Entry requirements

We’re looking for people with a lively and proven interest in film, television and the world about us. You’ll ideally have a strong personality; good communication skills; a commitment to story-telling; and the ability to work collaboratively. Your role as producer is a many-sided one that means you’ll need skills that encompass creative intelligence, team leadership, and problem-solving.

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 develop, finance and produce a feature film or high-end TV drama?

As a creative producer, you will train in the four key skills you need to succeed in the industry: creative development; hands-on producing; finance and business affairs; and distribution/sales.

As a student, you will lead teams made up from the other disciplines at the School to produce at least three films to industry standard. You will undertake a Cannes Festival work placement and will be individually mentored by a successful producer through the second year of the course.

As a graduate, you may well go on to work as a producer or executive in the UK and/or internationally. Typically, new graduates combine their own project development with paid employment in various roles across the film and TV industries (assistants to producers, development associates, producing short commissions).

Course Facilities

You will be working at the only UK film school with its own film studio alongside a 4K television studio, rehearsal stages and exhaustive production facilities, giving you invaluable experience that reflects the Industry.

What You Will Study

You’ll be taught by Industry professionals in:

  • Development skills: script analysis and script editing; developing a project from source material; working with writers and directors; pitching and negotiating the deal.
  • Producing skills: budgeting and scheduling; casting; managing the production; post-production techniques; editing, sound and music, business skills: publicity, marketing; sales, distribution; financing, co-production and legal/business affairs.
  • Television-specific strands include: developing a drama proposal to a broadcaster’s commissioning brief; understanding the television commissioning process; financing a TV drama series; the international market for UK drama and HETV tax credits.

We will encourage you to take Industry placements in the summer break of the first year, and in your second year, you are formally teamed with individual industry mentors as well as undertaking a work placement at the Cannes Film Festival.

More than 30 senior industry tutors contribute to the course with specialist seminars over its two-year span, and students undertake visits to leading companies in the market such as Aardman Animation, NBCUniversal and ITV.

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

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