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Full time January MA 2 years full-time

About the course

This course provides a unique environment in which directors can find their individual style and their own distinctive voice.

The course is highly practical, giving students the opportunity to make high quality films in our in-house studios or on location. They will also have the chance to learn from top industry professionals.

Students will collaborate with those in other specialisms to make several films and practical projects, putting into practice the skills they learn along throughout the course – with all production costs met by the School. The NFTS has purpose-built film and television studios and professional standard post-production facilities.

Recent credits and successes

Graduate Michael Pearce won the 2019 BAFTA  for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or

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Entry Requirements

Students come from a wide range of backgrounds: you may be an independent filmmaker, you might have a degree or you may have experience of working in the industry.

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.

Course Content

Where is National Film and Television School


Student Profile(s)

Yann Demange

4014.jpg 2006 graduate, and director of '71, Top Boy, Criminal Justice, Dead Set.

David Yates

4018.jpg 1992 graduate, Director of the final four Harry Potter films, and the Warner Bros. Tarzan Film (2016)

"The NFTS is right at the heart of training for the industry"

Terence Davies

4019.jpg 1980 graduate, and director of Of Time and the City, Distant Voices, Still Lives, The House of Mirth.

Toby Haynes

Fiction Graduate. Episode Directing Credits include Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall, and Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens (Hugo Award-winner)

Sarah Gavron

NFTS Graduate. Credits include Suffragette, and Brick Lane.


NFTS Scholarships

The Toledo Scholarship

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