NFTS Scotland opened its doors in spring 2018, bringing the National Film and Television School’s world-class training and innovation to Scotland.

“It’s a huge privilege to be one of the first participants to enrol at NFTS Scotland, which I could not have done without the support of the bursary fund provided by the Scottish Government and the BBC. Their support has helped start my journey to fulfilling my dream to be a successful documentary director and producer in Scotland.” Meray Diner, course participant

Based in the BBC Scotland building in Glasgow’s Pacific Quay, and delivering some courses in Dumbarton, NFTS Scotland offers a range of bespoke courses designed to develop the creative talent and expertise of graduates and people already working in Scotland’s screen sector.

The courses are taught by experienced industry professionals working in film, television and games. 

NFTS Scotland is keen to encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds. Thanks to Scottish Government funding, we are able to offer discretionary bursaries for our courses to those who are eligible. 

You can explore our courses or register your interest to be kept up to date with all the latest developments.

If you have a course suggestion, bursary enquiry or require further information about a course, please email us at

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual courses are specified on each course page. In general, for short courses, that are not of an introductory nature, we request a current CV to accompany your application and at least two professional credits to demonstrate your experience and commitment to pursuing your chosen path with the industry.

If you are a non-EEA/Swiss national, you must also have the appropriate visa prior to attending one of our courses. The rules vary for short courses and longer qualification courses. You can find out more about which visa you should apply for here. Most of our short courses would be covered under the short-term student visa, while certificates and diplomas would require a Tier 4 visa. 

If your application is successful, we can reserve a place on a course for you, subject to you submitting your immigration paperwork. We will request a copy of your visa and ID (passport) prior to your attendance on the course to confirm your immigration status. Therefore, we advise that you make early preparation for both your course and visa applications. 

Bursary information

If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria or are able to pay for the course. 

Once you have submitted your application, bursary applications should be submitted to Please see the individual course details for application deadlines. 

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help.

Contact us

NFTS Scotland, Zone 3.06, BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland G51 1DA
Tel: 0141 422 6461 | Email:

Head of NFTS Scotland: Alison Goring
Development Manager: Abigail Howkins

For Press Enquiries, email Mirinda Dawkins on

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