Central Film School London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Gloucestershire

Practical Filmmaking

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Course summary

This BA course has been designed to provide students with the skillsets required by employers in the screen industries. Students learn to work collaboratively towards professional standards through the course model that sees lecture, seminar and workshop training followed by the practical application of learning on set. In the final phase of the course students demonstrate the culmination of their learning through major graduation film projects that then receive a screening in Central London.

Course details


Level 4 Across terms 1 and 2, students must successfully pass the following modules: Practical Film Production 1: HD (30 CATS) Screen Studies: Landmarks in Cinema (30 CATS) Visual Storytelling and Screen Grammar (30 CATS) Working with Actors (15 CATS) Screenwriting: Writing Short Films (15 CATS) Level 5 Across terms 3 and 4, students must successfully pass the following modules: Practical Film Production 2: S16mm (30 CATS) Writing, Pitching and Developing Short Film (30 CATS) Directing Actors (15 CATS) Documentary Production (15 CATS) Contemporary TV Formats (15 CATS) Interactive Media Production (15 CATS) Level 6 Across terms 5 and 6, students must successfully pass the following modules: Graduation Film Development and Pre-Production (30 CATS) Film Business, Marketing and Distribution (30 CATS) In addition to this, in term 6 students must successfully pass assessment on 2 specialisms - Producing (30 CATS) Directing (30 CATS) Assistant Direction (30 CATS) Cinematography (30 CATS) Editing/Continuity (30 CATS) Sound Recording/Mixing (30 CATS)

Assessment method

Practical assessment and/or Essay No written exams

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Once you have submitted a Visual Portfolio you will be invited to an interview to discuss your portfolio, motivations and experiences.


A Visual Portfolio with a showreel no longer than 10mins. The showreel / short film should showcase your creative style and creative voice. The Visual Portfolio can be uploaded to Vemo or YouTube and the link sent to [email protected]

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £33000 Whole course
England £33000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £33000 Whole course
Scotland £33000 Whole course
Wales £33000 Whole course
Channel Islands £33000 Whole course
International £40500 Whole course

Additional fee information

The Tuition Fee includes the total cost of tuition, including all materials and filming budgets. The Tuition Fee does not include the Registration Fee of £500
Practical Filmmaking at Central Film School London - UCAS