Short course


A multi-camera director needs the ability to interpret a script creatively and construct action and story sequences whilst manipulating images from several cameras simultaneously.  Be it a simple interview or the excitement of a rock band.  In addition, a multi-camera director must have the presence and personality to be able to lead a studio crew.

On this intensely practical course, delivered in partnership with City of Glasgow College, students will be introduced to the principles of multi-camera directing by undertaking a variety of directing exercises including how to direct music. Students will also experience the roles of vision mixing, floor managing and operating studio cameras.

The course is led by David G. Croft, an award winning television director who has directed some of the best-known entertainment and music programmes of the last three decades. At the BBC he directed a wide range of Arts & Entertainment programmes and specialised in directing major rock events including Live Aid, which won a BAFTA, The Prince’s Trust and the Free Nelson Mandela Concert. David also produced and directed a trilogy of one-hour documentary specials for BBC2 on Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger & Bryan Ferry.


Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Course Fee: £2650

Bursaries, supported by the Scottish Government, are also available for those who are eligible.


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, along with a diversity monitoring form, to


NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

NFTS Scotland Diversity Monitoring Form 



How to apply

Application deadline: Register your interest

Please register your interest now to be advised of new course dates once they become available.