Entry requirements

The course covers such a diverse range of subjects that there is no typical candidate. Your background may be in the arts or other media, or you may be a recent graduate or industry professional looking to fast-track or switch your career. Colour graders need to have a good eye for aesthetics and consistency, have a good understanding of story, and be great collaborators.

An ideal candidate should have a mixture of creative and technical skills. Communication, people and management skills are also desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

Build your creative colour grading skills to make your mark in the film, television and games industry.

This one year diploma gets you Industry ready as you work through the post-production process honing your skills from grading, finishing, through to delivery. You'll leave with a cross-genre showreel of films with your credit on.
With a high employment rate, the NFTS is ready to help launch your career!
On this course, you’ll work with the latest available software and will be taught by current industry artists, technicians and supervisors. You will work on major NFTS film and TV productions, across the genres of fiction, science and natural history, documentary, TV entertainment, and animation, plus the opportunity to collaborate with games.
What you will study
The course is dedicated to learning and practising the crafts of colour grading and finishing, from conforming right through to delivery. You will learn to colour grade with expert Industry tutors using the latest colour grading suites. You will also learn to finish projects using AVID, as well as having a module in Resolve.
You will graduate from the School having studied the full NFTS post production pipeline, armed with a production-ready showreel as well as bona fide credits on your IMDb page.
You will have access to industry-standard facilities, such as calibrated grading suites and Baselight and Resolve software.

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

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

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