Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Directing and Producing Television Entertainment

National Film and Television School · National Film and Television School

Entry requirements

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their passion, commitment and talent for developing a career in Entertainment Television.

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 (for instance, in theatre or other arts) or an alternative qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative course is designed to fast-track students into the TV entertainment industry. We run our course like a production company – at any given time we are either in pre-production, shooting or post-production – with our students pitching, producing and directing their own TV shows.

This intensely practical course focuses on major entertainment genres, including factual entertainment, game shows, magazine shows and music shows. Students learn to develop, script, produce and direct their own programmes – with all production costs met by the school.

Students experience the programme cycle from the brainstorming of an idea right through to transmission, with specifically tailored modules taught by top television professionals. In the second year, students will be paired up as producers and directors to make their own TV show pilot.

Students also get to pitch their entertainment ideas to broadcasters, including SKY and the BBC.

There is a huge amount to fit into two years, so the course is demanding, rewarding and requires a thoroughly professional attitude from the students.

Information for international students

The NFTS welcomes students from around the world. More information about our entry requirements, including Visa and English language requirements, can be found here.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The NFTS is committed to ensuring it is open to students of genuine ability, no matter what their background or financial circumstances. As an institution that develops the next generation of creative talent we feel a special responsibility to ensure our creative industries reflect the full diversity of our country.

For advice about fees and funding, contact studentfunding@nfts.co.uk.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Professional practice200

Course contact details

Helen Brownridge