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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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.
Diplomas allow participants from all over the world to join us for longer intensive learning in their chosen area of expertise. Each course has been designed with years of knowledge and specialist industry experience to ensure a learning like no other all in the heart of the largest studios in Europe here at Pinewood.
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.
2 Week Costume Department Training Course
A two week course giving the basic skills required to work in the costume department at entry level in film, TV and theatre.
Set Design for Film, TV & Commercials
We at Creative Media Skills Institute have collaborated with Luke Whitelock to put together this great 5 Day Drafting for Film Course!
Over two days of cutting, you will raise the bar in your barbering skills. Our Barbering Intensive Master Course is one of the most popular courses that we offer for film hairdressers and make-up artists.
This Set Decorating For Film Master Course provides a unique insight into the possibilities of a career in set decorating. Led by some of the most highly experienced set decorators in the business, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
"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