This course is so important - the training is long overdue and essential for all trainees

Jamie Wilkinson, Prop Master

Wonka, The Batman, Star Wars – The Force Awakens

September / October 2022

Props can make or break a set and as film sets get bigger and demand is so high, we need more trained Props practitioners. We are excited to find the next group of props trainees who will be working on a wide range of film and tv productions, across all budget ranges and all over the UK.

Our Props Training Course will cover everything you need to know to start successfully in the Props team. This is a modular programme, with the workshops taking place on Zoom and finishing with a workshop session.

We will be looking at:

• The UK film and tv drama industries – how they are set up, how they work and who works in them

• Why props matter

• The different roles in the Props department and how they collaborate with other art department teams

• What you need to know to be a good Dressing Prop

• What you need to know to be a good Standby Prop

• Working in Stores

• CV and one to one career guidance

• Q&A sessions with established Prop Masters and their teams

• Information on productions and who to contact for work and when

Who can apply:

You are eligible to apply if you are trying to break into the film industry, looking to change departments or are working as a Props trainee and would benefit from some information and support.

The programme will equip you for success and provide access to a lot of information and a supportive community of like minded people.


Deadline for applications & course dates*:

Monday 15th August 2022. Interviews on 18th/19th August. Start date Tuesday 6th September and following Tuesdays 13/09, 20/09, 27/09 and 04/10

Practical workshop on Saturday 8th October in Brighton.

You must be able to attend all Sessions. Our Sessions are NOT recorded.

*subject to change

This scheme does not have Film Fund investment but bursaries may be available from ScreenSkills to assist with course fees.

Please note – this is not a placement programme. We will not be able to guarantee paid work but we will be able to guide you towards productions who are crewing up and Prop Masters who work closely with us. Recent TP Props trainees have been working on The Batman, The Bubble, The Crown, Fantastic Beasts 3, Enola Holmes 2, Wonka, Matilda and Cruella.

Course fees are £375 +vat.