NFTS Short Courses

Short Courses

These industry-renowned courses are aimed at professionals in film and television as a means of furthering their careers.

From a two-day course in self-shooting, to one day catching up with Movie Magic software in budgeting or scheduling, our courses have gained a huge reputation within the industry. Practitioners can choose to spend a week discovering how to shoot a documentary, three days learning how to edit on Avid, or less than a week understanding how to cut film to music. These course are across all NFTS UK Locations, as well as some offered exclusively online.

To see what short courses are coming up across our UK locations over the next month, you can download this leaflet (pdf).

For Hair and Make-Up courses, click here


Course Location Dates
Documentary Production Management Online
NFTS Cymru Wales: Archive in Contemporary Production Online Cardiff 30 Nov 2021
NFTS Scotland: Archive in Contemporary Production Online Glasgow 30 Nov 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Novel Adaptation Online 1 Dec 2021
NFTS Scotland: Low Budget Film Financing Online Glasgow 2 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021
NFTS Cymru Wales: Low Budget Film Financing: Online Cardiff 2 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021
NFTS Leeds: Low Budget Film Financing: Online Leeds 2 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021
NFTS Cymru Wales: Writing the TV Pilot: Online Cardiff 6 Dec 2021 to 17 Dec 2021
NFTS Scotland: Writing the TV Pilot Online Glasgow 6 Dec 2021 to 17 Dec 2021
NFTS Leeds: Writing the TV Pilot: Online Leeds 6 Dec 2021 to 17 Dec 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Killer Ideas Online 8 Dec 2021
NFTS Scotland: Data Wrangling Glasgow 8 Dec 2021
Comedy Sketch-Writing for Radio & TV Beaconsfield 9 Dec 2021 to 10 Dec 2021
NFTS Scotland: Avid Media Composer Familiarisation Glasgow 9 Dec 2021 to 10 Dec 2021
NFTS Cymru Wales: Advanced Self Shooting (Documentary) Cardiff 9 Dec 2021 to 10 Dec 2021
NFTS Leeds: Budgeting on Movie Magic: In Person Leeds 10 Dec 2021
NFTS Scotland: Introduction to the Film and TV Art Department Glasgow 10 Jan 2022 to 14 Jan 2022
NFTS Cymru Wales: Introduction to Working in the Assistant Directors' Department: In Person Cardiff 10 Jan 2022 to 11 Jan 2022
Developing & Pitching Factual Programmes & Documentaries Online 13 Jan 2022 to 14 Jan 2022
NFTS Cymru Wales: Self-Shooting 1 - An Introduction Cardiff 15 Jan 2022 to 16 Jan 2022
NFTS Cymru Wales: Edit Producing Cardiff 17 Jan 2022 to 18 Jan 2022
Directing The Documentary Beaconsfield 17 Jan 2022 to 21 Jan 2022
NFTS Leeds: Scheduling on Movie Magic: In Person Leeds 20 Jan 2022
Running Your Own TV Production Company Beaconsfield 20 Jan 2022 to 21 Jan 2022
NFTS Cymru Wales: Storytelling In The Edit: Online Cardiff 24 Jan 2022 to 27 Jan 2022
NFTS Leeds: Storytelling In The Edit: Online Leeds 24 Jan 2022 to 25 Jan 2022
NFTS Scotland: Storytelling In The Edit Online Glasgow 24 Jan 2022 to 27 Jan 2022
NFTS Leeds: Introduction to Production Accounting: In Person Leeds 26 Jan 2022 to 27 Jan 2022
Directing Actors Beaconsfield 27 Jan 2022 to 28 Jan 2022
NFTS Leeds: Developing and Pitching Drama: In Person Leeds 28 Jan 2022 to 30 Jan 2022
NFTS Cymru Wales: Self-Shooting 2: Storytelling Cardiff 1 Feb 2022 to 2 Feb 2022
Production Co-ordinators Online 9 Feb 2022 to 11 Feb 2022
Visually Expressive Directing Beaconsfield 10 Feb 2022 to 11 Feb 2022
NFTS Scotland: Art Department - The Three Key Crafts Glasgow 12 Feb 2022 to 10 Apr 2022
NFTS Cymru Wales: Post-Production Demystified Online Cardiff 14 Feb 2022 to 15 Feb 2022
NFTS Scotland: Post-Production Demystified Online Glasgow 14 Feb 2022 to 15 Feb 2022
NFTS Leeds: Documentary Storytelling with Peter Dale Leeds 15 Feb 2022 to 16 Feb 2022
NFTS Leeds: Introduction to Editing on Adobe Premiere Pro: In Person Leeds 21 Feb 2022 to 23 Feb 2022
NFTS Scotland: Edit Producing Glasgow 22 Feb 2022 to 25 Feb 2022
Short Film Lab Online 22 Feb 2022 to 12 Apr 2022