Our Courses

We offer 3 courses at FDI; Art Direction, Advanced Art Direction, and AutoCAD, all located at Pinewood Studios. Both the Art Direction Course and the Advanced Art Direction Course intentionally assembles for the individual student, a set of exercises and projects to enable the critical initial step towards becoming a successful Art Director and Production Designer. Whilst the AutoCAD course provides you with the confidence in how to use the software.

  1. Art Direction Course (Certificate In Draughting)
  2. Advanced Art Direction Course
  3. AutoCAD

No other course had offered the level of expertise on offer in terms of teaching and knowledge of the industry.

Chris Evans

Art Department, (The Gunman, Fortitude, Knights of the round table)

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Learning the traditions and discipline of hand draughting was a revelation, and placed me firmly on my current career path.

Dorrie Young

Senior Draughtsman (Harry Potter, Legend of Tarzan, Justice League)

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In every persons career there are always key mentors and supporters along the way. For me, Terry is one of these people and FDI was the start of a career I love.

Andy Proctor

Draughtsman (Star Wars: Force Awakens, Rogue One, Cinderella)

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I thank Terry for believing in me, all those years ago and for giving me the confidence and skill set that are required in the Film Industry today.

Damian Leon Watts

Assistant Art Director, (Mission Impossible 5, Dad’s Army, Woman in Black)

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Our Tutors

Auto Cad Tutor

A.N. Kealoha (Kee)

A.N. Kealoha (Kee)

Associate Tutor

Ray Stanley

Ray Stanley

Guest Tutor

Peter Young

Peter Young