The UK film industry currently contributes £7.7bn to the economy currently employing 80,000 people (ref)
The British Film Institute recognise in their 2017 Future Film Skills report that there will be more than 30,000 new opportunities in the screen sector over the next 5 years, and they have made clear the important responsibility that the industry has to future proof the transferring of knowledge to the next generation of international crew. Creative Media Skills answer this need directly (ref).
Where traditional higher education has failed to equip learners with the skills required, the CMS platform enables award winning screen industry professionals to pass on their invaluable knowledge and expertise to the next generation of crew directly from set, ensuring learners are industry ready.
We are placed within the heart of Pinewood, which allows us to ensure that each and every training opportunity is unique, state of the art and world class. We welcome exclusive groups of participants for our industry led training opportunities. Courses are designed and led by employers from within the industry and our focus is on employability, both traditional and cutting edge techniques, entrepreneurial skills and industry focused placements.
Since our incorporation in 2012 we have trained thousands of crew members who work on major International blockbuster films and high end TV productions made in the UK such as: Star Wars The Force awakens, Rogue 1, Spectre, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, Game of Thrones, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Jurassic World 2, Star Wars the Last Jedi, Marco Polo, Outlander, Jason Bourne, Pan, Wonder Woman, Ready Player One, King Arthur legend of the Sword, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, Poldark, The Queen, Doctor Dolittle, Mary Poppins, Solo a Star Wars Story to name only a few.
"Employers and other people from the industry recognise the quality of the education I received, and as an international students, many people see it as a sign of my commitment to the industry"
Chase Cardinal Freelance Makeup and fx artist Canada
"After being put forwards by CMS I was offered a position as a trainee on large scale American studio production here at Pinewood. The Art department and props courses were invaluable at CMS and I am over the moon to be given this opportunity"
Lizzy Phoenix Freelance props maker