24-week part-time course aimed at next-generation of high-end TV supervisors 

Post Production Supervision

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is launching a part-time Post Production Supervision course, in partnership with WarnerMedia / HBO Access and Netflix.

Together they developed the 24-week course, which is specifically designed to meet the demand for trained post-production co-ordinators and supervisors within high-end TV and film.

The certificate provides insight and training on technical, scheduling and budgetary information as well as building relationships in the industry.

It’s made up of five modules and will be delivered mainly through a weekly Zoom webinar, as well as five face-to-face sessions at the NFTS teaching space in Golden Square, London.

By the end of the course, students will be able to “hit the ground running as a Post Production Co-ordinator,” says NFTS.

To help enable a diverse intake for the course, NFTS is providing financial assistance to successful applicants from under-represented communities. This includes help with travel fees and costs, particularly for those students joining from outside London.

The Post Production Supervision course kicks off in January with an application deadline of 3 October .

NFTS director Jon Wardle said: “No other training provision currently exists to provide a pathway into post-production, a vitally important and under-serviced sector of high end TV and film production. As the screen industry recovers, a new wave of rigorously trained post-production co-ordinators and supervisors entering the sector will be critical to propelling it forward into a new era.”

WarnerMedia/HBOAccess senior vice president of post production, Cynthia Kanner added: “I’m excited that Netflix is joining with us and NFTS to address two significant issues in post-production – the need for diversity in staffing and an overall need for training in high-end TV and film. The new certificate program will provide detailed post-production instruction and a new path for bringing people from diverse backgrounds into the industry. WarnerMedia/ HBOAccess are thrilled to initiate this new project and to fulfil our goal of bringing some of its graduates onto our shows.”

Netflix director of post production, Alison Beckett said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for UK film and television and we are proud to partner with the NFTS and WarnerMedia/HBO Access on this important new course, as we work to unlock and champion opportunities for everyone, across the industry.”

To find out more about the course, head over to nfts.co.uk/post-production-supervision