Vision Mixing For Television Production Diploma

Take your vision mixing career to the next level in live and pre-recorded TV.

There is nothing quite like cutting a live TV show. This unique 12-month Postgraduate Diploma aims to prepare you for a successful future as a vision mixer in live and recorded multi-camera studio television production. It is run in partnership with Sky, the UK’s largest pay-TV broadcaster.

Course Outline

You will closely collaborate with students on other courses to make TV shows in our state-of-the-art 4K TV studio – equipped with the latest Sony vision mixer plus Viz graphics as used across the industry. Our exercise ‘simulator’ also enables you to practise cutting a variety of material on the Sony mixer ‘as live’. You will work on multiple genres including sport, music and drama and complete a six week placement at Sky where you will train on other industry standard equipment whilst working on current Sky productions.

What You'll Study

You’ll train on sophisticated broadcast vision mixing consoles, and build and realise complex live visual effects to the director’s brief. Using these high-end production tools, vision mixing is like editing - but in real time. Practice cutting, mixing and wiping between cameras, pre-edited clips and other video sources live and learn how to mix a variety of genres from situation comedy to fast paced entertainment and music shows adding visual effects and captioning in real time.

All production costs are included in the course fees, including the use of School facilities and equipment. 

Entry Requirements

A proven interest in multi-camera production and television entertainment plus a willingness to work as part of a team are essential. We are looking for people who are practically minded and who have a good general education although there are no specific educational requirements for this course.

We will do all we can to help you make the finances work to come to the NFTS, so please visit our funding guide to find out more about what support is available to you. 

 Professional Qualifications
 Published on 13-02-2024
 Deadline 31-07-2024