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Creative Media Skills Institute

Industry led training based at Pinewood Studios


Since day one Creative Media Skills Institute have worked hand in hand with the industry and the companies that support it, to facilitate their specific and targeted training requirements at the top level. We pride ourselves on being the trusted platform where top UK screen professionals are able to pass on their huge amounts of experience and knowledge to the next generation of crew at an internationally unrivalled level in the workplace.

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Join us for the End of Year Show for the class of 2023/24!

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Short Courses

Short courses range from 1 – 5 days long and focus on specific and targeted skills areas of need across the industry. Short courses are led by some of the most successful working professionals in the industry today who step off the set to come and lead these training opportunities.

Many of our participants on these courses are seasoned professionals themselves and we have pros from all over the word travel to join us at Pinewood for the chance to network, upskill, reinspire and share knowledge.


Further Education Courses

Further education courses are designed to create access to direct from industry education through the UK further education system and are run in partnership with Bucks college group which means participants can obtain student finance and support to learn here with us at Pinewood studios. Whether straight out of school or mature students looking to transfer skills, these are specifically designed to support those interested in a career in the UK’s booming screen industries to gather the knowledge and connections required to forge a successful career.

Upcoming Courses

"Through networking at CMS, I was able to get my first industry job, and have since worked on a variety of tv dramas and films within the art department. I would highly recommend completing a course at CMS"

Rebekah Whelan Art director BBC

"I am so glad I did the costume course, I wasn't sure if I had transferable skills but it turned out I definitely did. I would never have believed that two weeks after this course I find myself working as crew, I cannot thanks the CMS team enough"

Linda Gurnett Costume standby

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