Entry requirements

A proven interest in multi-camera production and television entertainment plus a willingness to work as part of a team are essential. We are looking for people who are practically minded and who have a good general education although there are no specific educational requirements for this course.

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

Take your vision mixing career to the next level in live and pre-recorded TV.

There is nothing quite like cutting a live TV show. This unique 12-month Postgraduate Diploma aims to prepare you for a successful future as a vision mixer in live and recorded multi-camera studio television production. It is run in partnership with Sky, the UK’s largest pay-TV broadcaster.

You will closely collaborate with students on other courses to make TV shows in our state-of-the-art 4K TV studio – equipped with the latest Sony vision mixer plus Viz graphics as used across the industry. Our exercise ‘simulator’ also enables you to practise cutting a variety of material on the Sony mixer ‘as live’. You will work on multiple genres including sport, music and drama and complete a six week placement at Sky where you will train on other industry standard equipment whilst working on current Sky productions.

Vision Mixing for Television Production is a specialism within our Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing for Television Production Postgraduate Diploma.

Sky guarantees to employ at least one graduating camera operator, sound recordist or vision mixer each year.

What You Will Study

You’ll train on sophisticated broadcast vision mixing consoles, and build and realise complex live visual effects to the director’s brief. Using these high-end production tools, vision mixing is like editing - but in real time. Practice cutting, mixing and wiping between cameras, pre-edited clips and other video sources live and learn how to mix a variety of genres from situation comedy to fast paced entertainment and music shows adding visual effects and captioning in real time.

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

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

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