Full-time Courses

Full-time Courses

Explore our full time courses below! When you join the National Film and Television School, you will receive world class tuition, unrivalled links to industry, networking opportunities and study within state-of-the-art facilities, elevating you to the highest level in your chosen pathway.

Boost your employability and get set for success as we prepare you for a rewarding career in film, television and games where our credits tell the story.

Master's

Ready to focus on one specialism? Explore our extensive range of MA courses and gain a competitive edge by spending two life-changing years at one of the world’s best film schools.  

Our two year MA’s start in January each year, with students based in our Beaconsfield location. Applicants can come from a range of backgrounds, including undergraduate study or have 3-4 years of relevant industry experience.

Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page has more information to help you, including entry requirements.

Diplomas

Our full time Diplomas are all about building your creativity and are dedicated to giving you the specialist skills and opportunities needed for an outstanding career in the exciting screen sector.

Courses start in either January or September and range in length from 12-15 months – please check individual course pages for further information. Applicants can come from undergraduate study, or alternative qualifications with impressive portfolios, a creative track record and proven interest in the subject. All full-time Diplomas are delivered from our Beaconsfield location.

Certificates

Our innovative full-time certificate courses are practice based and vary from 8 weeks to 9 months. They are delivered across all our locations in the UK.

Applicants must be 18 or over to apply., should have a good general education, a passion for the field and an eagerness to pursue a career within the industry.

Filter by course type
Cinematography course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline has now passed for Jan 2025 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Cinematography

This highly practical course explores the many ways in which the cinematographer participates in the collaborative process of translating screenplays...

Cinematography
Composing for Film and Television course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline has now passed for Jan 2025 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Composing for Film and Television

We offer a flexible curriculum adaptable to our students’ individual needs, with access to individual music suites, recording sessions with...

Composing for Film and Television
Creative Business course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 25 Jul 2024 2 Years - Beaconsfield/London Full-time

Masters

Creative Business

The course is taught by players from across the creative industries. It comprises two days per week of tutor-led seminars...

Creative Business
Directing and Producing Science and Natural History course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 4 Jul 2024 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Directing and Producing Science and Natural History

The course includes masterclasses from Industry experts (including the world-renowned BBC Natural History Unit) and work experience at major wildlife...

Directing and Producing Science and Natural History
Directing and Producing Television Entertainment course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 4 Jul 2024 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Directing and Producing Television Entertainment

This intensely practical course focuses on major entertainment genres. You’ll be taught by top industry professionals on location and in...

Directing and Producing Television Entertainment
Directing Animation course page link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 4 Jul 2024 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Directing Animation

Our program encompasses both the artistic and commercial worlds of animation - our grad films have won some of the...

Directing Animation
Directing Documentary course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline has now passed for Jan 2025 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Directing Documentary

You'll collaborate with students in other specialisms to make several films and participate in practical projects, developing the vital skills...

Directing Documentary
Directing Fiction course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline has now passed for Jan 2025 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Directing Fiction

Collaborate with students in other specialisms as you make several films and practical projects, putting into practice the skills you...

Directing Fiction
Editing course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline has now passed for Jan 2025 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Editing

You will work to Industry standards using high-end facilities. You are encouraged to consider your craft as part of the...

Editing
Film Studies, Programming and Curation course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 18 Jul 2024 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Film Studies, Programming and Curation

You’ll learn about the practicalities of film exhibition in a wide range of environments, and how this intersects with other...

Film Studies, Programming and Curation
Games Design and Development course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 4 Jul 2024 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Games Design and Development

We have a ‘games innovation’ ethos, giving you the opportunity to create complete games in a unique environment, collaborating with...

Games Design and Development
Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 4 Jul 2024 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition

You will get the opportunity to work with leading industry partners to gain specialist knowledge, insights and hands-on work experience...

Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition
Producing course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline has now passed for Jan 2025 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Producing

As a student on the MA Producing course, you will produce at least three short films to industry standard, with...

Producing
Production Design course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 4 Jul 2024 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Production Design

You’ll learn in a fully equipped design studio, where you’ll be designing for live action shoots, using traditional and digital...

Production Design
Screenwriting course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline has now passed for Jan 2025 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Screenwriting

The voice of the individual screenwriter is at the heart of our course. You’ll be taught by working screenwriters, producers...

Screenwriting
Sound Design for Film and Television course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Applications are now closed for 2025 entry 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Sound Design for Film and Television

At the NFTS, you’ll get to work in industry-standard facilities and learn all aspects of audio post-production, developing the techniques...

Sound Design for Film and Television
VFX course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 4 Jul 2024 2 Years Full-time

Masters

Visual Effects (VFX)

Visual Effects (VFX) has been an integral part of the National Film and Television School curriculum for over 15 years...
Visual Effects (VFX)
Assistant Camera course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 26 Sep 2024 1 Year Part-time

Diploma

Assistant Camera (Focus Pulling and Loading)

The course is structured to allow people active in the film and television industry to attend the course and in...

Assistant Camera (Focus Pulling and Loading)
Assistant Directing course link

Main Campus Sep 2024 Applications are now closed for 2024 entry 1 Year Full-time

Diploma

Assistant Directing and Floor Managing

Being an Assistant Director (AD) or Floor Manager (FM) is a demanding role that requires a level head, self-confidence and...

Assistant Directing and Floor Managing
Cameras for TV Production course link

Main Campus Jan 2025 Application deadline 4 Jul 2024 1 Year Full-time

Diploma

Cameras for Television Production

One of the key benefits of this course is that you’ll closely collaborate with students on other courses to shoot...

Cameras for Television Production