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Creative Media Skills Institute

Creative Media Skills Institute is an exclusive hub for studio based vocational film training. Our platform enables award winning film industry professionals to pass on their invaluable knowledge and expertise to the next generation of film makers.  The Film Industry is the UK's fastest growing sector and from 2001-2015, 48 of the 200 top grossing films released worldwide were made in the UK.

The BFI estimate that there will be more than 30,000 opportunities in the film sector over the next 5 years, and they have recognised the important responsibility that the industry has to future proof the transferring of knowledge to the next generation of international crew.  Creative Media Skills Institute answer this need directly.

Our studio is placed within the heart of Pinewood, which allows us to ensure that each and every training opportunity is unique, state of the art and world class.  We welcome exclusive groups of 10 - 15 students for our industry led training opportunities. Courses are designed by employers from within the industry and our focus is on employability, entrepreneurial skills and industry focused placements.

Since our incorporation in 2012 we have trained thousands of crew members who have worked on major International blockbuster films and high end TV productions made in the UK such as: Star Wars The Force awakens, Rogue 1, Spectre, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, Game of Thrones, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Jurassic World 2, Star Wars the Last Jedi, Marco Polo, Outlander, Jason Bourne, Pan, Wonder Woman, Ready Player One, King Arthur legend of the Sword, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy to name only a few.

Short Courses, Diplomas and Further Education Courses


I've spent the past two weeks at CMS and it was amazing. The courses I chose to take this time were Bespoke Period Hair with Rupert Simon and Wig Applying and dressing with Anita Burger. I cannot possibly praise CMS enough as they have the best staff, tutors and facilities. CMS actually make it possible to connect and learn from the best in the industry at realistic prices. I just wish they were closer. Please come to Manchester? I will be coming back and I'm currently saving towards my next course, and the next, and the next....
Hayley Tracey
I am totally in love with this company and the brilliant service they provide. They share our mutual passion for the intensively challenging and creative arena in which we all work, or are striving to work. I can't wait to come back and learn more!
Sue O'Donogue
I have learnt more in this 5 days than in two years at University
Eliza Falon