Our Courses

We offer 2 courses at FDI - Art Direction for Film and AutoCAD located at Pinewood Studios that are approved by Screenskills.

They are widely recognised within the industry and professional bodies such as the British Film Designers Guild. The Art Direction Course expressly works through a set of exercises and projects that intentionally assembles for the individual student to enable you to take the critical initial steps towards becoming a successful Art Director or Production Designer.

The aim is to give you a solid industry relevant grounding through an intense training and study, to enable you to build you a portfolio that reflects your skill set.

The AutoCAD course provides you with the confidence in how to use the software for work inthe film industry.

  1. Art Direction Course for Film (Certificate In Draughting)

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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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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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

Associate Tutor

Ray Stanley BA MA FRSA

Ray Stanley BA MA FRSA

Auto Cad Tutor

A.N. Kealoha (Kee)

A.N. Kealoha (Kee)

Guest Tutor

Peter Young

Peter Young