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About the course

This unique 18-month part-time Diploma in Writing and Producing Comedy aims to enable students to develop all forms of scripted and unscripted comedy including sitcoms, sketch shows and panel shows for radio and TV.

"If you are considering a career in comedy, then the NFTS is a fast track for acquiring those career sustaining skills.”

Phil Clarke, Former Head of Comedy, CH4.

The course is run in partnership with Channel 4.

Students will hear from regular industry speakers and get the opportunity to develop and write an original show and make a taster tape.

Since the course started in 2014 several students have gone on to write professionally in radio and television. One student, Laura Major, won a year long Bursary at BBC Radio. Six former students have been commissioned to write regularly

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have comedy talent and have evidence that bears this out.

Applicants do not necessarily have to have a university Bachelors degree to apply for the course, but must be able to: demonstrate a knowledge of television/film; provide details of past achievements; demonstrate a clear focus for their future ambitions; and, crucially, show a passion for comedy.

If you are not an EEA National, you must already be in possession of a UK visa valid for the duration of this course. We are unable to accept your application if you do not.


Course Content


Open days

19 March 2021
Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing Diplomas - Virtual Open Day

27 March 2021
Production Management / Assistant Directing Diplomas - Virtual Open Day



Where is National Film and Television School


Videos



All Available Videos:

NFTS Behind the Scenes Promo
Writing and Producing Comedy Promo 2019
StandOut with NFTS

Scholarships

NFTS Bursary (writing-and-producing-comedy)

NFTS Scholarships

The Toledo Scholarship

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