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Course summary

Last few places available for Jan 2024 In partnership with BBC Studios and BBC Children's - This innovative course is designed to fast-track you into the TV entertainment industry. We run our course like a production company – we are either in pre-production, shooting or in post-production – where you will be pitching, producing and directing your own TV show in our multi-camera 4K TV studio. This intensely practical course focuses on major entertainment genres. You’ll be taught by top industry professionals on location and in our state-of-the-art studio, learning how to develop ideas, pitch, research, find locations, script and edit. You’ll work with, amongst others, floor managers, vision mixers, online editors, camera and lighting crew, to give you the full sense of being on a professional set. You will begin the course developing an understanding of television history, before moving on to the future and the generation of new ideas, putting this into practice. Course Facilities You will have unparalleled access to Industry-standard facilities throughout the course. The Sky 4K Television Studio is fully equipped with state-of-the-art UHD TV galleries with HDR monitoring, and can facilitate large-scale multi-camera, television productions. New LED-lighting has recently been installed to bring the stage to a full state-of-the-art level.


This intensely practical course focuses on major entertainment genres. Students learn to develop, script, direct and produce their own entertainment programmes either in the TV studio or on location – with all production costs met by the school. Students experience the full production cycle from the brainstorming of an idea right through planning, budgeting, shooting and post production, with specifically tailored modules taught by top television professionals. Students also get to pitch their entertainment ideas to broadcasters, including SKY and the BBC. This is an environment where students will be challenged and supported by staff and fellow students.

Assessment method

Assessment is based on a dissertation and a graduation film.

Entry requirements

You must be able to demonstrate your passion, commitment and talent for developing a career in Entertainment Television. While many applicants will have a degree from a British or overseas university, we will consider applicants who do not have a degree if they have an impressive portfolio, a creative track record (for instance, in theatre or other arts) or an alternative qualification. International students Visa and English language requirements If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £14800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £14800 Year 1
Scotland £14800 Year 1
Wales £14800 Year 1
Channel Islands £14800 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £14800 Year 1
EU £26000 Year 1
International £26000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

NFTS Scholarships available for UK Students.

Directing and Producing Television Entertainment at National Film and Television School - UCAS