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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking 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 a variety of professional post production softwares.
  • Progression: Depending on the specialisations followed during their studies, students may progress as Directors, Producers, Cinematographers, Editors, Production Designers, 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.


Visual Storytelling, Screen Studies, Working with Actors, Practical Filmmaking 1, Directing Actors, Documentary Film Production, Practical Film Production 16mm, Writing, Pitching and Developing Short Film, Graduation Film Development, Graduation Film Specialism (Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Production Design, Editing/Continuity, Sound Recording/Design)

Assessment method

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Entry Criteria can be found at: English Language Requirements can be found at: An overview of Student Route VISA information can be found at:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


All applicants will be interviewed online after we receive a visual portfolio


Visual Portfolio - a 60-second to 2-minute short film with a clear story OR see our website for more ideas.

English language requirements

For international students, we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no lower that 5.5 in any component.

A list of accepted English language qualifications can be found on our website

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £22200 Whole course
Northern Ireland £22200 Whole course
Scotland £22200 Whole course
Wales £22200 Whole course
Channel Islands £22200 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £22200 Whole course
EU £41500 Whole course
International £41500 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship 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:

Practical Filmmaking at Central Film School London - UCAS