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If you are a British Citizen, you can afford it! NFTS’ fees unlike many other film and TV schools include the costs of all the films and TV shows made at NFTS as part of our curriculum, including the graduation films.

Fees cover tuition, resources and equipment, materials and unlike other schools all production costs. In addition, for all the productions you are involved in you will be given a cash Production Budget. Fees must be paid in full before registration for each year of the course and are not refundable under any circumstances. Many UK students at the NFTS receive some form of financial assistance with the cost of their course - find out about scholarships and other sources of funding on our Scholarships page.

British and EU Nationals or Internationals with indefinite leave to remain in the UK are entitled to tuition fees at the Home rate. EEA and Swiss Nationals, children of Turkish workers, and students with Refugee status or with leave to remain, may also qualify. Please refer to the UKCISA website - www.ukcisa.org.uk - to determine if you qualify for the Home rate of tuition fees.

EU referendum: All students currently studying at the NFTS or starting in January 2018 are guaranteed their fees at home rate until the end of their course.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to clarify where tuition fees for EU citizens will stand for students commencing a course in January 2019 as we are currently awaiting decision from the Department for Business, Skills and Innovation. We intend to keep you updated as soon as more information is available.

2017 Course Fees

MA COURSES

There is a compulsory, non-refundable £60 application fee for each MA application 

Cinematography                             
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Composing For Film & Television                                     
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives
£9,000 a year (Home fees) | £14,000 a year (Overseas fees)

Digital Effects
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Directing Animation
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Directing Documentary
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Directing Fiction
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Directing & Producing Science & Natural History
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Directing & Producing Television Entertainment
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Editing
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Film Studies Programming & Curation
£9,000 a year (Home fees) | £14,000 a year (Overseas fees)

Games Design & Development
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Marketing, Distribution, Sales & Exhibition
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Producing
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Production Design
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Production Technology
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Screenwriting
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

Sound Design for Film & Television
£12,800 a year (Home fees) | £27,000 a year (Overseas Fees)

DIPLOMA COURSES

This course is only open to UK and EEA applicants

Please note: a non-refundable deposit of £500 is required against the cost of your fees on confirmation of your place.

Assistant Camera (Focus Pulling and Loading) - £6,000

Assistant Directing & Floor Managing£8,000 

Cameras, Sound & Vision Mixing for Television Production£7,750 

Creative Producing for Digital Platforms£7,500 

Directing Commercials£7,500 

Factual Development and Production£5,400

Graphics and Titles for Television and Film£7,500

Model Making for Animation - £9,000

Production Accounting£7,500

Production Management for Film and Television£8,000 

Production Sound for Film and Television£8,000 

Script Development£5,700 

Sports Production£7,500 

Writing and Producing Comedy£7,500 

CERTIFICATE COURSES

This course is only open to UK and EEA applicants
Please note: a non-refundable deposit of £500 is required against the cost of your fees on confirmation of your place.

Character Animation 2017£4,500

Script Supervision & Continuity for Film & Television£3,150

Summerdocs - Documentary Summer School 2017£3,025 

TV Drama - Creating The Bible 2017£3,000

Admissions selection workshops

As a part of our admissions selection process, successful applicants are required to attend a Selection Workshop for some MA courses.

This workshop is full-time and it will allow the applicant to experience the National Film and Television School environment and working methods. It will also give us the opportunity to see potential students in action and enable us to determine the final selection of students to join the MA course in January. The workshop is designed to be of benefit to all participants, irrespective of whether they are eventually offered a place on the course.

The fees for workshops are:

Cinematography - £100 (3 days)

Composing - £60 (2 days)

Directing Animation - £150 (5 days)

Directing Documentary - £150 (6 days)

Editing - £150 (5 days)

Producing - £150 (5 days)

Sound Design - £150 (5 days)

EEA Member countries are:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Please note: Switzerland is not a member of the EU or the EEA. However since 1 June the NFTS - like UKCISA - treats Swiss nationals in the same way as nationals from EEA countries.