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April 12, 2021

National Film and Television School celebrates its golden anniversary

National Film and Television School2021 is an exciting milestone in the history of the National Film and Television School (NFTS) as it commemorate its landmark 50th anniversary.

That’s 50 years of producing some of Britain’s most significant and well-known creative talents from directors, producers, screenwriters and composers to behind the camera artists and technicians. The incredible work they, and decades of NFTS graduates, have created over the past half a century has helped shape the cultural life of the UK and contributed to the worldwide success of the British film, television and more recently, the games industry.

In 1971 when the School first opened its doors, the Government said that it hoped a “training School such as this would be a shot in the arm for the film industry in the UK”. 50 years on, the NFTS has become a production powerhouse that supplies the creative sectors with highly skilled, professionally trained graduates who make an unrivalled impact on the film, television and games industry, with a graduate employment rate of over 90%.

Supported by key industry partnerships, students benefit from world-class tuition and an outstanding program of exclusive Masterclasses. All courses are designed to equip students with the essential skills needed to make an impact in the film, television and games industries as soon as they graduate.

With more than 500 students per year enrolled across over 30 MA and Diploma courses, the NFTS remains the only UK film school with its own industry rivalling film and television studios and post-production facilities. one in four of recent graduates are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds versus only 3% in the industry overall, and even though the NFTS graduates just eight cinematographers per year, its alumni shoot 25% of all high end TV in the UK. 85% of UK broadcasters spend on high end TV and two thirds of all Netflix productions have at least one NFTS graduate in a key role.

The School’s 50th Anniversary celebrations will run throughout 2021 with highlights including the release of previously unseen graduate films from the School’s archive featuring high profile alumni, and unmissable Masterclasses with renowned NFTS graduates, which will be publically available for all to watch.

Find out more about the National Film and Television School and apply now to follow in the footsteps of their award-winning alumni.

The National Film and Television School is holding a series of Virtual Open Events for MA, Diploma and Certificate courses.

These Virtual Open Days are a great way to find out more about each course and what it can do for your career. All sessions include an introduction to the NFTS, an overview of the course, Virtual Tour, funding and fees information and Q&As.

Find out more about the National Film and Television School and book your place today.

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Content added on 12th April 2021. 

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