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National Film and Television School

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire is home to the National Film and Television School (NFTS), cited by some media as one of the top five film schools globally.


Priding itself on producing world-class industry leaders, NFTS alumni have won 11 Oscars and 138 BAFTAs; nominated on countless other occasions. Alumni include David Yates, famous for directing the Harry Potter films, and Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit. The School has received the 2018 BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema, alongside the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

For nearly half a century, the NFTS has developed some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent.


In 1967, the Government recommended the creation of a national film school for the UK and in 1971 the National Film School opened its doors for the first time, focusing on postgraduate education. In the 1980s, the school officially changed its name to the National Film and Television School to incorporate the demand for courses in television production and has since added games to its remit. 


Across a range of disciplines, the NFTS teaches more than 30 MA, Diploma and Certificate programmes, as well as numerous short courses. Students are taught by industry professionals, and have access to state-of-the-art facilities.