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Short Courses

The high standards and innovation set by the NFTS continues at ShortCourses@NFTS.

Here industry professionals can further their careers through training courses taught by experienced tutors working in film and television. We have a huge range of technical and creative courses, in everything from 16/35mm Camera to Running Your Own Production Company.

This week’s pick: Fresh from Suicide Squad, Ghostbusters and The Jungle Book, Carlos Ciudad will deliver the first course in the UK dedicated to Introducing VFX Producing as a career avenue.  This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds


Budgeting on Movie Magic 02 Sep
Certificate in Make-Up & Hair Artistry 05 Sep
Foundation Certificate in Make-Up & Hair Artistry 05 Sep
Intermediate Certificate in Make-Up & Hair Artistry 05 Sep
Advanced Certificate in Make-Up & Hair Artistry 05 Sep
Introduction to Editing on Avid Media Composer
05 Sep to 07 Sep
Observational Filming
12 Sep to 16 Sep
Shooting Documentary Interviews
19 Sep to 21 Sep
Developing & Pitching Documentaries
22 Sep to 23 Sep
First Time Factual Producing
26 Sep to 27 Sep
**NEW** Casting The Actors
28 Sep to 30 Sep
16mm/35mm Camera Familiarisation
03 Oct to 07 Oct
Running Your Own TV Production Company
06 Oct to 07 Oct
Producing A Low Budget Film
10 Oct to 14 Oct
**NEW COURSE** Acting for the Screen
10 Oct to 21 Oct
Directing The Comedy
13 Oct to 14 Oct
Location Sound Recording
17 Oct to 21 Oct
Scriptwriting for Film & Television
19 Oct to 26 Oct
**NEW COURSE** Introduction to VFX Producing
28 Oct to 30 Oct
Directors' Series
31 Oct to 25 Nov
Documentary Production Management
28 Nov to 02 Dec
Drama Production Management
05 Dec to 09 Dec
An Introduction to Editing on Adobe Premiere Pro
07 Dec to 09 Dec
The Documentary Surgery 31 Dec
The Script Squad 31 Dec
Directing The Documentary
16 Jan to 20 Jan
Directing The Short Film
23 Jan to 24 Jan
Introduction to Self Shooting
26 Jan to 27 Jan
Documentary Shooting
30 Jan to 04 Feb
Running Your Own FILM Production Company
08 Feb to 09 Feb
Craft Editing
27 Feb to 03 Mar
Directing the Microbudget Feature Film
20 Mar to 22 Mar
Scheduling on Movie Magic 03 Apr
Financing Your Feature Film
27 Apr to 28 Apr

Summer Courses