This three-year degree is one of the best-known film courses in the world, with an international reputation for its academic and practical teaching. Our students’ films are shown at festivals globally and have won a host of honours and awards, including Royal Television Society Awards, a Student Academy Award and a Grierson Best Student Documentary Award. We operate from a purpose-built studio facility in Harrow, with two large film and television studios, a set construction workshop, a 3D workshop, and extensive post-production facilities. The environment is both scholarly and creative, with all students studying film history, criticism and aesthetics alongside their practical work. You'll learn to collaborate creatively as you develop production specialisms in areas such as writing, producing, cinematography, directing, production design, editing and sound. You'll also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. We aim to develop thinking filmmakers who have something to say to, and about, the world. A very high proportion of our students go on to work in film and television, and recent work from notable alumni includes The Greatest Showman and Nocturnal Animals (Seamus McGarvey, cinematographer), Senna and Amy (Asif Kapadia, director) and No Time to Die and Skyfall (Neal Purvis, screenwriter, producer). Under the Shadow, the first feature directed by 2005 graduate Babak Anvari, was selected as the UK entry for the 2017 Best Foreign Language film Oscar and won the Outstanding Debut Award at the 2017 BAFTA Awards. The course receives substantial support from the industry and you will gain experience of working with professional actors, negotiating with facilities houses, equipment hire companies and local authorities. Based at the recently refurbished Harrow Campus – home to the Westminster School of Arts – you will work alongside students from design, photography, music, fashion and journalism, in a unique hothouse of creative opportunity. Through an excellent network of industry contacts, some of whom teach on the course, and including many alumni of the course, students have opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities. The second year includes a core work-based professional learning module in which students may undertake a short work placement and begin to develop their industry connections and awareness. Students may also undertake an optional year-long placement between their second and third year.
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
We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combination of qualifications listed above. For further information, please contact Course Enquiries. Please note: we do not accept applications for deferred entry. Selection for the course is highly competitive. You are considered for interview on your grades (predicted or achieved), and, if qualified, a portfolio of relevant work. This could include various types of creative work, for example: a short film (fiction or documentary, maximum 3-5 minutes), a script, storyboards, photography, art portfolios (e.g. painting, drawing, collage), animation. Please include whole short films, or a 5-minute excerpt from a longer film, a ‘showreel’ of edited clips is acceptable if you are a cinematographer . If you are selected for interview, you will need to demonstrate your passion for film, storytelling and for collaborating with others, as well as talking about the work you have done and would like to create in the future.
English language requirements
|6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in other components
6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing
University of Westminster English Language Requirements
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