BA(Hons) Filmmaking is based at Bower Ashton Studios, part of the City Campus. This is a production-based degree - you’ll learn by making. Our teaching team works at the cutting edge of contemporary media practice, with high levels of practical experience and expertise. The course pushes boundaries, intellectually and imaginatively. Explore filmmaking for the 21st century through development of eclectic short form projects that span the vast opportunities for audience and presentation in the modern industry. Build the knowledge to navigate the industry as it changes over the next 10 to 20 years by applying cutting-edge techniques. Our industry contacts include the BBC, ITV, Aardman [email protected], Bottleyard Film Studies and E3 Media. They provide ongoing professional input and work experience opportunities. Recent guest speakers include director Ben Wheatley (High Rise), write and director Gurindha Chandha (Bend It Like Beckham). We have also held masterclasses with editor St John O’Rorke (The White Princess) and art director Sarah Hauldron (Gosford Park). Showcase your work to talent scouts and potential employers at the final year Creative Industries Degree Show and graduate with an impressive portfolio of work. Our multi-skilled graduates go on to work in the creative industries for a range of media and multimedia production companies - as researchers, camera operators, editors, assistant directors/producers, mixers, graders and cinematographers.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Due to the creative nature of the course, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We may make different offers where appropriate to candidates who have a strong portfolio, or substantial relevant work/other experience and whose motivation and skills would enable them to succeed on the course. In your application, please give full details of any relevant work experience and qualifications (including modules and units). Filmmaking is a highly competitive course with a large volume of applications each year. We operate a 'gathered field' approach to ensure a fair admissions process and enable us to offer places to the strongest applicants in each cycle. To do this, we will review all applications after a set deadline, rather than at the point they are submitted. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 25 January 2023. We will not consider any applications received after that date.
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants demonstrating commitment to and knowledge of the subject on their application form are invited to a selection session where they will be required to present a collection of their creative work to demonstrate a good practical ability in and understanding of their chosen field. It should be noted that it may not be possible to interview every applicant to the course.
To have a good chance of obtaining a place on the course, you should be able to bring a portfolio of media related work to the interview. The emphasis is definitely on quality not quantity, but the portfolio might include samples from any of the following: video show reels, CD-ROMs, web design work, audio materials, artwork, storyboards, photography and samples of written work.
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Fees and funding
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