These days, we might be more likely to stream the latest episode of Game Of Thrones on our laptop than sink down in front of a plasma screen TV, but the allure of working in television and film has yet to fade a single watt.
Now, for the graphic designers among you lusting to become part of the media industry, the National Film and Television School — commended by The Hollywood Reporter as a top international film school and the only British school to make the cut — holds the answer with its new Graphics and Titles course, delivered in partnership with Sky, that specialises in motion design.
It’s a course based on creativity, where a good original idea is core to becoming a successful designer. The 12-month full-time intensive diploma provides students with a toolkit which will enable them to become a film and television graphics designer through the kind of practical teaching that the NFTS is so well known for. As the job title suggests, film and television graphics designers look after the design and production of graphic elements for TV channels, series, individual programmes, films, promotions and digital content. These specialist skills are taught to the course students over the year-long period by industry experts Hugo Hansell and Mark Chaudoir.
As a graphic designer, Hugo has designed brand identities for the likes of Protagonist Pictures, Cornerstone Films, Bankside Films, The British Board of Film Classification and Women in Film and Television, and formulated campaigns and posters for the BFI, BBC Films, Film4, Pathé and Artificial Eye. Director Mark Chaudoir started out at BBC Television Design, winning a D&AD Gold Award for the BBC2 idents. He has also worked at Red Bee Media and as a freelance director. Mark has filmed a stack of commercials and globally famous sporting events like the Olympics. After Effects and Cinema 4D are taught by Rosie Holtom an accomplished Art Director and motion designer.
With access to NFTS’s Masterclasses, which are taught by creative figureheads across film, television and games (past lecturers include Sir David Attenborough, Danny Boyle, Sir Richard Branson and Steve McQueen) the NFTS’s Titles and Graphics course in Motion Design offers a unique chance for graphic designers to transform into film and television graphics experts in just one year. And incredibly, all students on the course complete a placement at Sky.
Ceri Sampson, Creative Director, Design, Sky TV says: “We are delighted to partner with the NFTS on this exciting new Diploma. We are always looking for skilled graphic designers and we look forward to working with students who will get to experience working at Sky and may end up working with us in the future.”
The course is open to designers with an art foundation to a degree. To find out more, visit the National Film and Television School website here
Last few remaining places available to start in January 2018, so get applying!
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