The BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking (BAPF) is designed to teach aspiring filmmakers the essential skills, across a range of disciplines, to prepare them for a career in the screen industries. The degree focuses on the technical training for the pre-production, production and post production of a graduate film, and the theory and practice that underpins the skill sets of professional filmmakers. Programme Overview
- 2-year programme intensive fast-track programme including summer terms
- Small class sizes and specialist seminar groups
- Taught by working industry professionals allowing students to receive training to industry standard from people who have up-to-date knowledge.
- Specialist training on Arri 16mm camera from Panavision.
- Learn about filmmaking from the perspective of the director, producer and writer and all key crew roles.
- Focus on current issues through the impact of documentary filmmaking, supported by the Bertha Foundation and DocHouse.
- Access to equipment and facilities outside of class time.
- Be trained in the use of Adobe products such as Adobe Premiere Pro.
- Progression: Depending on the specialisations followed during their studies, students may progress as Directors, Producers, Cinematographers, Editors, and Sound Designers. Students may also choose to study at postgraduate level in a specialised subject. Many graduates work as freelancers on independent productions whilst building their experience.
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 the 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)
Practical assessment and/or Essay No written exams
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Entry Criteria can be found at: https://centralfilmschool.com/international-and-european-students/ English Language Requirements can be found at: https://centralfilmschool.com/language-requirements/ An overview of TIER 4 VISA information can be found at: https://centralfilmschool.com/visa-requirements/
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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
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|Channel Islands||£21600||Whole course|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Eligible students may apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, and/or a Maintainance Loan to support living costs. For information about our Merit Scholarship or to find out about other sources of funding, please visit: https://centralfilmschool.com/scholarships-and-other-funding/