Creative feedback: how to give and receive it well

Creative feedback: how to give and receive it well
Creative feedback: how to give and receive it well
Career stages
Early, Experienced, Expert
Unscripted TV
ScreenSkills funded

As part of the ‘Your life at work’ strand, we're offering training aimed at addressing workplace best practice as well as how to stay healthy, happy and productive at work.

Being able to receive good creative feedback is a skill which is often overlooked. It can be so easy to be defensive especially when you feel there aren’t other people in the room who are like you or understand where your ideas are from. But at the heart of every collaborative creative process is feedback and is this workshop will help you harness that muscle and learn how to exercise it. 

Who it's for

This session is for all unscripted tv production professionals who want to improve their feedback skills and learn how to harness creative feedback productively to enhance their careers.

If you work in post production for unscripted TV, you may wish to apply for this instance of the course instead, which is specifically aimed at that area.

The majority of the USF online short course offering is for those at early career stage and above. As a result, we generally require applicants to have at least 3 credits (unless working in a traditionally uncredited role). If you strongly feel you would still benefit from the training, please email so we can assess if an exception should be made.

We are committed to ensuring all our courses are accessible to everyone. This course is designed to be as interactive as possible. Please email the above address if you have any access requirements and we will be delighted to help, be that clarifying the form such interaction is likely to take or discussing reasonable adjustments.


Clare Zolkwer is a consultant with over 30 years of experience in the tv industry.  Working as a broadcaster, show creator and indie boss over the years has given her wide experience of creative feedback in all its different forms and she’ll share the benefit of that experience with you in this session.

How to apply

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘apply for ticket’ and follow the instructions to apply for your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application.

Places on these free online courses are limited and applications are often highly competitive. To stand the best chance of securing a place, please be sure to consider the following:

  • When asked to list your three most recent credits, please include the programme title and your job role.
  • When asked what you hope to gain from the course, please be concise but ensure you cover the specific elements of the topic you would like to gain knowledge of and what gaps in your skillset you believe the course may address. A rewording of the course title or a general comment on career progression does not tell us much about how this course would benefit you.

If you are no longer able to attend, we ask you to please use the “decline ticket” function on the right hand side of the page so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.

This course is supported by ScreenSkills, by the Unscripted TV Skills Fund thanks to contributions from broadcasters, SVoDs and production companies.

This course would normally cost participants to attend, but thanks to this support, we are able to offer it to you for free. If you fail to attend, we reserve the right to request reimbursement of costs, unless your place can be taken by someone else.



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