NFTS: Commuting from Long Distances (outside of London)

Dan Bug

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Hi all,
Hope your doing good.

I just recieved an offer to NFTS for one of the Postgraduate Diploma's. I'm super excited for it and really wanna do the program. However, I'm a little nervous due to commuting (and money).

Based on some conversations I've had I know that there are people who commute long distances in attendence so hoping for any advice, tips or general advice.

At the moment, I'm located in the Bristol/Bath area and I definitly can't afford the rent closer to Beaconsfield/London area. Since I've just recieved my offer (in August) I've only got a month until we start, so figured either way I would have to commute until I could get settled or find another option. My current rent is very affordable plus I have family in the area, so it seems ti be the better option. I do understand that commuting ain't cheap either though.

I know it'll be hard but I'm willing to tey it, just curious peoples experiences and how manageable it is, especially with the schedule. I don't want to hinder my performance but also cant take the risk of not affording it. Also would like to know anything I need to have prepared ahead of time such as the best train passes or if there is alternative commuting options I may not be aware of.

I understand it may be unrelatable or sound ridiculous but anything anyone could share would be extremely appreciated.

Thanks for reading!
Hey, congrats! Ive just finished the certification in filmmaking and really all i can say is you might find ( you definitely WILL find) yourself missing out on some of the stuff/opportunities that goes on constantly throughout the school year after classes finish. My travel was 2 hours each way. I was gutted to miss out on screenings etc but only had a week of in person classes- the rest was online. So the journey was do-able. But yeah, was envious of those able to enjoy the nfts life outside of hours. There is also a lot of opportunity to work on other student films which if you are travelling from far will make it nigh impossible for you to make some of the call or wrap times. But at the end of the day money is money. We dont all have it. And that may be the cross you have to bare for the opportunity of doing one of the schools fab courses. Congrats on getting in. That is something to be proud of. Hope you really enjoy it :)
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