HETV and Film standby art department dressing for camera

London – Saturday 9th December 2023
Manchester – Saturday 27th January 2024


Location: London
Date: 9 Dec 2023, 10:00-18:00
Age: 18+
Price: Free
Application deadline: 12 Nov 2023
Career stages: Early, Experienced
Industries: Film, High-end TV
Funding: ScreenSkills funded

Location: Manchester
Date: 27 Jan 2024, 10:00-18:00
Age: 18+
Price: Free
Application deadline: 31 Dec 2023
Career stages: Early, Experienced
Industries: Film, High-end TV
Funding: ScreenSkills funded

Are you interested in moving into the role of standby art director?

Set Etiquette will be delivering one-day masterclasses in both Manchester and London for crew who want to move into the role of standby art director. Presented by a production designer, director and director of photography, the masterclasses will use two live sets complete with cameras to take you from first day on the job through to working on set.

These masterclasses are fully funded by the ScreenSkills Film and High-end Television Skills Funds made up of contributions from high-end television productions and films made in the UK.

Who it’s for

These masterclasses will be open to anyone with one film credit in the art department and is looking to move into the role of standby art director.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • have one credit in the art department in film and/or HETV.
  • live in the UK and have the right to work in the UK.

We always welcome applications from under-represented groups, including, but not limited to: those from minority ethnic backgrounds; people with a disability; people from the LGBTQ+ community and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

We offer inclusive training. If you have any needs which we can accommodate during the recruitment process and beyond, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to meet them.

This is a nationwide scheme so we welcome applications from across the UK.

If you have any access needs or require any additional support to complete your applicaion please contact [email protected]

What it covers

The masterclass will cover:

  • How to read and break down the script
  • What the designer, director and director of photography expect from you
  • What information you garner from the HODs
  • Essential SyncOnSet training (see below)
  • Art department continuity – what it is and what to look for
  • Planning and looking ahead – what are your responsibilities?
  • Working on set – to help give you confidence to step up as a standby art director
  • Who are your immediate team – how does the team work?
  • Invaluable tips on how to be a great standby art director

Participants will be introduced to SyncOnSet software (free trials, tutorials and webinars are available for further exploration after the class).  This software will need to be uploaded onto a personal iPad for the masterclass.  For anyone without access to an iPad, please flag this on your application so we can accomodate you on the day. Help can be given to download the software on the day if required.

These training sessions for High-End TV and Film professionals based in United Kingdom will be managed and delivered by Set Etiquette Ltd with trainers who are all working industry professionals.

How to apply

The masterclasses will run in London and Manchester – you only need to attend one session – on the following dates:

London: The Union Jack Club Saturday 9 December 23 1000 -1800
Manchester: Saturday 27 January 24 1000 – 1800  (venue TBC)

Click ‘apply now’ to apply for your place on one of the masterclasses.

Deadline for applications is:

London: midnight on Sunday 5 November 2023.

Manchester: midnight on 31 December 2023