFTS teaching space in London's Golden Square, will teach the elements needed to start your career in casting, with insight from influential Casting Directors and key players in the business.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    part time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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