While the Covid-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on education across the UK and globally, here at the NFTS we want to ensure we are keeping prospective students informed and supported throughout this uncertain period and to provide answers to any key questions you may have about applying.

The NFTS is following the latest advice from the UK governmentPublic Health England and the NHS.

Applications for our courses are open and we are planning for the Autumn term to start as usual in September 2020. As the situation evolves, should anything change, we will update you via our website and contact you via email directly.

For all diploma courses starting in September we have extended the application deadline to 31st May so there is still plenty of time to apply! nfts.co.uk/places-available

During the pandemic and with the doors of the School physically shut, NFTS Heads of Department have worked incredibly hard to ensure our students maximise the learning that can be achieved remotely on each of their courses. The NFTS is 100% committed to supporting our students and the provision of their curriculum online. Through continuous communication and the assistance of platforms such as Zoom and Facebook Workplace, we are able to deliver the world class teaching the NFTS is renowned for.

NFTS Director Jon Wardle and Sir Sam Mendes in Zoom Masterclass with NFTS students

In addition, during this period our students have also:

-Enjoyed Virtual Masterclasses from many acclaimed names from across the film and television industry including David Fincher, Sally Wainwright, Ricky Gervais and Sam Mendes via Zoom, with many more to come.

-Taken part in ‘Open House’ sessions – extra curricular activities that further enhance their learning and skills. 

-Access to Mindfulness and Wellbeing sessions

-Continued to make films while safely at home via a weekly ‘60 Second Challenge’ brief. Check out how you can get involved over on our social media.

All our Open Days now take place virtually and we have already hosted a number of these very successfully. Why not join us for the opportunity to ‘meet’ Heads of Department, current students and alumni, have your questions answered and see examples of student work. Go to nfts.co.uk/opendays for a list of upcoming Virtual Open Days and to book your place. Should you have any questions, email openday@nfts.co.uk. We look forward to virtually meeting you!

If you have already applied to the NFTS and feel anxious about any element of the application process, please contact info@nfts.co.uk. We would like to set your mind at rest so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We continue to review course applications and our registry team are working hard to process these as quickly as possible.