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Full time January MA 2 years full-time

About the course

This unique two-year MA aims to equip students with the skills to write, direct and animate innovative films. NFTS graduate films have won some of the most prestigious awards in animation including the BAFTA for Short Animation for the last five years in a row.

Graduates include Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park, whose debut A Grand Day Out was his NFTS graduation film, and Peppa Pig creator Mark Baker.

Students will collaborate with those in other specialisms to make several films, putting into practice the skills they learn during the course. In the second year, students have their own work spaces and equipment to make their graduation film, which are finished in professional sound stages and post-production facilities – with all production costs met by the School.

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Entry Requirements

We are looking for people with a desire to tell stories, who have a strong visual sense and the skills to direct a production team. While we take applicants from many varied backgrounds, the course is ideal for someone who works in the animation industry and has reached a stage where they want to develop their own work and become a director.

Successful applicants should have either a degree in a relevant subject, such as animation, graphics, illustration or fine arts; taken an intensive short animation course; or worked in the animation industry.

Course Content

Where is National Film and Television School


Student Profile(s)

Nick Park OBE

4015.jpg 1985 graduate, and creator/director of Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit shorts and features.

Mark Baker

Animation Graduate, Multiple BAFTA Award winner: Best Pre-School Animation PEPPA PIG


NFTS Scholarships

The Toledo Scholarship

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