Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Overview Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker or screenwriter, BA Film is a single degree course with a variety of pathways that meets the interests and ambitions of diverse students united by a passion for film. Why study BA Film at Middlesex University? At Middlesex, we offer a unique degree experience in Film, not only because the course is designed to be flexible, accommodating very different kinds of film students, but also because it encourages, indeed requires, collaboration between students with different interests, skills and knowledge, which is great preparation for working professionally in the film industry. If you want to be part of a great community of people striving to be the best and to develop your passion for film, come to Middlesex. After your first year, you can follow pathways in producing, directing, editing, sound, cinematography, art direction or scriptwriting, or you may prefer not to identify yourself closely with any of the pathways but rather use BA Film as a means of gaining an excellent all-round education in the theory and practice of film. In your final year you will choose your own final project, meaning you can write and direct your own film as part of the degree if you wish. Course highlights Our outstanding facilities allow you to familiarise yourself with equipment and learn a wide range of practical skills, from pre-production to post-production All our staff work in the film industry – you will be taught by professional producers, directors and screenwriters with expertise in areas including experimental film-making, corporate film-making, drama and documentary You will learn from guest speakers in the industry – past speakers include Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise, Doctor Who), Kim Longinotto (Divorce Iranian Style), Sean McAllister (A Syrian Love Story) Our location, close to central London, is great place to start your career in film – you have access to cutting-edge equipment, great casting opportunities and a fantastic film-making network As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course details


Year 1: Screen Storytelling (30 credits) - Compulsory Screen Aesthetics (30 credits) - Compulsory Film Production Fundamentals 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory Film Production Fundamentals 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Producing and Directing (60 credits) - Compulsory Film Documentary (30 credits) - Optional Film Craft (30 credits) - Optional Screenwriting: The Short Film (30 credits) - Optional Year 3: Major Project (30 credits) - Compulsory Film Ideology and Aesthetics (30 credits) - Compulsory Film Entrepreneurship (30 credits) - Compulsory Advanced Screenwriting (30 credits) - Optional Advanced Craft Skills (30 credits) - Optional Advanced Producing and Directing (30 credits) - Optional

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14700 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

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Film at Middlesex University - UCAS