Course Leader – Graphics and Titles for Television and Film

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
03 Jun 2016
07 Jul 2016
Job Type
Part Time

(Approx. 120 Days Per Year or 3 days per week)

The National Film and Television School is one of the most respected film, television and new media schools in the world. The School, working with some of the world’s biggest film and television companies, delivers more specialist production and post-production courses than any other film school in the world. In many cases these are unique at MA level.

In partnership with Sky, the School is launching a new Graphics and Titles for Film and Television diploma. This new 12 month full time course will enable students to develop innovative, beautifully crafted and intelligent graphics for exhibition, broadcast and online distribution. Students graduate with a portfolio of completed work.

Applications are now invited for the position of Course Leader – Graphics and Titles. Applicants must demonstrate they have a thorough understanding of the creative broadcast promotions market and a portfolio of their own graphics work. Ideally they should also have knowledge of template design and creation for use in presenting on-screen information during live programmes. Applicants need to be exceptional communicators possessing excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for student learning.

If you would like to apply for the role, please send a covering letter and CV to Dr Jon Wardle ( and Debi Havill ( by 12noon on Monday 27th June.

The NFTS is an Equal Opportunities Employer



Purpose of role:

The course leader post requires an experienced graphic designer for film and/or television with a solid understanding, knowledge and practical experience of industry customs and practices.


As Course Leader – Graphics and Titles for Television and Film you will:


Imparting knowledge to and inspiring the next generation of film and television-makers. 


Take part in the selection of students to ensure the most talented students secure a place at the NFTS.


Monitor the work of each individual student attending screenings and discussions to make sure participants receive proper analysis of all their work at each stage together with practical recommendations.


Provide familiarisation for other specialisations that need a basic understanding of the opportunities afforded by graphics and titles in film and television projects.



Lead the Graphics and Titles for Film and Television Masters curriculum and support the delivery of other provision delivered by the School.


Review the departmental budget with the Curriculum Finance Officer and maintain budgetary control, ensuring that the department keeps within its financial limits.


Take an active part in recruiting Tutors, keeping up-to-date lists.



This post requires an experienced film and/or television graphics design professional with solid understanding, knowledge and practical experience of the industry.

Experience of the capabilities and workflows of industry standard software applications like Flame, Nuke, Viz, After Effects and Cinema 4D would be helpful.

An essential quality is the ability to recognise and foster potential talent, whilst also ensuring students reach the technical standards required of them. 

You should also have the ability to engage with the other departm