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National Film and Television School (NFTS)

National Film and Television School (NFTS)

First established in 1971 and celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021, the National Film and Television School (NFTS) has evolved to become a leading global institution, developing some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent. It is widely acknowledged to be the top school of its kind in the UK and one of the best internationally.

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Key Facts

Fact #1

In 2018, the NFTS was awarded both the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Fact #2

The NFTS runs more behind-the-camera courses than any other film school in the world.

Fact #3

The School has a graduate employment rate of over 90%.

Fact #4

Supported by key industry partnerships, students benefit from world class tuition and an outstanding programme of exclusive Masterclasses.

Fact #5

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.

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NFTS Alumni

NFTS Alumni

NFTS alumni have gone on to win 13 Oscars and 145 BAFTAs with graduates including; Oscar winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (1917), Laurie Nunn, creator of global Netflix hit Sex Education, award winning writer/director Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir), award winning writer/director Shola Amoo (The Last Tree), BAFTA winning director David Yates (Harry Potter), BAFTA winning director, Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here), Oscar winning animator Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit) and Oscar winning composer Dario Marianelli.