Taught course

Factual Development and Production

Institution
National Film and Television School · National Film and Television School
Qualifications
Diploma

Entry requirements

Applicants will typically have some experience, if only at a junior level, in television and have the commitment to progress to a more senior role.

Applicants do not necessarily have to have a university Bachelors degree to apply for the course, but must be able to: demonstrate a knowledge of television; provide details of past achievements; demonstrate a clear focus for their future ambitions; and, crucially, show a passion for factual programming.

Months of entry

January

Course content

Factual programmes are at the heart of the UK television schedules, whether it’s The Great British Bake-Off, GP's Behind Closed Doors or Gogglebox.

If you want to learn from key industry figures – including commissioning editors and top producers – how mainstream factual programmes are developed, commissioned and produced today, then this year-long, part-time diploma is for you.

This part-time, evening course aims to give students the know-how and confidence to develop ideas for factual series and pitch them to commissioners.

The course is delivered in partnership with Discovery Networks International and ends with students given the opportunity to pitch an idea to their senior executives. One student pitched show will be ‘optioned’ securing £5,000 for further development with the support of a Discovery executive producer.

All NFTS students can attend the School’s masterclasses programme, with recent guests including Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna, Diego Maradona), Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here, We Need to Talk About Kevin), Louis Theroux, and M Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Glass).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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