Production Accounting for Film and Television at National Film and Television School - UCAS

Course summary

In partnership with the Walt Disney Company This unique online part-time Professional Diploma course, aims to equip students with the skills required for a career as a film or television Production Accountant. “This perfectly combines my accountancy skills and my love of cinema.” Graduate Sarah Gough. This course, delivered in partnership with Disney, aims to give students the expertise to succeed in this demanding role, as well as the opportunity to make key contacts to move to a career in the film and television sector. The course is run as a blended learning course with the majority of the sessions online with some face-to-face tuition in London. All NFTS students can attend Masterclasses. Recent guests include David Fincher (Fight Club), Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave), Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Ben Wheatley (Free Fire), Rapman (Blue Story), Louis Theroux, Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone), Denis Villeneuve (Bladerunner 2049), Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here), Sam Mendes (1917), Asif Kapadia (Senna), Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir), and Russell T Davies (Doctor Who). The course will run online every 2nd Saturday of the month (09:00-11:00am and 12:00-14:00pm), followed by an evening Zoom session on the last Monday of every month (6:45-8:45pm).


This course will cover: Production set up and implementation of systems Budgeting Sources of finance and treatment of funds Completion guarantors Cash flow, forecasting and cost reporting Working with inherited budgets Working with multi-currency Running the project Contract and employment law Copyright and licences Taxation and insurance Pre production, production and post-production Production audits Management skills The course strives to offer participants work placements on UK productions, helping them gain an invaluable end-to-end overview of the vital role of a production accountant on independent size projects and some of the highest profile productions being made in the UK.

Entry requirements

A proven interest in film and television production and an ability to work as part of a team are essential. We would expect those applying to have academic or vocational qualifications in accounting or be able to demonstrate competency through work experience. Previous experience of working in an Accounts environment will be taken into account when considering applications. 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 or an alternative qualification. If you are an EEA or International citizen, you must already be in possession of EU settled/pre-settled status or another visa which allows you to study for the duration of the course. If you do not already hold a UK status, unfortunately we cannot accept your application as we are currently unable to support a visa on our Diploma courses. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Fees and funding

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Production Accounting for Film and Television at National Film and Television School - UCAS