Student working on animation stop motion

Production Facilities

Production Facilities

As a student here, you will gain access to an exhaustive range of high-end equipment relevant to your studies.

This includes Dolby Atmos certified dubbing theatres, full-scale film stages, two cinemas, over 50 top-of-the-range cameras, the latest editing software, prop stores, 280-degree green screen room, motion and performance capture facilities, cutting-edge computer labs and Virtual Production facilities. And that’s just the start.

Professional rigging and technical staff are available to give students the freedom to create any set imaginable and has allowed stages across the School to be transformed into a space station, a submarine, a country cottage (with live cow!), a flooded hospital, a Spanish cave and a homestead on the plains of the Wild West.

We nurture close links with pivotal companies such as Panavision, Panalux, Arri and Avid, giving us the ability to equip our students with the best possible kit, as used by industry.

As a student of the School, you will be given full access to the largest production facilities you’ll find at a film school in the UK.

If you want to make high-quality, award-winning content for film, television and games, guided by world class professionals every step of the way, the sky truly is the limit at the National Film and Television School!

Production Facilities

NFTS Main Stage
The NFTS Main Stage

The Main Stage, originally built in 1921, when the NFTS was a working film studio, is fully refurbished and equipped to the latest industry standards. This studio is used for major productions, being our latest stage at 7,000 square feet.

Main Dubbing Theatre
Dubbing Theatres

There are three Dubbing Theatres at the NFTS which are fully equipped with the latest Avid, Dolby and ProTools equipment and theatrical Dolby Atmos sound.

NFTS TV Studio
4K Television Studio 

The Sky 4K Television Studio has state-of-the-art UHD TV Galleries with HDR monitoring, and can facilitate large-scale multi-camera, television productions.

Inside NFTS cinema
NFTS Cinemas

There are three cinemas at NFTS. They are used for rushes and work-in-progress screenings, as well as curriculum and exclusive screenings and Masterclasses.

Students working in TV gallery
TV Gallery

The Sky 4K Television Studio has state-of-the-art UHD TV Galleries with HDR monitoring, and can facilitate large-scale multi-camera, television productions.

LED wall being used for a production

The LED Volume wall arrived in 2021 and is used for the School’s Virtual Production Certificate course and other NFTS film and television productions.

Fiction film shoot on the Rehearsal Stage
Stages 2 and 4

Stages 2 and 4 accommodate smaller set builds.

Animation film in progress
Animation Studios

MA Directing Animation students have access to workstations fully equipped with the latest design and animation software. In the first year, each animation director is offered their own desk area with a computer in a shared studio space. In the second year, students have their own small rooms to use as a production base.

Composing student working
Composing Studios

Each student has access to their own studio space, which are equipped with Apple Mac workstations running Logic.

Student recording sound
Music Recording Studio

The Recording Studio is fully fitted with industry-standard equipment to record live music and sound to picture.

Colour Grading student working in suite
Colour Grading Suites

Colour Grading and Finishing MA students benefit from industry standard suites, kitted out with the latest software including Resolve, Baselight and Nucoda.

Content Tabs

NFTS students are given access to the largest production facilities at any UK film school – and we won’t charge you extra for the cost of productions or materials.

The National Film and Television School has four studio Spaces. 

The Main Stage was part of the original Beaconsfield Studios built in 1921 and has since been fully refurbished to accommodate some extraordinary productions. The 7000 sq foot space is an incredible resource for our students and the possibilities of what can be built here are endless.

NFTS Main Stage

The Sky 4k Television Studio is fully equipped with industry standard UHD TV Galleries with HDR monitoring, and can facilitate large-scale multi-camera television productions. This stage now also facilitates our LED volume, allowing us to run our Virtual Production Certificate and integrate the teaching of VP techniques across our courses.

Stage 2 and Stage 4 act as smaller stages for teaching and set builds.