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Left Bank Pictures - The Crown Scholarship Programme

Left Bank Pictures - The Crown Scholarship Programme

The Crown, a globally acclaimed Netflix series, stands as a testament to the power of craftsmanship in storytelling. For over a decade, a dedicated crew, including over 60 NFTS alumni, meticulously brought this masterpiece to life on screen.

The Left Bank Pictures – The Crown Scholarship programme, fuelled by a once-in-a-lifetime auction of 450 props, furniture, and costumes from all six seasons of The Crown, will give a host of new students the opportunity to receive world-class training and follow in our alumni’s footsteps.

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“Scholarships are really important to the future of the industry. It gives students the ability to focus on their course and their craft and not have to worry about funding.”

Nina Rice
NFTS Graduate, Sound Mixer The Crown

"It’s really important that the NFTS attracts all sorts of people from all backgrounds. Your financial circumstances shouldn’t limit your opportunities."

Daniel Greenway
NFTS Graduate, Editor The Crown

“Scholarships are a way to level up the opportunities for people who come from different backgrounds. Removing the financial burden for many, they are a blessing.”

Paulo Pandolpho
NFTS Graduate, Editor The Crown

The proceeds from the auction will support at least 50 students to train at the NFTS over next 20 years on fully funded scholarships with additional living expenses covered, allowing them to train on a wide range of our specialist film and television MA and Diploma courses including Cinematography, Composing, Directing Fiction, Editing, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting, Sound Design, VFX, Assistant Camera, Assistant Directing, Model Making, and Location Sound Recording.

If you're eager to pursue a career behind the camera in a specialist craft discipline, we encourage you to apply to become one of the first Crown Scholars and begin your journey shaping the future of the industry.


To become a Crown Scholar, prospective students need to follow a straightforward application process by applying for the course of their choice (listed above.) Upon receiving an offer of a place, applicants will be invited to apply for funding.

Eligibility is limited to candidates who have been permanent residents in the UK for the last three years and hold a British passport.

Apply now and be part of the legacy of The Crown Scholarship programme, contributing to the rich tapestry of the UK’s film and television industry as you embark on a transformative journey with the NFTS!

The NFTS awards an unparalleled number of scholarships and bursaries to British students, underscoring its commitment to fostering talent within the industry. For more info go to:

Thanks to Left Bank Pictures, Netflix and Bonhams for making the Left Bank Pictures - The Crown Scholarship programme possible.