BBC announces partnership with NFTS to support UK creative sector

(credit: BBC)

The collaboration aims to increase diversity and nations and regions skills development as well as supporting small independent production companies.

At a time of intense global competition in the UK, the partnership across BBC Studios, BBC Film, BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, Children’s and Sport will aim to strengthen the BBC’s relationship with new and diverse talent.

The deal will offer 20 diverse students a scholarship scheme to support their studies, while reinforcing the off-screen diversity talent pipeline.

BT and NFTS launch broadcast engineering scholarship

BT will offer a scholarship to support a student through the Production Technology MA, a two year course which equips students with the skills required in all aspects of production technology in live and recorded environments.

This scholarship will aim to help combat the current skills deficit in the sector. After completing the masters, graduates will be invited to apply for a job at BT.

NFTS partners with RSPB for Natural History & Science MA

The partnership will include an RSPB scholarship, which will support a student through their two year MA, starting in the School’s new academic year in January 2018.

The two-year MA course will equip students with the skills required to direct science, natural history and wildlife productions and the knowledge to produce entire shows. 

The RSPB will work closely with tutors and students to inspire a new generation of filmmakers to create engaging content that elevates the charity's conservation cause, reaching new audiences through innovative student filmmaking.