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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.
Graduate Michael Pearce won the 2019 BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or
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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.
2006 graduate, and director of '71, Top Boy, Criminal Justice, Dead Set.
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"
1980 graduate, and director of Of Time and the City, Distant Voices, Still Lives, The House of Mirth.
Fiction Graduate. Episode Directing Credits include Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall, and Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens (Hugo Award-winner)
NFTS Graduate. Credits include Suffragette, and Brick Lane.
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