The Wellcome Trust offers NFTS Studentship

The Wellcome Trust is offering financial support for one PhD-level biomedical scientist to undertake a two-year MA at the NFTS in Games Design & Development, Directing Fiction or Screenwriting.

The Trust’s research shows that the overwhelming majority of the public regards television as their most significant source of information about science. It believes that the broadcast media should represent and reflect all areas of science and culture, and therefore should be produced by people from a variety of different backgrounds. It aims to increase the crossover between science and the media and to enable bright, articulate and motivated scientists to explore careers in the broadcast, games and film industries. The award will pay for tuition costs plus a grant to cover basic living expenses for the duration of the studentship.

Applicants should be PhD-level biomedical scientists wishing to explore a career in the broadcast, games and film industries. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent, some experience of science communication, and a demonstrable aptitude for working with TV, radio, film or games.

The studentships will only be awarded to applicants who have a confirmed place on the NFTS course of interest. After the application deadline, a shortlist of candidates for interview will be drawn up, with interviews taking place in late July.

The deadline for applications to Screenwriting and Directing Fiction is May 7, 2015 and Summer 2015 for Games Design and Development.  If you are interested in making an application, please contact Dr Jon Wardle – Director of Curriculum and Registrar – by email jwardle@nfts.co.uk.

For more information visit The Wellcome Trust’s website.

Making Archive-Based Films – course for AHRC-funded students with Open City Docs

A practical filmmaking course in which students will learn to edit archive footage into a finished short film. Students will learn to use Adobe Premiere Pro and will have access a variety of archives, including the Bridgeman Art Library and UCL’s archive of colonial film. Led by editor Ben Pollard, with additional talks by and feedback from filmmaker Catalin Brylla. The course takes place Monday 9th to Friday 13th June. 15 fully-funded places are available for AHRC-funded students.

Please find more information here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/anthropology/ahrc-training

Please email olivia.courses@opencitylondon.com to book a place.