Eastside Studios Professional Development Programme (ESS PDP) is a unique, fully subsidised programme that trains and builds knowledge across technical and creative approaches to digital media and moving image production in 18-25 year olds facing barriers into the film, television and digital industries. Throughout the 6 month course, participants develop their technical knowledge, showreel, professional networks and CV while gaining valuable insights from industry professionals across intensive practical modules and live briefs. The programme offers focussed learning experiences in professional and supportive environments and plentiful opportunities to develop independent ideas and creative voices.
Our Professional Development Programme provides paid opportunities on in house digital media production projects and commissioned projects with external collaborators to a range of audiences and clients. Some of our in-house projects include Spoken Word Power and April Foolery and we have worked across the country with commissioning partners including VOXED Dance Theatre and Luca Rutherford.
Please see short films for examples at the bottom of this page. We are also developing some very exciting industry partnerships (watch this space for further details).