Entry requirements

A proven interest in multi-camera production, a lively interest in television entertainment and a willingness to work as part of a team are essential. We are looking for people who are practically minded and who have a good general education although there are no specific educational requirements for this course.

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you have a great eye for a shot? Do you want to bring great TV shows to life? This unique course aims to prepare you for a successful future as a camera specialist in broadcast multi-camera studios. It is run in partnership with Sky, the UK’s largest pay-TV broadcaster.

One of the key benefits of this course is that you’ll closely collaborate with students on other courses to shoot multi-camera TV productions in our state-of-the-art 4K television studio – equipped with the latest Sony cameras as used across the Industry. You will work on multiple genres including sport, music and drama and complete a six week placement at Sky where you will train on other industry standard equipment whilst working on current Sky productions.

Cameras for Television Production is a specialism within our Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing for Television Production Postgraduate Diploma.

Sky guarantees to employ at least one graduating camera operator, sound recordist or vision mixer each year.

What You Will Study

During the course, you will:

  • Practise the core skills of camera operators: positioning, framing and focus.
  • Learn to use broadcast cameras, repositioning and changing shot as the director demands while the vision mixer cuts and mixes the show.
  • Learn to develop shots, moving with artists or in sympathy with music to create dynamic and exciting television.
  • Begin to light simple interviews and more complex multi-camera lighting techniques.

Information for international students

This course is open to UK/EU/International students.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for fees information. All production costs are included in the course fees, including the use of School facilities and equipment.

We will do all we can to help you make the finances work to come to the NFTS, so please visit our funding guide to find out more about what support is available to you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Diploma
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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