RSAMD launch new three year Digital Film and Television course

  • 10 June 2008
RSAMD launch new three year Digital Film and Television course

Expansion of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama’s filmmaking course makes it one of first of kind in UK

The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) is expanding its two year filmmaking course to three years, making it one of the first courses of its kind and duration in the country.

The RSAMD, which is based in Glasgow, is looking for the next generation of Scottish filmmakers; the young men and women who will follow in the footsteps of David Mackenzie, Lynne Ramsay, David Hayman and Michael Caton-Jones.

The RSAMD’s two year Digital Film and Television course has produced some of the most honoured short films of recent years featuring on screen talent such as Gary Lewis, Rory McCann, Davie Mackay and Una McLean. Graduates of the course have won BAFTA Scotland awards, BAFTA nominations, and Royal Television Society awards. Graduates have gone on to work on major features such as Doomsday and Outpost which are currently on release while others have won places at the intensely competitive National Film and Television School.

To date, the course has been recruiting from Further Education colleges but, with the addition of the extra year, is now looking to target school leavers.

According to course leader Adam McIlwaine: ‘The DFTV course has proved itself to be unique in the short time that it has been running. We are expanding because we want to attract the very best and brightest of Scotland’s young would-be writers, directors, editors, and producers. We can promise them the opportunity of a lifetime and the chance to take their place in one of Scotland’s fastest growing and most dynamic industries.’

The new course begins in September 2008.

Anyone interested in applying can get further details by emailing Christine Fair at

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