Academy Applications

The application for the Production Design and Film Construction Academy is now open

Interested in a career in the Film and Television Industry? 
16-19 years old

The Production Design and Film Construction Academies are unique training programmes focusing on the key craft and design and technical skills involved in the art and construction departments of film and television production. You will be introduced to the key roles of production designer, set designer, set decorator, costume designer, make-up, construction master and assistant roles and learn how these diverse job roles are performed on a production. You will receive training from industry professionals who are performing these job roles on some of the many productions taking place in Northern Ireland.

You will have the opportunity to choose an area to specialise in and work as part of the art or construction departments on a production which will be publicly screened at the end of the Academy. Training will take place in the former UTV studios at Havelock House, Belfast, currently managed by Flax Arts studios.  

Costume Design

 This academy will run in two phases with the first phase beginning in November until December. 


During this first phase you will have the opportunity to attend a number of masterclasses and workshops facilitated by practitioners who are working in the film industry and in Northern Ireland and beyond.  This is an opportunity to learn about the job role, departments, what it is like to work on a film production and what skills are need to pursue a job in the industry. 

Intro to the Art Department Art Direction with Barbara Ann Carville
Tuesday 3rd December

Art Department Roles with Barbara Ann Carville
Wednesday 4th December 

Costume Design with Enda Kenny
Saturday 7th December

Short Film Break Down and Practical with Barbara Ann Carville
Saturday 7th December

Production Design Art Department with Kevin Fraser
Tuesday 10th December

Makeup with Connie McGrath
Thursday 12th & 13th December


The second phase of the academies will commence in January through to May, during this phase we will be working on a production of a short Sci Fi Film to be shot at Havelock House Studios in April.  Participants will be invited to apply to be part of the art or construction departments and will work toward the shoot dates in April.  Each department will work on their own discipline creating and building what is needed for the short sci fi film.  The application for the phase of the academy will be released in January.

You must be aged 16 to 19 to apply for these academies, there is one application for both the Production Design and Film Construction Academy which you can access via the button below.
Further details will be sent to your email address, please ensure you submit the correct details 

If you have any questions please get in touch with Jennifer McAlorum here

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