Motion Graphics and Titles Diploma
Want to bring great stories to life through titles and motion graphics? This unique 12 month course, delivered in partnership with Sky, will equip students with the skills required to become a film and television graphics designer.
“Title designs can say so much in so little time.” Graduate Xanthe Bodington
The course aims to enable students to become innovators in their field by combining practical experience on a range of TV shows, film and digital content with industry work experience placements and intensive training in photoshop, After Effects and Cinema 4D. A summer work placement at Sky is available to all students. Students will collaborate with those in other specialisms to make several films and practical projects – with all production costs met by the School.
All NFTS students can attend the School’s masterclasses programme, with recent guests including Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna, Diego Maradona), Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here, We Need to Talk About Kevin), Louis Theroux, and M Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Glass).
This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.
What you will study
Working as a Motion Graphics and Titles Designer in film and television involves the creation of brand and design concepts that will be used in the design and production of graphics elements for TV channels, series, individual programmes, films and online promotions. Graphics and Titles professionals design and implement moving and stationary graphics used for branding and presentation of information. Working in After Effects and Cinema 4D they provide a wide kit of parts from titles, to moving image films and graphics stings for TV, films and online.
To do this role, you will need to be an exceptional graphic designer with the ability to realise 2D and 3D designs through a variety of computer software packages – Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Cinema 4D. This course will help you develop these skills and much more.
This course combines practical experience on TV Entertainment, Science and Natural History and Sports shows with industry work experience placements and intensive training.
Fees for this course are as follows:
The tuition fees for January 2021 intake will be confirmed in June 2020, and are likely to be the same, or very similar to 2020.
This course is only open to UK and EU/EEA applicants.
On confirmation of your place, a non-refundable deposit of £500 is required. It will count towards your tuition fees.
The NFTS does not charge you extra for the cost of productions or materials.
Scholarships are now available for full-time NFTS Diploma courses.
Students are expected to provide their own laptops and will be expected to pay for any travel and accommodation related to work experience placements.
At the NFTS you will get far more time learning directly from tutors, in real production facilities and on real projects, than in the vast majority of film schools or universities. The specialist nature of our courses mean that our students gain the relevant skills and experience they need to go straight into the industry.
A graphics design qualification at degree level is beneficial and a portfolio of graphics work is required. An interest in graphic design and motion graphics for television and an ability to work to deadlines as part of a team are essential. We are looking for people who can marry good design with moving image computer software skills.
While many applicants will have a degree from a British or overseas university, we will consider applicants who do not have a degree if they have an impressive portfolio, a creative track record or an alternative qualification.
This course is only open to UK and EU/EEA applicants. If you are not an EEA National, you must already be in possession of a UK visa valid for the duration of this course. We are unable to accept your application if you do not.