The Screen Progression Programme will develop screen sector skills and knowledge, support participants towards further and higher education, or help towards industry entry. This programme is available to 48 participants over the age of 16 who are living in Scotland, and is a national initiative managed by Screen Education Edinburgh and funded by Screen Scotland.

The programme prioritises those who remain underrepresented in the screen sector due to economic disadvantage, ethnic diversity, disability, and geographic location. Participants will develop skills through their study of the SQA National Progression Award (NPA) in Film & Media level 6, collaborative short film production, and Film and TV industry engagement based at four of Scotland’s leading screen learning organisations.

Courses will take place here at GMAC Film, Screen Education EdinburghEden Court Highlands and Station House Media Unit from January to September 2023. Participants will develop skills in screenwriting, cinematography, production, direction, sound, and editing, and industry working practices of planning, time management, health and safety, risk, set etiquette, teamwork, and problem solving.

Each participant will develop, write, produce, direct, and edit their own short film, undertake cinematography, and sound roles on at least two other shoots, and engage with Film and TV industry professionals in each region, learning about entry level roles, and the opportunities that exist for progressing into one of Scotland’s fastest growing areas of employment.

GMAC Film is dedicated to making screen activity accessible to all, and we welcome applications no matter your background or previous experience, all you need is a passion for learning the skills, an aim of working in Film and TV in the future and have a story important to you that could be explored through short film.

Anyone aged 16 plus in Glasgow and surrounding areas can apply, with no upper age limit

You can still be studying at school but can’t be studying at College or University.

The course will run two sessions a week at GMAC Film, beginning the week commencing 30th January. Specific days and timing to be confirmed – please specify your availability within your application.

The course is free to take part in, with all travel costs covered for those who require financial assistance to take part, due to economic circumstances or living rurally.

Applications closed for 2023.

Please note that applications for this year’s Screen Progression Programme are now closed and the course has commenced.

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Screen Progression Programme is funded by Screen Scotland.