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.
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
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Calum has worked on productions such as Outlander and Temple since doing a ScreenSkills endorsed degree at Glasgow Clyde College. Read more.
A ScreenSkills endorsed degree in TV production gave Greg the valuable skills he needed to work in TV as a series researcher. Read more.
Christy found his direction within the industry and became a DIT only 18 months after taking a ScreenSkills endorsed course. Read more.
Katie started her journey in the screen industry with a ScreenSkills endorsed course at the University of South Wales. Read more.
Inma developed her transferable theatrical skills using a ScreenSkills endorsed MA in film directing to become a documentary director. Read more.
Graduating from a ScreenSkills-endorsed university course gave Kayleigh the skills to enter the art department. Read more.