This programme prepares you for a career in supporting visual effects (VFX) projects.
You could be providing technical assistance to creative departments, troubleshooting workflow issues, or managing data and resources.
Assistant Technical Directors use industry-standard graphics applications, scripting languages and operating systems. They may support projects by gathering artist requirements, designing solutions, or coding small-scale tools. They need to work well in a team and be good communicators.
ATDs are typically employed by a range of small to large-scale post-production companies across film, television and commercial industries.
Employers set their own entry requirements, but typically you might need:
- GCSEs at grade 4 (C or above OR
- A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification in ICT or a moving-picture-related subject
You're likely to also need English & Maths at Level 2 (this could be in the form of your GCSEs), and you might be asked for online portfolio or coding samples, or to complete a timed assessment.
Complete the programme and you could progress into a career as a Technical Director, Software Developer, Rigger or FX Artist.
You could work in the film, television or commercial industries.