Why choose a ScreenSkills Select course?

With so many college and university courses in screen to choose from, it can be hard to find the best course for you and your future career.

If you’re determined to start a career in film, TV, VFX, animation or games, then ScreenSkills Select gives you the confidence to make an informed choice. All endorsed courses have gone through a rigorous process and must show evidence of the highest level of quality and industry relevance.

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Preparing you for industry

Embarking on a ScreenSkills Select college or university course gives you confidence that you will receive excellent preparation for entering the screen industries.

All ScreenSkills Select courses are assessed by our team of highly-regarded industry evaluators, who use rigorous criteria and provide annual feedback to help further strengthen links and relevance to the industry. We make sure that courses are addressing the main priorities for screen employers, making it easier for you to get the job you want after finishing your studies.

You also get access to a range of benefits, connecting you closer to the industry and helping you kickstart a career at the end of your course.

Having ScreenSkills Select endorsement is extremely important in recognising the quality of our teaching and our commitment to our students and alumni.

Duncan Howell, Course Leader BA (Hons) Design for Film & Television, Nottingham Trent University

Exclusive benefits

Employability training events

We run a series of online employability training sessions for ScreenSkills Select students during their final year of study.

These sessions provide professional advice on:

  • How to build a professional profile
  • Tailoring CV and covering letter to different job roles
  • Approaching job applications and interviews
  • Making the most from transferable skills
  • Freelance working
  • Local online resources for job support

Industry insight sessions

We run online industry insight sessions for ScreenSkills Select students and course leaders to engage and network with industry professionals.  These popular sessions present a deeper insight into a variety of in-demand screen industry job roles, and practical advice on pathways into these professions.

Recent industry insight sessions delivered have included professionals discussing in-demand roles within the following areas:

  • Production Office: Emma Mallet (production manager), William Hughes (production assistant)
  • Art Department: Charlotte Hutchings (assistant art director), Alice Fenton (set decorator), Fiona Crombie (production designer)
  • Animation and VFX: Eric Carney (VFX supervisor), Bimpe Alliu (junior concept artist)
  • Technical: Tristan Oliver (director of photography), Domizia Salusest (on-set stills photographer)
  • Post-Production: Paul Austin (managing director, Farm Manchester), Emma Bayat (VFX editor)

UK BAFTA Scholarships

Students on ScreenSkills Select university postgraduate courses (and undergraduate courses in games) are eligible to apply for a UK BAFTA scholarship for up to £12,000 towards course fees. Find out more on the BAFTA website.

Royal Television Society Bursaries

Students on most ScreenSkills Select undergraduate courses in TV production and film are eligible to apply for a Royal Television Society (RTS) bursary. Click the drop down below to see the list of eligible courses.

Eligible courses

  • Bournemouth University, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Technical Arts
  • Brunel University, London,  BSc (Hons) Digital Design
  • Brunel University, London,  BSc (Hons) Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
  • Buckinghamshire New University, BA (Hons) Film & TV production
  • Glasgow Clyde College, HND Creative Industries: TV
  • City of Glasgow College, HND Creative Industries: TV
  • Edge Hill University, BA (Hons) Animation
  • Edinburgh Napier University, BA (Hons) Television 
  • Glasgow Clyde College, HNC/HND Creative Industries: TV 
  • Liverpool John Moores University,  BA (Hons) Media Production
  • London South Bank University, BA (Hons) Film Practice
  • Met Film School, BA Practical Filmmaking
  • Northern Film School/Leeds Beckett University, BA (Hons) Filmmaking
  • Norwich University of the Arts, BA (Hons) Film & Moving Image Production
  • Nottingham Trent University, BA (Hons) Design for Film & Television
  • Solent University, BA (Hons) Television & Video Production
  • Solent University, BA (Hons) Post Production for Film and Television
  • Solent University, BA (Hons) Television Studio Production
  • Teesside University, BA (Hons) Computer Character Animation
  • Teesside University, BA (Hons) Visual Effects
  • University for the Creative Arts Rochester, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts
  • University of Bolton, BSc Visual Effects for Film & TV
  • University of Gloucestershire, BA (Hons) Film Production 
  • University of Gloucestershire, BA (Hons) Television Production
  • University of Hertfordshire, BA (Hons) Film & Television Production
  • University of Hertfordshire, BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and Television
  • University of Portsmouth, BA (Hons) Film Production
  • University of Portsmouth, BSc Television & Broadcasting
  • University of South Wales, BA Hons Computer Animation
  • University of South Wales, BA (Hons) Animation (2D and Stop Motion)
  • University of South Wales, BA (Hons) Film
  • University of South Wales, BA (Hons) Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
  • University of the West of England, BristolBA (Hons) Filmmaking
  • University of Westminster BA, (Hons) Film
  • University of Westminster BA, (Hons) CMP Contemporary Media Practice
  • University of the West of Scotland, BA (Hons) Filmmaking and Screenwriting
  • University of the West of Scotland, BA (Hons) Broadcast Production
  • University of YorkBSc (Hons), Film & Television Production

Further ScreenSkills benefits

We will regularly let your course know about wider ScreenSkills initiatives and events that could help you prepare to work in the screen industries. Click the dropdowns below to find out more about some of these opportunities.

ScreenSkills Open Doors

Students on ScreenSkills Select courses are given priority booking to ScreenSkills entry-level events including Open Doors. Our Open Doors are where students can meet local professionals from film, TV and media production companies and have the opportunity to network with industry and peers. See if a ScreenSkills Open Doors event is coming to your area soon.

Trainee Finder

Graduates from ScreenSkills Select university and college courses are encouraged to apply to Trainee Finder a year-long industry-funded scheme that places trainees into paid placements on productions that contribute to the ScreenSkills skills funds. Placements run across the UK’s film, high-end TV and children's television industries. Trainee Finder assists trainees both in paid placements and through a year-long programme of engagement including industry events, short courses and ongoing one-to-one support.

Testimonials from endorsed course students

Digital imaging technician Calum Weir

Calum has worked on productions such as Outlander and Temple since doing a ScreenSkills endorsed degree at Glasgow Clyde College. Read more.

Series researcher Greg Wycislok

A ScreenSkills endorsed degree in TV production gave Greg the valuable skills he needed to work in TV as a series researcher. Read more.

Digital imaging technician Christy Kail

Christy found his direction within the industry and became a DIT only 18 months after taking a ScreenSkills endorsed course. Read more. 

Art department assistant Katie Deacon

Katie started her journey in the screen industry with a ScreenSkills endorsed course at the University of South Wales. Read more. 

Documentary director Inma de Reyes

Inma developed her transferable theatrical skills using a ScreenSkills endorsed MA in film directing to become a documentary director. Read more.

Art department assistant Kayleigh Miller

Graduating from a ScreenSkills-endorsed university course gave Kayleigh the skills to enter the art department. Read more.