Taught course

Directing Commercials Diploma

National Film and Television School · National Film and Television School

Entry requirements

Students come from a wide range of backgrounds: you may be an independent filmmaker, you might have a degree or you may have experience of working in the industry.

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.

If you have any questions, please email info@nfts.co.uk.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique part-time diploma course, delivered in partnership with D&AD, aims to equip students with the knowledge required to become a Commercials Director.

Working as a director in commercials involves a unique skillset. Not only does it require creative vision and technical knowledge but a successful director will have a good understanding of how to successfully negotiate working in a commercial environment in a highly collaborative way.

This course will facilitate students making three commercials (including one digital content only commercial) combining practical production experience with specialist training. Unlike other schools, all production costs are met by the NFTS.

Information for international students

This course is only open to UK and EU/EEA applicants.

Fees and funding

UK 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

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

    Course takes place in London not NFTS Campus

Course contact details

Helen Brownridge