The YAFTA Film & Television Production Diploma course is a one year, part time, blended learning course
The diploma has been designed for those with little or no experience of film & TV production, who wish to develop the technical skills required to produce content for film & television. This intensive training course will equip students with the necessary technical knowledge and skills to start gaining work experience in the industry.

This is the first course of its kind to be run in the North of the UK and offers the potential for those who wish to pursue a career in film & television production, the opportunity to do so.

Unlike traditional University or college courses, YAFTA’s diploma focuses entirely on the skills that are necessary to work in production including the technical, practical, circumstantial and realistic aspects of working in the film and TV industry. This understanding and appreciation of the industry, in addition to excellent technical ability for their chosen role in production, is vital if students are going to go on to have a successful career.
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COURSE OBJECTIVE
The main objective of the YAFTA Film & TV Production Diploma is to give students an overall understanding of film & TV production, teaching students about the different roles that they can undertake in production and giving them the opportunity to undertake these roles for themselves. We aim to produce students who not only possess excellent technical ability but that also have a clear understanding of the realities of working in the film & TV industry.
COURSE AIMS
YAFTA’s Film & TV Production Diploma course aims to equip students with the practical and technical knowledge and skills to work in Film & TV production, as well as teaching students about the routes into the industry and how to start gaining work. The course is delivered by an impressive team of teaching talent who are all currently working in film and TV production, on the biggest and best known productions in the U.K. This ensures that students are learning from top industry professionals throughout their diploma programme education at YAFTA. Furthermore, the course offers an excellent opportunity to network with those who are currently working in the industry.
COURSE SUITABLILITY

The course is suitable for those who wish to pursue careers in Film & TV production. Those at beginner level and there are no age restrictions.

On completion of the course you can expect to:

  • Have developed the technical skills required to produce content for film & television.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the pre-production, production and post-production processes required to produce film & TV content.
  • Have knowledge of the legal implications and restraints of content for transmission.
  • Have developed a practical understanding of working in the film & TV industry.
  • Have all of the necessary technical knowledge and abilities to produce content for film & TV, therefore enabling you to start gaining work in the industry.
COURSE LECTURERS INCLUDE
Directors, Producers, 1st Assistant Director’s and Casting Directors from Coronation Street, Emmerdale, BBC, ITV, Made in Leeds TV, Lime Pictures, Hollyoaks, Disney & Nickelodeon.
HOW TO APPLY
STAGE 1

Students will complete an online application form for the course, available below.

STAGE 2

If successful at stage 1, students will be invited to attend an interview.

If you would like further information about the YAFTA Film & Television Production Diploma please contact us at [email protected]
FEES
£7700 (INCL. VAT) (Fees include all weekly lectures, practical on-set training and experience, all practical aspects of the course, mentoring, additional lectures from industry professionals, short film filming, end of year showcase screening and awards event, full use of equipment and software necessary for coursework.)​
BROCHURE
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