Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition
Duration 2 Years
Next intake January 2019
Application deadline Last Few Places Available
Scholarships availableBegin your application
Could you turn a great story into a box office success?
An exclusive scholarship is available from our course partners, the UK Cinema Association.
This unique, practical MA course aims to give students all the tools to they need pre-sell, market, distribute, retail and exhibit films, television shows and games in the digital age.
Our students get the opportunity to work with leading industry partners to gain both specialist knowledge, insights and hands-on work experience, as well as developing a strong network of contacts that will prove invaluable throughout their careers. They will have company visits and work placements at top entertainment companies, mentoring from established professionals, and attend major film television and games festivals including the Berlin Film Festival and EGX, the UK’s biggest games event.
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
This course will take participants through the process of taking a piece of content (a game, TV show or a feature film) to its market – examining how the sales, marketing, distribution and retail (or exhibition) side of each industry works from “nose to tail”. The course will also look at the emergence of new and innovative forms of media that merge traditional media with digital markets and the commercial side of each.
By the end of the course students will be expected to have an unrivalled overview of the three key sectors and be able to move between them with ease, making them both very employable executives and marketers who can utilise multi-disciplinary skills to innovate in their chosen sector. Students’ final projects will be a live proposal for, and implementation of, an ambitious sales, marketing and distribution strategy for a film, television show or computer game.
At the heart of the course are two six-week work placements at major entertainment businesses, field trips to film, television and games fesivals, alongside professionally led seminars from executives at some of the world’s most prestigious companies.
Current or recent tutors
Deborah RowlandHead of Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition
Deborah has over 24 years’ experience in entertainment marketing and film distribution.
Industry professionals lead a range of workshops and exercises throughout the course. In this example, our students are given an insight into how to create great movie trailers.
Some proven experience in Marketing, Sales, Distribution, Press and PR is desirable. We would hope that students have worked in the media (although not limited to the industries we cover) and have a passion for Film, TV and/or games.
While many applicants will have a degree from a British or overseas university, we will consider applicants who do not have a degree if they have an impressive portfolio, a creative track record or an alternative qualification.
For international students, more information about our entry requirements, including Visa and English language requirements, can be found here.
If you are not sure whether your experience or qualifications are appropriate, please ask the Registry for advice - firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
Application deadline: Last Few Places Available
Applicants must complete the online application form and the following additional material:
- An overview of a marketing campaign that you are familiar with (no more than two sides of A4)
We are happy to receive applications at any time up until the midnight of the application deadline date.Begin your application