The NFTS will enjoy an exciting start to the first quarter of 2022 when it will welcome its most diverse student cohort yet at the end of January – with 32% of incoming students from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
The NFTS is passionate about increasing the off screen diversity pipeline and eliminating barriers to entering the industry. With more work to do, particularly around access for those from the lowest socio-economic backgrounds – 2022 will see it continue to forge ahead with championing change and empowering future film, TV and games makers to represent the diversity of the UK on screens both big and small.
In addition, it will continue to innovate the curriculum. With studios all across the UK investing in Virtual Production stages, those trained in the art of cutting-edge virtual workflows have been likened to finding unicorns. As the demand for skills in this area accelerates, the NFTS is proud to be ushering in the first intake of students on its recently announced Certificate in Virtual Production later this month, having completed the installation of its very own VP LED stage.
This industry first six-month long course which NFTS worked closely with WarnerMedia to develop, will help to plug the huge skills gap present within the film and television industry and service unprecedented demand. Hopefully this will lead to plenty of highly trained ‘unicorns’ secure roles in the world of Virtual Production upon completing the course later this year.
This year, the NFTS Graduate Showcase 2022, an event that celebrates the hard work, dedication and achievements in filmmaking of the next generation of creative talent to graduate from the NFTS, will once again be held at the iconic BFI Southbank. Please save the dates for this unmissable event, taking place from Monday 28th February to Thursday 3rd March, supported by BBC Studios. Across the week, a raft of visceral projects from a wide range of genres will screen from Fiction, Games, Documentary, Television Entertainment, Sport, Motion Graphics, Science and Natural History, Commercials, Curation, Marketing, Comedy and Animation.
Dr Jon Wardle, director, National Film and Television School commented:
“Every year I am stunned by the quality of work we showcase from NFTS students and 2022 is no exception. Each individual filmmaking team has faced hurdles we couldn’t even have imagined two years ago due to the global pandemic and the results are testament to their resilience and tenacity.”
“Against all the odds the 2022 graduating class have prevailed and made some truly remarkable content. I have no doubt you will want to seize the opportunity to have our latest wave of talented graduates join your workforce as crew and team-members.”