Film and Television courses join forces with Royal Television Society

14 May 2021
Student giving the thumbs up in television control studio.

Applicants for Film BA(Hons) and Television BA(Hons) at Falmouth University can apply for bursaries from the Royal Television Society (RTS). Successful applicants will also receive additional mentoring arranged by the Society.  

The Royal Television Society (RTS) attracts widespread industry support, allowing the organisation to provide bursaries and in-kind support such as mentoring, in addition to providing webinar sessions for students during lockdown and offering internships and work experience opportunities across the year.  

The Society’s bursaries are only available for those who have secured a place on courses accredited by Screenskills, which includes Film BA(Hons) and Television BA(Hons) at Falmouth. Screenskills bursaries have already broadened horizons for Falmouth students and alumni – graduate Avy has just been awarded funding for a summer course at Aardman Animations.  

The Royal Television bursaries are open to all new and first-year students, and the scheme is designed to support people from lower-income backgrounds to pursue a career in the television industry. As well as this financial support, mentoring is provided to the 25-30 successful applicants across the country each year.  

The Society also offers an additional Steve Hewlett Scholarship to select applications. The inspiring documentary filmmaker embodied the School of Film & Television’s focus of opening the door on diverse worlds through film and television making. 

I’m extremely proud of the School of Film & Television’s association with a body that represents our craft and provides an invaluable resource for both up-and-coming and establish film and television makers.

Head of Film & Television Kingsley Marshall encourages all applicants in the School of Film & Television to check their eligibility, and encourages all to join the Royal Television Society, which offers free membership for students. 

“As a longstanding member of the Royal Television Society, I’m extremely proud of the School of Film & Television’s association with a body that represents our craft and provides an invaluable resource for both up-and-coming and establish film and television makers. The society has always offered free student membership, allowing access both to their masterclass series and the coveted Student Awards. 

“Finding a voice, enacting change and widening the diversity of those involved in this industry as well as the kind of stories being told, is what draws applicants to Falmouth University and what we encourage our students to do when they are here and our alumni after they graduate. This bursary can help those making their first steps.”  

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