Entry requirements

Some proven experience in Marketing, Sales, Distribution, Press or PR is desirable. We would hope that students have worked in the media (although not limited to the industries we cover) and have a passion for Film, TV and/or games.

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

Could you turn a great story into a box office success?

Learn how to excel at selling, marketing, distributing, retailing and exhibiting films, television and games on this unique, practical MA course.

You will get the opportunity to work with leading industry partners to gain specialist knowledge, insights and hands-on work experience, as well as develop a strong network of contacts that will prove invaluable throughout your career. You will have company visits and work placements at top entertainment companies.

You’ll get mentoring from established professionals, and will attend major film, television and games festivals including the Berlin Film Festival and EGX, the UK’s biggest games event.

What You Will Study

This course will take you through the process of taking a piece of content (a game, TV show or a feature film) to its market – examining how the sales, marketing, distribution and retail (or exhibition) side of each industry works from start to finish. The course will also look at the emergence of new and innovative forms of media that merge traditional media with digital markets and the commercial side of each.

By the end of the course, you will be expected to have an unrivalled overview of the three key sectors and be able to move between them with ease, making you a very employable executive and marketer who can utilise multi-disciplinary skills to innovate in your chosen sector. Your final project will be a live proposal for, and implementation of, an ambitious sales, marketing and distribution strategy for a film, television show or game.

At the heart of the course is where you get to undertake two six-week work placements at major entertainment businesses, field trips to film, television and games festivals, alongside professionally led seminars from executives at some of the world’s most prestigious companies.

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.

The NFTS is committed to ensuring it is open to students of genuine ability, no matter what their background or financial circumstances, which is why we award more scholarships and bursaries to British students, relative to the size of our student body, than almost any other educational institution in the 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

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