Brand New Channel 4 Rose Building & 4K Sky Studios at the NFTS Unveiled


Brand New Channel 4 Rose Building & 4K Sky Studios at the NFTS Unveiled

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Leading industry representatives from the film, television and games industries turned out in their droves to toast the opening of the £20 million  development of the School including the ‘Channel 4 Rose’ building (named after the  late Senior Commissioning Editor for Fiction at Channel 4, David Rose) and ‘Sky Studios at the NFTS’, a brand new 4K digital content training studio and hub.

The ‘Channel 4 Rose’ building houses our cutting-edge facilities for the Digital Effects MA and Games Design & Development MA. ‘Sky Studios at the NFTS’ is home to our new 4k television studio, which will predominantly benefit our Directing and Producing Television Entertainment MA. The NFTS is the only UK film school to have its own TV studio built to this standard. (If you would like to study in this state-of-the-art environment with Industry standard equipment, than apply now for one of the last remaining places on these courses. More info at, and

Lord David Puttnam was also announced as the School’s new Life President to replace the late Lord Richard Attenborough.

The Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP, the long-serving former Minister of State for Digital and Culture at the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), unveiled the new buildings alongside Channel 4 Chief Executive, David Abraham; Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content at Sky and NFTS Deputy Chairman, Stephen Louis.

Following the unveiling, guests were invited to go on a tour of the School and experience:

  • The new 4K multi-camera digital content training studio and hub, guided by Head of Television, David G Croft
  • Cinematography and Design departments, led by Co-Head of Cinematography, Stuart Harris and Head of Production Design, Caroline Amies
  • A glimpse into the worlds of animation and model making,  led by Head of Animation, Robert Bradbrook
  • An experience of VR and 360 video, led by Head of Games, Alan Thorn and Head of Digital Effects, John Rowe.

Guests were then treated to champagne and canapes while chatting to staff and alumni.