Membership Categories

The GTC invites applications for membership from those engaged in the television and moving image industries.

PLEASE NOTE: Camera professionals, students, DITs, vision engineers and others are all eligible to apply under our Full, Associate and Student categories. Those working outside the television industry may apply under our Affiliate grade.

If you are unsure of whether you will be eligible to join, or which category to apply for, please contact the GTC administrator for advice.

What does joining the GTC entitle you to? Please see our Member Benefits.

Full Membership: £65.00 p/a

To qualify you will be required to have at least three years’ professional experience in any branch of television. You will be entitled to vote on GTC matters, use our official logo, and append MGTC to your name.



Affiliate Membership: £65.00 p/a

There are many people working in the television industry and media who, in the opinion of the GTC Council, would further or promote the objectives of the GTC but do not qualify under any other category. Affiliate members do not have voting rights and may not use the GTC logo.



Student Membership: £20.00 p/a

A suitable category for individuals attending a full or part-time course that is recognised by the GTC Council as being appropriate. Members in this category will automatically be transferred to full membership at the first renewal following the end of their course. This category does not carry voting rights and members at this grade may not use the GTC logo.



Associate Membership: £40.00 p/a

This category is appropriate if you have had less than three years’ professional experience in any branch of television. You will be entitled to vote on GTC matters but will not be allowed to use the GTC logo or use the MGTC letters after your name.



Academic Membership: Free

Since 2018 Academic membership (for tutors of colleges and establishments of Higher Education whose aims are compatible with the aims of the GTC) has been free. This category of membership caters for universities, colleges and other higher education establishments offering courses that include camera operation to a professional level.

The organisation is the member, with one nominated representative (normally a course lecturer), to be the point of contact. Academic membership has special entitlements, including additional copies of our publication Zerb and the possibility of additional places on our selected workshops for course students (non-members). Please contact the GTC Education Officer, Luke Sheehan, for more details and how to apply.



Retired Membership: £30.00 p/a

You may join the GTC as a Retired Member only if you would have qualified for Full Membership in your working capacity. Existing members, who have permanently retired from full-time employment, may change their grade and will retain their voting rights and use the official GTC logo.



IAWF Membership

IAWF LogoTo join the GTC as an IAWF member, please visit the IAWF website to apply. Your application as a Full member will be approved by the IAWF team and you will then be routed back to this site to complete the subscription process.



As a professional Guild with admission criteria, we do all we can to verify that applications for the various categories of membership are valid. The more information about your experience, reference contact details and/or GTC referee names you can give us at the time of making your application, the faster we will be able to process your application, so please include as much relevant information as possible.

Payment Methods

UK Overseas
Direct Debit SWIFT Bank Transfer
PayPal PayPal
BACS, Internet Bank Transfer


Contact Details

For more information please contact:

GTC Membership Administrator
Briar Cottage
Holyhead Road
LL61 5YX

Tel: 0300 111 4123


* The word 'professional' in these categories refers to camera professionals who earn their living working in all branches of the television and moving picture industries.