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Building on its international reputation for training in the arts and craft of film and television, The National Film and Television School proposes to introduce an MA designed for students who wish to attain the skills required to support all aspects of production technology in live and recorded environments.

-Establish an in-depth knowledge of technologies in the industry combined with practical work experience and intensive training.
-Learn the skills to become an innovator in production and broadcast technology.
-Develop the core skills to become a broadcast engineer, production technologist or IT Director for television production.
-Opportunity to become a specialist in your chosen field.
-Access to NFTS's Masterclasses led by major creative figures from film, television and games.
-Exclusive Scholarship available for this course with BT.
-BT provides work placements in the BT TV team, to be based at the iconic BT Tower or BT Labs.
-After completing the masters, graduates will be invited to apply for a job with BT.


The course will give students a fundamental understanding of the underlying technologies and workflows in use in the industry, with the opportunity to specialise in one chosen area. It offers a rigorous curriculum that combines theoretical training in a number of production technology disciplines with industry work experience placements and intensive training, enabling students to develop their own skills and understanding to provide a strong basis for a career in a wide range of relevant areas within television production.

Across the TV and film industries emerging technologies are enabling new creative opportunities both directly through production equipment and techniques and indirectly through new distribution platforms. The need for production technologists, broadcast engineers and IT directors skilled in the latest developments is increasing, with numerous skills gaps apparent in the employment market. Moreover, some 60% of Broadcast engineers across Europe are within 10 years of retirement, according to the BBC Academy website. Specialists in a number of areas of Production Technology are in great demand from broadcasters, facilities companies, equipment manufacturers and systems integrators.

Production Technology is a very wide field covering traditional live studio and transmission support through to outside broadcasts, workflow design, media asset management and distribution systems across multiple delivery platforms – thus the potential career paths of graduates are numerous and varied.

Technology, both traditional and new, forms an essential part of the creative process and NFTS students are engaged in more productions as part of the curriculum than any of our competitors.

Visit the Production Technology & Engineering - MA page on the National Film & Television School website for more details!






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