Behind the Scenes
Our free bootcamps are aimed at people living in the West Midlands who would like to pursue a career in film, television, professional content creation and theatre.
Through Create Central we have close links with many local TV production companies including Optomen, North One, Full Fat TV and the BBC and our Bootcamps include 2-week industry placements. We also run bootcamps with The Space in the Cultural sector where we work with employers such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Rep, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Hippodrome. Our previous ‘campers’ are now in paid roles with these companies and many more. So far over 70 contracts have been secured and this is only likely to increase with the growth of production activity in our region. Masterchef is moving its production to Birmingham next year and other companies are expected to follow.
The West Midlands Combined Authority is expecting to see 29,000 new highly skilled jobs in the region’s digital and creative industries by 2030 and these Bootcamp’s aim to help participants develop their skills and experiences in this industry.
The bootcamps are a mixture of classroom sessions, immersive practical workshops, guest speaker sessions and masterclasses and employability skills including a clear understanding of working successfully as a freelancer. The bootcamps are designed to complement and build on academic courses and identify transferable skills from your current career path.
This year we worked with Create Central and leading sports production company Sunset+Vine to enable 150 local people to work in production roles on the Commonwealth Games. The professional production team were very impressed with our ‘campers’ and many have been offered full time roles with companies involved in delivering the Games.
There is no better time to consider a career in production or the creative arts and our bootcamps are designed to help you build on your existing skills or explore a new career plan, grow your industry networks and become a valued member of our inspiring community of professionals. We continue to support everyone as their career develops.
The bootcamps are free for those aged 19+ who meet the application criteria and live in a WMCA postcode, in Coventry or in Warwickshire.
If you’d like further information about the bootcamps and details about the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
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Funding provided by the WMCA.
TV Production – Music Video and Content Creation
TV Production – Development
TV Production Management
Development Researcher for Television Factual Production
Sound for Film and Television
Content Creation for Business
What people are saying about our TV Production Bootcamp
The College has received significant investment from GBSLEP to help its creative courses support students into employment. This investment has helped repurpose art studios into contemporary arts delivery spaces and provided a new edit suite, a large supply of cutting-edge camera equipment and updated IT equipment. In addition, this GBSLEP funding has repurposed an area into a hatchery and meeting space for graduates and local businesses. This funding will enable the College to support and deliver innovative programmes of which this bootcamp is the first.