Filmmaking at University of Plymouth - UCAS

Course summary

Our BA focuses on nurturing distinct voices, developing creativity and building a confident collaborative skillset. We welcome students with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and talents who are united by a passion to tell stories through moving image. Inspired by the world of film you will be empowered to create unique film experiences using innovative production methods. You will develop the practical, critical and creative skills and voices to make you stand out in the evolving film and media industries. Practice-based. Learn the art of filmmaking by making films. Work individually and on a collaborative film set. Engage with narrative methods and experimental approaches on a course with an independent spirit and industry standards. This course develops creative and technical confidence and helps you find your own style. Learn from experts. Learn from award-winning industry filmmakers, academics and technical staff with a wealth of independent, commercial and research experience. Professional environment. Develop a high level of professional technical skills using contemporary industry-standard facilities, cameras and equipment, including an on-site cinema to screen your films. Cinematic City. Plymouth has a rich and vibrant film history and a thriving and rapidly growing artistic and cultural identity. You will have the opportunity to work closely with Imperfect Cinema; a collective that brings filmmaking to the community through a punk spirit and ambitious vision. In addition, gain industry experience by working on live briefs and portfolio-building opportunities. Impact the Industry. Graduates of our new course are starting their careers as cinematographers, creative producers, editors, script editors, runners and production assistants, working on film sets and with studios and companies such as Aardman, BBC, ITV, and Twofour. Learn transferable skills and gain the experience to join them in the ever-changing and exciting world of film.


In your first year you will explore filmmaking through production and creative research. Develop high-level technical skills and contextual awareness and experiment with a variety of storytelling forms and techniques. Examine themes such as genre and narrative and engage with some of the key debates and critical perspectives within the exciting world of cinema. In your second year you will expand your creative filmmaking skills through specialised technical workshops and crew-based filmmaking production. Identify interest areas and deepen your knowledge of the craft while experimenting with emerging, alternative and contemporary approaches to film and moving image practice. In your final year you will prepare for major final productions through research and experimentation with techniques and processes, and work on a number of short film projects to support your evolving portfolio. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in ( A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/4 or above required.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6With 5.5 in all elements.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Filmmaking at University of Plymouth - UCAS