The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has secured funding of £1.5m from Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) to build a new Digital Content Production Training Studio. The studio will be one of the most advanced, dedicated training facilities in the UK, and will have the ability to shoot, record and stream live content in 4K UHD. The studio is expected to open in early 2017, coinciding with the new student intake.
The studio will benefit students on a range of postgraduate courses including the new NFTS Production Technology MA, which has been introduced to tackle a shortage of broadcast engineers and fill a skills gap in the industry. Technologist and former BBC Scotland head of technology, John Maxwell Hobbs, has been appointed to lead the course, which will commence in January 2017.