NFTS Short Courses

Short Courses

These industry-renowned courses are aimed at professionals in film and television as a means of furthering their careers.

From a two-day course in self-shooting, to one day catching up with Movie Magic software in budgeting or scheduling, our courses have gained a huge reputation within the industry. Practitioners can choose to spend a week discovering how to shoot a documentary, three days learning how to edit on Avid, or less than a week understanding how to cut film to music. These course are across all NFTS UK Locations, as well as some offered exclusively online.

To see what short courses are coming up across our UK locations over the next month, you can download this leaflet (pdf).

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Course Location Dates
NFTS Scotland: Introduction to Sound Design Online Glasgow 7 May 2021 to 4 Jun 2021
Composing for Film, TV & Games Online 10 May 2021 to 12 May 2021
NFTS Scotland: Making the Successful Short Film Online Glasgow 10 May 2021 to 12 May 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Script Analysis Online 11 May 2021
NFTS Leeds: Introduction to Production Accounting :- ONLINE Leeds 11 May 2021 to 14 May 2021
Script Development for Independent Film Beaconsfield 13 May 2021 to 14 May 2021
NFTS Leeds: Introduction to TV Development - Online Leeds 17 May 2021 to 18 May 2021
NFTS Leeds Directing the Documentary - Online Leeds 17 May 2021 to 21 May 2021
Drama Pitching: A guide to verbal and written pitches Glasgow 17 May 2021 to 25 May 2021
NFTS Scotland: Composing for Film and TV Online Glasgow 17 May 2021 to 21 May 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Character Development Online 18 May 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Killer Ideas Online 19 May 2021
Introduction to Self Shooting Beaconsfield 20 May 2021 to 21 May 2021
NFTS Scotland: Unlocking Your Creative Vision and Imagining Your Way into the Past Glasgow 20 May 2021 to 21 May 2021
NFTS Leeds: Advanced Self-Shooting Leeds 20 May 2021 to 21 May 2021
NFTS Leeds: How To Write A TV Programme Proposal - Online Leeds 24 May 2021 to 25 May 2021
Directing the Microbudget Feature Film Beaconsfield 24 May 2021 to 26 May 2021
Directing The Comedy Beaconsfield 27 May 2021 to 28 May 2021
NFTS Leeds: Developing & Pitching Factual: The Ideas Lab - Online Leeds 27 May 2021 to 28 May 2021
Scriptwriting for Film & Television Beaconsfield 2 Jun 2021 to 9 Jun 2021
NFTS Leeds: Introduction to Filming for Video Journalists Leeds 3 Jun 2021 to 4 Jun 2021
Directing Actors Beaconsfield 3 Jun 2021 to 4 Jun 2021
ACES Training for Broadcast TV Online 3 Jun 2021 to 4 Jun 2021
Rosemary and Time: An ecological 16mm film workshop using Bolex cameras Beaconsfield 4 Jun 2021 to 5 Jun 2021
Craft Editing Beaconsfield 7 Jun 2021 to 11 Jun 2021
NFTS Scotland: Writing the TV Pilot Online Glasgow 7 Jun 2021 to 18 Jun 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Novel Adaptation Online 8 Jun 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Writing A Micro Short Online 9 Jun 2021
Head of Production Beaconsfield 10 Jun 2021 to 11 Jun 2021
Documentary Production Management Beaconsfield 14 Jun 2021 to 18 Jun 2021
Working with the Streaming Platforms: Strategies for Pitching & Producing Beaconsfield 14 Jun 2021 to 15 Jun 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Pitch Surgery Online 16 Jun 2021
Long Running Drama Series: From Concept to Bible. Package to Completion Beaconsfield 17 Jun 2021 to 18 Jun 2021
Introduction to TV Development Beaconsfield 21 Jun 2021 to 22 Jun 2021
Drama Production Management Beaconsfield 21 Jun 2021 to 25 Jun 2021
NFTS Scotland: Introduction to Working in the Assistant Directors' Department Online Glasgow 22 Jun 2021 to 25 Jun 2021
BiteSized@NFTS: Comedy Writing Finding The Tone Online 23 Jun 2021
Running Your Own FILM Production Company Beaconsfield 24 Jun 2021 to 25 Jun 2021
How To Write A TV Programme Proposal Beaconsfield 28 Jun 2021 to 29 Jun 2021
NFTS Leeds: Developing and Pitching Drama: ONLINE Leeds 28 Jun 2021 to 29 Jun 2021