Elevate Your Creative Career: Explore NFTS Courses for 2024!

If your dream is to build a thriving career in the screen industries within film, television and games, then the National Film and Television School (NFTS) is the place for you. Applications are still open for a limited number of courses starting in early 2024!

If you’d like to kickstart your career in the creative industries, take a look at our courses starting in the new year...


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Visual Effects (VFX) MA

Our VFX MA course will give you extensive, practical training on real film sets, in a VFX and animation studio, and in cutting-edge grading and finishing suites. You will develop a variety of practical and creative skills from planning, through filming, emulation, CGI creation, VFX creation and finally post production, finishing and delivery. All students learn essential 2D and 3D VFX techniques, using the latest available software and camera technology, and then choose to specialise in either CG or Compositing. 

Collaboration is a key part of the course - VFX students work alongside those in other specialisms at the NFTS to make film, TV, games and other practical projects, including directors, cinematographers, editors, model makers and colourists.

With a graduate employment rate of over 90%, the NFTS helps to provide the industry with the next generation of VFX professionals, who go on to work in key roles on major productions. 

All production costs are included in the course fees, including the use of School facilities and equipment, and generous funding is available for UK applicants.

Unscripted Development Diploma
  • 1 year | part time | blended learning - Main Campus | delivered in partnership with Prime Video
  • Visit nfts.co.uk/unscripted

Get the professional training you need to kickstart your career in a world-leading UK industry. The UK continues to lead the world in creating and producing unscripted series.  From hit formats that have been sold around the globe such as Traitors or The 1% Club, to surprising and absorbing factual shows such as Clarkson’s Farm and Beckham – the global appetite for innovative and engaging content is huge!

unscripted development

This course seeks to capture the dynamism and creativity of unscripted television - with a particular focus on factual entertainment and formats - and will provide you with the skills you need to make your own professional contribution to it. Learning from industry professionals, including channel commissioners and top producers in production and development, this course plots the evolution of unscripted programmes from the initial idea to transmission.

The course embraces all kinds of unscripted content from premium docs and returnable factual series to formats which can travel the globe and factual entertainment.

To ensure that the course is accessible to as many people as possible, the course fee is 75% underwritten by course partners Prime Video.

Sean Connery Talent Lab
  • 1 year | part time | FirstStage Studios, Leith, Edinburgh | supported by a wide range of industry partners, trusts and foundations
  • Visit nfts.co.uk/sean-connery-talent-lab

This new and transformative 12-month talent development programme is set to become a cornerstone of the Scottish film industry. If you are a Scottish or UK National and an emerging writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor or production designer, apply now to join our year-long training programme, where you'll further your craft at a prime studio location in Edinburgh and increase the scale and ambition of your work.

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The Sean Connery Talent Lab, delivered by the NFTS, aims to support filmmakers with diverse and varied perspectives to take their work to the next level. Through a year-long programme, participants will ‘graduate’ with a short film that will be showcased to the industry.

To ensure the programme is as accessible to as many people as possible, each of the 30 places will be substantially subsidised, with 70% of fees generously underwritten by the Sean Connery Foundation.

Applications for the Sean Connery Talent Lab are open until midnight on Monday 29th January.


Check out the other courses with places remaining for January 2024 entry: nfts.co.uk/places-available

Found the course for you? Invest in your future and apply now!

Looking ahead? Save the date! Applications for MA, Diploma and Certificate courses starting in September 2024 and January 2025 will open on Monday 8th January.

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