NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL

United Kingdom, England

Based at Beaconsfield Studios in Buckinghamshire, National Film and Television School opened in 1971 and makes around a hundred and fifty films a year on programs that are over 90% practical and unlike courses offered at other Film Schools. Some of the full-time MA courses that are validated by the Royal College of Art are cinematography, composing for film and television, digital effects, directing a documentary, direction fiction, editing, film studies programming and curation, screenwriting, and many more along with a range of diploma courses, certificate courses and some interesting short courses as well. Quoted by BBC as the leading center of excellence for education in film and television program making, NFTS continues to expand.   

Campus Life

The main campus Beaconsfield Studios consists of film and television stages; animation and production design studios; edit suites: sound post-production facilities; a music recording studio and three dubbing theatres. It also included a 4K digital content production training studio and the addition of a range of diploma courses. The modern three-story building won a coveted RIBA prize. However, there are four dedicated stages on-site namely the main stage, television studio, rehearsal stage, and teaching block stage. Inside the Channel 4 Rose Building, several upcoming facilities for the game's design and development and digital effects MA courses along with extra cinema, cafe, and incubation space to accommodate ground-breaking courses.   

Noted Alumni

Some of the prolific filmmakers and students who’ve graduated from NFTS went on to win the Academy Awards, BAFTAs, and Emmys along with a lot of other film festival prizes. Some of the notable alumni are Lord Attenborough, Amna Asante, Mark Baker, Sir Peter Bazalgette, Tim Bevan, Malorie Blackman, Sir Michael Caine, and some more outstanding artists.