Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Production Accounting for Film and Television

National Film and Television School · National Film and Television School

Entry requirements

A proven interest in film and television production and an ability to work as part of a team are essential.

We would expect those applying to have academic or vocational qualifications in accounting or be able to demonstrate competency through work experience. Previous experience of working in an Accounts environment will be taken into account when considering applications.

If you are not an EEA National, you must already be in possession of a UK visa valid for the duration of this course. We are unable to accept your application if you do not.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique 12 month part-time diploma course, delivered in Glasgow in partnership with the Production Guild, aims to equip students with the skills required for a career as a film or television Production Accountant.

This course will cover:

  • Production set up and implementation of systems
  • Budgeting
  • Sources of finance and treatment of funds
  • Completion guarantors
  • Cash flow, forecasting and cost reporting
  • Working with inherited budgets
  • Working with multi-currency
  • Running the project
  • Contract and employment law
  • Copyright and licences
  • Taxation and insurance
  • Pre production, production and post-production
  • Production audits
  • Management skills

To graduate, each student will complete a minimum of 10 days work experience/production shadowing before the completion of the course, which we will work with you to secure.

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

NFTS Scotland is delighted to be able to offer this Diploma at a special rate. We can do this thanks to Scottish Government support and a different delivery structure which is less costly, so we are very pleased to be able to pass on these savings to participants.

Bursaries, supported by the Scottish Government, are also available.

The bursary process and criteria for Diplomas are different from those for Short Courses so please refer to the Diploma Application Funding document and Application Form for more information and do contact us at scotland@nfts.co.uk if you have any queries.

To apply for a bursary, please download the Bursary Application Form to submit via email with your course application.

Diploma Funding Information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

    Course is held at NFTS Scotland.

Course contact details

Helen Brownridge