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Gain a 360 degree understanding of film production.

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career from screenwriter to VFX artist, director to sound recordist and more, this course will allow you to explore a variety of avenues and behind the scenes roles within filmmaking. Over this 6-month part-time certificate course, you'll gain an insight into all elements of the filmmaking process.

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"My understanding of filmmaking has grown from a very enthusiastic lover of film to a clear understanding of the craft, commitment and integrity needed to be truly involved in the making of film."

Elizabeth Elstub
Course graduate

"I've gained a better understanding of the narrative film making process and to fill in my own knowledge gaps. Plus, I’m finding I have a greater interest in areas of which I had no prior experience!”

Christopher Keenan
Course graduate

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This 6-month course is mainly online, every Tuesday evening and Saturday morning, over Zoom and includes a practical five day residential at the NFTS towards the end of your course. It aims to help you develop and discover your own strengths and areas of interest by drawing on Industry professionals who will share their invaluable knowledge and advice.

You will graduate with an insight into practical filmmaking from one of the top film schools in the world with a much more developed and well-rounded understanding of the Industry and how films are made - which will help set you up for a long and successful career in the Industry.


You’ll be taught by senior tutors from across the NFTS giving you unparalleled access to some of the best film teachers in the world, and they’ll also give you advice on how best to move forward with your CV, pursue your specialism or apply to the NFTS to do an MA or Diploma.

If you complete this course and then successfully secure a place on an NFTS MA or Diploma course, we will refund you half the certificate course fee on taking up your MA or Diploma place at the School.


An NFTS Humanitarian Scholarship is available for this course. Students fleeing conflict and persecution and are seeking asylum in the UK, or who hold refugee status in any country are eligible to apply.