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).

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Course Location Dates
The Team Lounge - BESPOKE WORKSHOP Online
NFTS Scotland: Script Editing Today Online Glasgow 26 Apr 2021 to 7 May 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Narrative Directing Analysis Online 27 Apr 2021
Scheduling on Movie Magic Beaconsfield 29 Apr 2021
Comedy Sketch-Writing for Radio & TV Beaconsfield 29 Apr 2021 to 30 Apr 2021
Budgeting on Movie Magic Beaconsfield 30 Apr 2021
Developing & Pitching Drama Beaconsfield 6 May 2021 to 7 May 2021
Live Football Commentating Online 6 May 2021 to 7 May 2021
NFTS Scotland: Introduction to Sound Design Online Glasgow 7 May 2021 to 4 Jun 2021
NFTS Scotland: Making the Successful Short Film Online Glasgow 10 May 2021 to 12 May 2021
NFTS Scotland: Edit Producing Online Glasgow 10 May 2021 to 13 May 2021
Composing for Film, TV & Games Online 10 May 2021 to 12 May 2021
NFTS Leeds: Introduction to Production Accounting :- ONLINE Leeds 11 May 2021 to 14 May 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Script Analysis Online 11 May 2021
Introduction to Self Shooting Beaconsfield 13 May 2021 to 14 May 2021
Script Development for Independent Film Beaconsfield 13 May 2021 to 14 May 2021
Music in the Edit Online 13 May 2021 to 14 May 2021
Drama Pitching: A guide to verbal and written pitches Glasgow 17 May 2021 to 25 May 2021
NFTS Scotland: Introduction to Production Accounting Online Glasgow 17 May 2021 to 20 May 2021
Running Your Own FILM Production Company Beaconsfield 17 May 2021 to 18 May 2021
NFTS Leeds Directing the Documentary - Online Leeds 17 May 2021 to 21 May 2021
NFTS Scotland: Composing for Film and TV Online Glasgow 17 May 2021 to 21 May 2021
The Art of Adaptation Online 17 May 2021 to 28 May 2021
NFTS Leeds: Introduction to TV Development - Online Leeds 17 May 2021 to 18 May 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Character Development Online 18 May 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Killer Ideas Online 19 May 2021
NFTS Scotland: Unlocking Your Creative Vision and Imagining Your Way into the Past Glasgow 20 May 2021 to 21 May 2021
NFTS Leeds: Advanced Self-Shooting Leeds 20 May 2021 to 21 May 2021
NFTS Leeds: How To Write A TV Programme Proposal - Online Leeds 24 May 2021 to 25 May 2021
Directing the Microbudget Feature Film Beaconsfield 24 May 2021 to 26 May 2021
NFTS Leeds: Developing & Pitching Factual: The Ideas Lab - Online Leeds 27 May 2021 to 28 May 2021
Directing The Comedy Beaconsfield 27 May 2021 to 28 May 2021
Scriptwriting for Film & Television Beaconsfield 2 Jun 2021 to 9 Jun 2021
ACES Training for Broadcast TV Online 3 Jun 2021 to 4 Jun 2021
Directing Actors Beaconsfield 3 Jun 2021 to 4 Jun 2021
NFTS Leeds: Introduction to Filming for Video Journalists Leeds 3 Jun 2021 to 4 Jun 2021
Rosemary and Time: An ecological 16mm film workshop using Bolex cameras Beaconsfield 4 Jun 2021 to 5 Jun 2021
Craft Editing Beaconsfield 7 Jun 2021 to 11 Jun 2021
NFTS Scotland: Writing the TV Pilot Online Glasgow 7 Jun 2021 to 18 Jun 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Novel Adaptation Online 8 Jun 2021