Diploma

Overview


This course aims to give students all they need to become a digital producer of innovative media content. We want to get you pitching ideas for new formats and systems that will be a hit on TV, YouTube, Facebook and the countless other platforms used for transmitting and receiving content around the world today.

The course, delivered in partnership with Sky, gives students the opportunity to work on original online and social video production, 360 Video and VR, digital products, apps and game development, multi-platform TV production and social media.

Sessions will be taught by industry experts, and there’ll be opportunities to collaborate with students from other specialisms, including Games Design and Development and a host of film and television production courses.

All NFTS students can attend the School’s masterclasses programme, with recent guests including Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, The Dark Knight, Interstellar), Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here) and Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep, The Death of Stalin).

What you will study

The Creative Producing for Digital Platforms Diploma teaches you the skills you need to devise, develop and deliver interactive and immersive experiences that audiences of the future will love.

The film and television industries – along with the wider creative industries and the independent arts sector - need people who understand what makes good digital content and how people like to watch, browse, interact and play online.

You’ll become conversant with the relevant interactive, transmedia and digital production skills required to maximise the potential of films, television programmes and creative content across new platforms. You’ll learn to track and retain audiences, build presence and encourage a loyalty to brands and programmes. You'll be designing new forms of media, and understanding how those forms fit their market and find their audience.

The course will be full-time over 12 months (starting in January each year) and will be delivered at the NFTS in its historic studios, with regular visits to London-based production companies and time spent at Sky Studios.

 

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Current or recent tutors

Kim Plowright

Kim Plowright

Visiting tutor

Credits include the BAFTA and Emmy winning D-Day: As it Happens

Tim Wright

Tim Wright

Course Leader, Creative Producing

Tim is a digital writer and cross platform producer with more than 20 years’ experience 

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Home/EU/EEA £8,000

This course is only open to UK and EU/EEA applicants.

The NFTS does not charge you extra for the cost of productions or materials.

A non-refundable deposit of £500 is required against the cost of your fees on confirmation of your place.

Students are expected to pay for their own travel costs to work placements. They are also expected to provide their own laptops, which must be able to run Adobe Creative Suite and display large Powerpoint/Keynote slideshows. It will also need to be able to run Unity (https://unity3d.com/unity/system-requirements) and be able to connect to the school display systems via HDMI. The School does not supply MSOffice software. Students will need their own copy of Powerpoint or Keynote in order to create presentations.

Entry requirements

Applicants do not necessarily have to have a university Bachelors degree to apply for the course, but must be able to: demonstrate a knowledge of television/film/online; provide details of past achievements; and show a passion for the subject.

You may have previously studied media, advertising, film and tv, design, new media, computer science, or psychology. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, but are helped by a playful, collaborative approach to learning.

If you are not an EEA National, you must already be in possession of a UK visa valid for the duration of this course.  We are unable to accept your application if you do not.

If you are not sure whether your experience or qualifications are appropriate, please ask the Registry for advice - info@nfts.co.uk.

How to apply

Application deadline: Contact Registry

 

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Applicants must complete the online application form and submit the following supporting materials:

  • A one page (A4) proposal for a digital extension to a television programme broadcast on a Sky television channel.