Unlock Your Virtual Production Potential At The NFTS!

Are you ready to take your career in the film and television industry to the next level? Applications are now open for the third intake of the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) ground-breaking Virtual Production Certificate, starting in January 2024. 

We are delighted to partner with Screen Scotland for a second consecutive year in order to support six talented creative professionals living and working in Scotland, as well as partnering for the first time with VP pioneers Dimension Studio, to provide a further six highly sought after, subsidised spaces for diverse talent across the UK.

“The course provided a comprehensive understanding of the technology and process, and it was the perfect motivation for me to dive into Unreal Engine, which I'd been wanting to explore for a while for filmmaking.”

Matthew Cowan, Animation Director, Glasgow

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Thanks to our partnership with Dimension Studio, who have been leading the field in Virtual Production in recent years, participants will enjoy invaluable access to industry experts and insight, including a visit to their world-class Virtual Production facilities.

In addition, Screen Scotland will also cover travel and accommodation costs for the six eligible Scotland-based participants, to support the cost of attending the in-person sessions. The course is part-time and has been flexibly designed to fit around those working full-time. 

Why Choose The NFTS Virtual Production Certificate?

Join a growing and dynamic community of VP alumni who have already made their mark in the industry. Launched in 2021 to meet the surging demand for skilled crew members equipped to work on VP productions across the globe, recent graduates have found success at leading companies such as Netflix, Yahoo Studios, &Why, Hat Trick Productions, and many more. Their achievements span a diverse range of specialisations including Cinematography, VFX, Motion Capture and Documentary making. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this thriving network of professionals who are shaping the future of virtual production. 

“The Virtual Production course was the perfect mix of technical training in real-time filmmaking technologies, hands-on in-studio practice and exposure to top-of-their-game professionals.”

Robyn Winfield-Smith, Director, 2023 cohort

Apply Now!


The application window is currently open until midnight on Tuesday 31st October. To qualify, all you need is a minimum of two years of experience in the screen industry along with some production or post-production background. Whether you come from a technical background like games, VFX, 3D Animation, graphic design or you’re part of a technical film crew (eg. camera department), we welcome your unique skills and perspective. A passion for upskilling your career to the next level is a definite plus. 

Join Our Virtual Open Day

Mark your calendar for Tuesday 24th October from 1-2pm and join course leader Becky Gregory-Clarke and Lead Tutor Johnny Johnson for an informative online Open Day. This is an unmissable chance to get the inside track on the Virtual Production Certificate, ask any burning questions and gain valuable insights.

Register free today: bit.ly/3rwD42p

For more information and details of how to apply for the next intake starting in January 2024, please visit the course page: nfts.co.uk/virtual-production

  • Applications open – Thursday 5th October 2023 
  • Online Open Day - Tuesday 24th October (1-2pm) 
  • Application deadline – Tuesday 31st October 2023 (midnight)
  • Interview Dates – 27th & 28th November 2023 (online)
  • Offers made – early December 2023
  • Course start – Saturday 13th January 2024
  • Course completes – end of June 2024

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