Graduates of the Production Management Diploma go on to create successful and award winning work. Recent credits include Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Bridget Jones's Baby, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and The Night Manager. If you would like to follow in their footsteps and get your own credits on top productions, apply today!
‘I wish this course had been around when I started as a Production Manager, as I would have made a lot less mistakes!’ Sue Vertue, Producer Sherlock
-Two scholarships from Sargent-Disc available. -Delivered in partnership with BBC. -Intensive training with practical experience on fiction films, TV Entertainment shows, documentary and animation films at the NFTS. -Industry work experience placements. -Course developed to meet Industry demand. -Plenty of hands-on practice – in both locations and in studios. -Unlike other schools, all production costs are met by the School. -Places still available for the course starting September 2017
This course commences in September each year. So what does it take to be a Production Manager? An individual who can multi-task, be dynamic, communicate well and stay calm under pressure. Someone who is creative with budgets but keeps a sharp eye on the bottom line; someone who knows enough about Health and Safety to protect the cast and crew but not detract from getting the right shot; someone who knows about the best locations at the best price - and who knows production from start to finish!
This course combines intensive training with practical experience on fiction films, TV Entertainment shows, documentary and animation films at the NFTS and industry work experience placements.
Most production managers are freelance, moving from contract to contract, and may find themselves working anywhere in the UK, or even abroad. As a production manager, you could also work for independent production companies on feature films, documentaries, or TV shows, become a Line Producer or progress to Head of Production.
New NFTS graduates are sought-after and typically find employment soon after completing their courses. NFTS alumni are some of the most successful people working in UK film and television today, and many of our students make contacts while at the NFTS which continue in the professional world.
Covering the key skills required by Production Managers in today’s rapidly-changing environment, this course alternates workshops with practical experience on a range of NFTS productions including TV entertainment shows (live and multi-camera studio shoots), dramas, animation and documentary films.
The course has been developed to meet industry demand and NFTS students are engaged in more productions as part of the curriculum than any of our competitors. Unlike other schools, all production costs are met by the School and productions are given cash production budgets.
The course covers these key skills recognised by the Industry: -Extensive instruction and practice on scheduling & budgeting -Health & Safety training including Production Safety Passport qualification -Production Management for location and studio shoots -First Aid for Film & TV Production -Cash flow management and cost reporting -Location Management -Shooting abroad -Research -Contracts, copyright and legal -Child licensing -Post Production routes & delivery for film & television
This course includes opportunities for work experience throughout the year. Previous students have enjoyed placements at Film4, Eon, Carnival Films, Endemol, Kudos, Dragonfly and Revolution Films. Television productions include Big Brother, Come Dine With Me, The BBC Proms, Babylon, 24-Live Another Day and Downton Abbey and feature films such as the Bond films: SkyFall and Spectre, Assassin’s Creed, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.