NFTS Creative Business: Where Are They Now?

20 September 2021: The NFTS Creative Business MA is a two-year course that gives you all the tools to create the creative businesses of the future – whether in publishing, theatre, games, film, television, music or digital entertainment. In this blog find out from graduates of the course from the last few years the variety of roles that you could explore following studying at the NFTS.

Lia Ikkos graduated from the course in 2020 and is now working as an Event Co-ordinator at the Pacha Group’s newest location in Mykonos, Greece.

Lia Ikkos

“The NFTS Creative Business MA allowed me to find my place in the diverse creative industries. By bringing in the leaders and pioneers of new business in the creative industries to show us what the journey to entrepreneurial success is really like, it grounded my ambition in realistic expectations. With the practical toolkit for how to embark on the road to creating your own entertainment business, I have been able to pursue my vision with information and an unparalleled network.”

2019 graduate Thea Bauman is Senior Manager of International Development at Australia Council for the Arts.

The course is taught by major players from across the creative industries. We recently caught up with Dr Alex Connock, the new Head of Department for the Creative Business course to find out his plans for its future.

Dr Alex Connock

“At the National Film and Television School, an understanding of the media business is critical to any course - but our Masters in Creative Business is the one that puts it front and centre. And this is an incredible time to be doing that.” You can read the full interview here: and read this piece from him in Business Impact on ‘understanding the media industry’s brave new worlds’:

Deepa Bajaj, who graduated in 2019, is now Commercial Strategy Manager at Cazoo.

Deepa Bajaj

“I used every semester of the NFTS Masters in Creative Business with a singular focus to refine the business idea for my startup FilmTribe ( This included leveraging myself into working as a Business Analyst for the BFI Filmography, the then newly launched official British film database, with the support of the then NFTS Head of Department Chris Auty. Using the two years at the School to go through many iterations of the pitch deck of FilmTribe, helped me in successfully receiving the Exceptional Talent in Technology visa and an invitation into the Global Entrepreneur Programme by the Department of International Trade, both by the UK Government.

I currently work as the Strategy Manager for Cazoo, founded by the LoveFilm (now known as Amazon Prime Video) founder Alex Chesterman OBE. While it is the fastest unicorn in UK history, possibly the fastest to go through in IPO in European history, and on track to maybe become the fastest to make $2 billion in revenue in world history, I hope to return to work at the intersection of entertainment and technology as soon as possible. A thank you to BBC and Warner Bros for partly funding my education at NFTS, to help carve my way forward in a different continent!”

Just a few months after graduating from the course in May 2021 graduate Josh Radomsky is working as a Corporate Development and Strategy intern at Ocado.

The course is split between the NFTS London hub and Beaconsfield hub, so students are able to benefit not only from London as a ‘global hub’ but also the School’s state of the art facilities and opportunities to collaborate with students on other courses. You can find out more about this incredibly unique and innovative course on the NFTS website.

Visit to find out more and apply today to start January 2022.