National Film and Television School (NFTS)


A scholarship programme to attract and retain the most talented students, regardless of their financial means. Scholarships will cover student fees and can include a bursary towards maintenance.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 7 December 2009 to 11:59 PM, 11 December 2009

Registered Charity in England and Wales (313429)

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Training at the National Film and Television School is unique, hands on and ensures that our students leave the School hitting the ground running. Students learn in purpose built studios, with industry standard equipment and post-production facilities rivalling those of professional companies. Students work on more than a hundred productions a year funded by the School. However, all this comes at a cost. UK student fees are £7,800 per annum. With maintenance costs, training at the School costs close to £13,800 for one year. To ensure that the most talented individuals, regardless of their financial means, can continue to train at the School, we need to increase the number of scholarships offered to UK students. The creative economy contributes close to 7% to UK GDP out of which the majority comes from the audiovisual sector. NFTS alumni such as Nick Park, creator Wallace and Gromit, Roger Deakins, Director of Photography, No Country for Old Men, Fargo; David Yates, Director, Harry Potter films and Ashley Pharoah, writer, Ashes to Ashes are the driving force behind the creative economy. The aim of the NFTS scholarship fund is twofold: firstly, to ensure that the NFTS continues to attract a diverse student intake from all backgrounds regardless of financial means and secondly, to invest in the future behind-the-camera talent today to ensure that the UK remains a leader in content creation and distribution globally. Financial breakdown: UK tuition fees: £7,800 per annum Maintenance grant: £6,000 Scholarship (fees only): £7,800 Scholarship (fees & maintenance) £13,800 We welcome small and large donations towards the NFTS Scholarship Fund. Alternatively, you may wish to become more closely involved with the School by establishing a named scholarship with a donation from £7,800 per annum.