Production Management for Film and Television

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Production Management for Film and Television

COURSE OVERVIEW

Give yourself a head start launching your career in film or TV production.

As the creation of content skyrockets and studios continue expanding across the UK, productions are actively seeking to fill vital Production Management roles that are at the heart of all film and television productions and are integral to their success. This highly practical Postgraduate Diploma will give you the skills you need to step straight into a role in production, as you graduate with up to ten film and television credits to support you.

In partnership with BBC Children's, BBC Sport, BBC Studios

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“Being different from any other educational institution, the NFTS will give you what you need to understand the dynamics of the industry, as well as the skills required to get a great job in the production management department.”

Sinem Saridagli
2023 Graduate

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We believe the best way to prepare you for a career in production is to learn the essential skills and put them straight into practice, working to industry standards using professional processes, software and systems on real productions. This unique course combines taught sessions with extensive hands-on production management of our frequently award-winning short drama films, animations, documentaries, live and multi-cam TV shows. As a Production Manager at the NFTS, you will collaborate across the many departments on several productions, filmed on location and in our cutting-edge studios, on 16mm and digital formats to experience setting up many different types of shoots.

Working to Industry standards and with the full production budget costs and equipment provided by NFTS, you get to focus on managing the production and working closely with the creatives - there’s no better way to hone your production skills.

Delivered in partnership with the BBC and working with leading industry partners, the course aims to give students the specialist knowledge and practical work experience needed for a successful career. 

You are encouraged and supported to undertake work experience during the course. Previous students have enjoyed placements at EON Productions, Carnival Films, IMG, Neal Street Productions, Hartswood Films, Endemol, Bedlam Productions, Kudos, Keo, BBC Studios, Renegade, World Productions, See Saw Films, and Revolution Films.

 

COURSE FACILITIES

The NFTS offers the largest production facilities that you will find at a film school in the UK, including Industry standard film stages and a 4K Television Studio, giving you unparalleled on-set experience and training.

Funding Available

There is generous scholarship funding available for this course, courtesy of Warner Bros. Discovery Access, BBC, Sargent-Disc and NFTS. For September 2024 and 2025, Warner Bros. Discovery Access will be fully funding two scholarships per year with an additional £5000 support available to assist with living costs to help to widen access into the industry.

If you’re successful at gaining a place on the course, you will be contacted by our funding team with details on how to apply for one of these scholarships.

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Graduate Success

Production Management roles are key to any production. Course graduates go on to fill vital roles such as Line Producers, Production Managers and Production Co-ordinators on high-end film and television.

Graduate credits include...

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Producer's Assistant Athena Sammy

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Graduate Success

Production Management roles are key to any production. Course graduates go on to fill vital roles such as Line Producers, Production Managers and Production Co-ordinators on high-end film and television.

Graduate credits include...

The Rig

Studio Manager Aaron Hiller

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Graduate Success

Production Management roles are key to any production. Course graduates go on to fill vital roles such as Line Producers, Production Managers and Production Co-ordinators on high-end film and television.

Graduate credits include...

The Great

Production Supervisor Alicija Kielbasa

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Graduate Success

Production Management roles are key to any production. Course graduates go on to fill vital roles such as Line Producers, Production Managers and Production Co-ordinators on high-end film and television.

Graduate credits include...

Hussain Casey-Ahmed

Production Executive for Disney+ Star

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Graduate Success

Production Management roles are key to any production. Course graduates go on to fill vital roles such as Line Producers, Production Managers and Production Co-ordinators on high-end film and television.

Graduate credits include...

Good Omens

Production Coordinator: Pre-production Hussain Casey-Ahmed

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Graduate Success

Production Management roles are key to any production. Course graduates go on to fill vital roles such as Line Producers, Production Managers and Production Co-ordinators on high-end film and television.

Graduate credits include...

Top Gun: Maverick

Production Coordinator: Additional Photography Sofia Guiotto

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