Entry requirements

Applicants do not necessarily need to have an undergraduate degree to apply for this course, but must be able to clearly demonstrate a good level of ability in the field of writing and/or producing, have a real passion for drama and be fully committed to a career in it.

Months of entry


Course content

Give yourself the skills and know-how to create a high-end television drama series.

Used by screenwriters for information on characters, settings and other elements of a television show, the pitch bible is one of the core elements to getting a project off the ground.

Run in association with All3Media – one of the UK’s leading independent companies.

Television drama has entered an unprecedented era of international acclaim and success. High value drama series like The Crown, House of The Dragon and Succession have challenged and enthused audiences across the world with TV drama that is original, complex and non-formulaic.

There is a new appetite among UK drama commissioners and independent producers to develop work along such original lines.

This blended-learning course will give you the learning flexibility and the knowledge and skills required to create a high-end ten-part drama series.

What You Will Study

Participants will complete a full bible and write a pilot episode for a drama series that has the potential of running for more than one season.

The course simulates real industry working conditions as you develop an original drama project alongside professionals with a proven track record.

During the course, you will meet and pitch to Heads of Drama at leading All3Media TV companies such as Neal Street Productions and Company Pictures who, if excited by your project, could have first refusal in producing and developing it further.

This eight-week course requires at least three days’ attendance (normally Monday to Wednesday) each week.

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.

Bursaries are available for freelancers with a disability or who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds for this course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    part time
    2 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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