The following course information is for students applying for entry in September 2023. If you're looking to start a similar course in September 2022 at Year 1 (Level 4) entry, please refer to BA (Hons) Film & Screen (Film Production).
Films are made to tell a story – whether that’s for entertainment, to promote a product or to raise awareness for a cause. This practical course will give you a deep understanding of the creative processes involved in the film industry, as you work towards producing a major film project.
Why study with us?
- Small, practical classes
- Industry networks and opportunities
- Free Adobe Creative Cloud licence
- Free access to Da Vinci Resolve, Movie Magic software
- Chance to attend Aesthetica Short Film Festival
- Partnerships with Abbey Road Studios and Delamar Academy of Hair and Make-up
You'll explore the full breadth of filmmaking, from idea to launch – examining all facets of production across narrative drama, documentary and digital advertising. Examining different cinematic techniques and styles, you’ll learn how to construct persuasive, compelling stories and manage the production process from start to finish. You'll also explore how film has developed over time, and acquire a critical understanding of the cultural contexts of film and the relationship between storyteller and audience.
From day one you’ll get to produce your own films. Practical workshops using specialist facilities allow you to experience different industry roles and experiment with techniques. You’ll also work with professional clients on live briefs, giving you valuable experience on how to adapt your skills to fit a client’s brief and brand, and create outcomes that place you at the forefront of the industry.
Based in London, you'll also have the opportunity to attend film screenings, workshops and masterclasses with industry leaders (learning from established screenwriters and producers) and join internships to put your learning into context and build your professional network. Previously, students have worked with the BBC, the British Film Institute and UK Cinema Association.
You’ll also have the chance to showcase your work at Aesthetica Short Film Festival – an international, BAFTA-qualifying festival celebrating independent film from around the world.
In your final year, you’ll work on a major film project, from pre-production to post-production. You’ll research ideas, select your crew and direct your own film – from drama to commercial, music video to factual documentary. This will become part of your professional showreel that you can show to future employers and clients.
In your Foundation year, you'll gain a solid grounding in academic skills and principles, as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area.
It will provide a rich and varied experience to ensure you’re prepared for degree-level study in the UK – ready to develop specialist knowledge and confidently make the most of your course.
Some modules will be taken with students heading towards the same or related subject areas, while others will be taken with a blend of students – enabling you to mix with peers who bring a range of different perspectives and experiences to the classroom.
You’ll take two modules related to your subject area and eight shared modules covering key skills like communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, politics, data, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Once you’ve successfully completed your Foundation year, you’ll directly progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree-level course.
This course is subject to validation.