Royal Television Society Partnership

We’re very excited to announce a new partnership with the Royal Television Society (RTS) which enables YAFTA Diploma students to apply for FREE RTS Student Membership!

From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television and film making. As well as keeping you informed of events, masterclasses and networking opportunities in your area, becoming an RTS Student Member allows you to join a vibrant community dedicated to inspiring your interest and love of television.

You will be able to network with industry professionals from every aspect of the television industry and get guidance on how to start your career in television.
Charlotte Armitage, Managing Director at YAFTA and YAFTA Talent Agency adds:
“We’re committed to ensuring that our diploma courses offer both the opportunity to learn the technique and academic side of acting and production, alongside practical industry knowledge and insight.
We’re very excited to announce a new partnership with the Royal Television Society (RTS) which enables YAFTA Diploma students to apply for FREE RTS Student Membership!

From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television and film making. As well as keeping you informed of events, masterclasses and networking opportunities in your area, becoming an RTS Student Member allows you to join a vibrant community dedicated to inspiring your interest and love of television.

You will be able to network with industry professionals from every aspect of the television industry and get guidance on how to start your career in television.
Charlotte Armitage, Managing Director at YAFTA and YAFTA Talent Agency adds:

“We’re committed to ensuring that our diploma courses offer both the opportunity to learn the technique and academic side of acting and production, alongside practical industry knowledge and insight. We’re delighted to offer this opportunity with the RTS to our Diploma students. The Royal Television Society provides an excellent platform for those who are passionate about the industry to network with like-minded people at different career levels and from various sector interest areas.”

YAFTA Diploma students are also eligible for Student Equity Membership as part of their course. For details on the diploma courses available and the next intake dates please see:

Acting for Screen Diploma
Film and TV Production Diploma
Screenwriting Diploma
Youth Acting for Screen Diploma

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