National Film and Television school
For half a century, the National Film and Television School (NFTS) has developed some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent – for which we were honoured to receive both the 2018 BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.
There is nothing quite like cutting a live TV show. This unique 12-month Postgraduate Diploma course aims to prepare you for a successful future as a vision mixer in live and recorded multi-camera studio TV production.
This unique Professional Diploma course, delivered in partnership with IMG, the world’s largest independent sports producers, aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state-of-the-art sports and live events coverage, highlights content and other material.
Do you have a passion for great sound? Do you want to work with high end broadcast sound equipment to bring great TV shows to life? This unique 12-month Postgraduate Diploma course aims to prepare you for a successful future as a sound recordist and mixer in multi-camera broadcasting.
This practical Postgraduate Diploma course is designed to give budding production managers a head start to launch a career in film or TV production.
Want to bring great stories to life through titles and motion graphics? This unique 12 month course, delivered in partnership with Sky, will equip students with the skills required to become a film and television graphics designer.
This unique and exciting one year full-time practical Postgraduate Diploma course aims to equip students with the skills and experience necessary to enhance their career in the field of professional model/prop making within animation or other media industries.
This 15-month Postgraduate Diploma - the only one of its kind in the UK - has been developed in response to industry demands for suitably trained production sound professionals.
Do you have a great eye for a shot? Do you want to bring great TV shows to life?
This unique 12-month Postgraduate Diploma course aims to prepare you for a successful future as a camera specialist in broadcast multi-camera studios.
This unique 13-month Postgraduate Diploma course aims to give students the skills and capabilities for a successful future career as a First, Second, Third Assistant Director and/or Floor Manager. It is delivered in partnership with the BBC Academy and with the support of The Production Guild of Great Britain.
Virtual Production (VP) is a rapidly growing area of content production. By combining CGI, game-engines, and virtual reality technologies, VP enables completely new ways of making film and TV, from virtual scouting, to set design, to real-time, on-set visual effects. VP techniques impact many core disciplines within filmmaking, from cinematography, to production design, VFX, animation, directing and beyond.
This blended delivery eight-week course, run in association with all3media, aims to give participants the skills and know how they need to create a high end television drama series.
This course is delivered in partnership with the BBC and designed to thoroughly train participants in becoming a key member of a filmed drama or production team.
Roughly 50,000 screenplays are registered every year with the WGA, and at least as many TV concepts are out there right now. In this highly competitive world of writing for film and television, the screenwriter can’t merely learn the principles, art and craft of screenwriting to ensure success. A ‘good story well told’ is simply not enough.
In this nine month Certificate Course, delivered in central London and online, they take a radically different approach, in which the writers themselves become the focus of the process.
We can all learn to draft a simple budget or to hire a small group of technicians, but the best producers know how to start the right projects in the right way, with a strong creative sense and commercial purpose – long before they ever get to that point in the process. The key to becoming a producer who is attractive to creative collaborators and financiers alike is an understanding of the whole process. An understanding, in short, of the market, the business – and of yourself.
Post Production. The importance of establishing a solid post production pipeline early on in the development of making a film or tv series is crucial.
This is the stage when all the ideas, script, performances, Picture, VFX and Sound come together, and are moulded into the final product. Done well, work carried out in Post can elevate a TV show or film to greatness, done poorly, it can overshadow a brilliantly written piece or even a performance of a lifetime.
This new course - created due to industry demand - is designed to thoroughly train participants in becoming a key member of a Locations Department team.
Participants will learn from practical workshops and on-set/location experience on drama projects and commercials. This will ensure that participants leave the course with relevant practical experience - including working with the latest COVID protocols - and some valuable contacts for starting out in the professional world.
Whether you want to be a writer, director, cinematographer, VFX artist or sound recordist this course is for you. In just six months, you will graduate with an insight into practical filmmaking from one of the top film schools in the world with a much more developed and well-rounded understanding of the industry and how films are made which will help set you up for a long and successful career in the industry.
In partnership with Aardman – the home of Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Early Man and more – this intensive 12-week course is taught by industry professionals at Aardman studios in Bristol.
There is an art to casting: it is an essential and often unrecognised element of all film, television and theatre productions. It is also one of the least understood jobs in the industry, largely because it is conducted behind closed doors.
Fees: Click here to see the full funding guide, including funding support for students that are eligible.