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Course summary

Gain a thorough grounding in the craft and experience of filmmaking. You’ll become an independent thinker and graduate as a technically skilled and imaginative filmmaker. Develop the power of your storytelling through confident employment of creative and technical filmmaking skills in drama, documentary and experimental film production. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study theory to develop your creative practice and be guided by industry experienced tutors in all aspects of film production
  • Explore a range of filmmaking disciplines, including directing for drama, experimental film and documentary, together with producing, cinematography, screenwriting, design, editing and post-production, and location and post-production sound
  • Learn who your audience is and how to engage them
  • Explore the responsibilities of your practice, discovering your voice and developing that as a filmmaker
Find out more The Northern Film School is based at our new Leeds School of Arts building in Leeds city centre. You'll have access to a range of facilities including:
  • 220-seat Dolby Atmos cinema
  • Digital film production equipment (cameras, lighting, sound)
  • Four film studios
  • Green screen studio
  • Foley and ADR recording studios
  • Immersive sound mixing studios
  • Grading suites
  • Edit suites
  • 5.1 sound edit suites
  • Production offices
  • Props, design and costume store
  • Film and script archive
Teaching expertise All of our tutors are film practitioners, so you’ll benefit from a wide range of professional production experience. The teaching team has a wealth of expertise in drama, documentary and experimental filmmaking, with specialist knowledge in screenwriting, postproduction, sound, producing, directing and cinematography. Our approach towards collaborative filmmaking ensures that you will be a self-reliant, technically-skilled creative with the ability to work as part of a professional unit. Professional recognition This course is recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries. It carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.ased industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries. Why study Filmmaking at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 92% of students on BA (Hons) Filmmaking were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  • Recognised by industry body ScreenSkills
  • Close links to industry and the creative sector in the Yorkshire region, throughout the UK, and beyond
  • Your tutors have extensive experience of working in the film industry, with most of them still being active filmmakers
  • As well as being the birthplace of film, Leeds is home to the one of the UK's oldest cinemas and the city recently chosen by Channel 4 for its new national headquarters
  • Access to professional, industry standard filmmaking facilities, equipment and teaching spaces In the new Leeds School of Arts building
*National Student Survey 2023


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Contextualising Practice 1
  • Making Stories 1: Hearing, Listening, Seeing – Introduction to Moving Image & Sound
  • Creating Documentary: Observed Realities
  • Creating Fiction: Imagined Realities
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Contextualising Practice 2: Experimental Film
  • Making Stories 2: Experiments with Form & Narrative
  • Collaborative Practice 1: Research & Development
  • Filmmaking 1: Production (study abroad students only)
  • Filmmaking 2: R&D (study abroad students only)
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Contextualising Practice 3: Dissertation/Independent Project
  • Collaborative Practice 2: Professional Futures
- Major Project

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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