BIMM Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Business & Entrepreneurship - Brighton

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Course summary

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About the course This brand new, exciting course for September 2021 entry, will challenge you to embrace current structural and production techniques for screen and television as well as emerging trends and help you learn key business skills which will then be used to develop high-level business plans and strategies. As you move through the course, you’ll study a wide range of topics, all focused on maximising your employability as a graduate and building an industry-standard skill set. These topics include film and media content production and delivery; financing and funding; data analytics and marketing; legal and accounting principles; merchandising and marketing strategies, HR in film management, trend forecasting, organisational strategy and development and distribution. You will also develop the key skills to ensure success in the business – presentation, networking, pitching and creative entrepreneurship. The BA (Hons) Film Business & Entrepreneurship undergraduate course reflects current demands for professionally ready graduates equipped with the vital creative, business and entrepreneurial skills to navigate the modern film, screen and media environment. This brand new, industry facing course is a vital part of the roster of undergraduate courses that will make up the Screen and Film School offer – BA Hons Filmmaking and BA Hons Film Business & Entrepreneurship -and will allow students from both courses and disciplines to work in synergy to create cutting edge and industry standard screen and film content. The unique collaborative feature of the BA Hons Film Business & Entrepreneurship will give you the opportunity to be part of a creative production team, collectively learning how to work together and develop a film or screen venture. This collaborative approach to working between the courses will ensure open access to the entire industry, including peripheral and supporting roles. Over the past decade, the UK Film & TV industry has continued to experience significant growth. Opportunities to work in this vibrant and exciting industry have never been better. BFI have revealed that £737 million was spent on UK high-end television production in the first six months of 2019, UK cinemas saw their highest summer box office returns on record – from May to August, the total box office was over £474 million, up 7.8% on the same period in 2018 (UK Cinema Association, 2019). Streaming giants such as Netflix and Amazon have invested billions into the UK economy to help meet their huge demand for content. The need for skilled staff, with a developed sense of business acumen, an understanding and appreciation of the screen industry, along with an entrepreneurial mindset and attributes is vital if we are to meet this exceptional demand. The BA Hons Film Business & Entrepreneurship provides the training, personal & professional skills and attributes, and industry networks to succeed in this exciting creative industry. This course is approved and awarded by BIMM Institute

Course details


Students can expect to study the following modules. These will be a combination of core and elective, further details can be viewed on the Screen and Film School website. Year 1 Creative Industries & You 1 Pitch to Greenlight 1 Production Processes Distribution to Franchise Practice, Context & Culture Film Business Evolution Entrepreneurial Mindset 1 Pitch to Greenlight 2 Year 2 Creative Industries & You 2 Entrepreneurial Mindset 2 Creative Producing 1 Production Co-ordination & Management 1 Development, Financing & Distribution 1 Film Budget Management 1 Creativity, Identity & Authenticity Monetising Your Film 1 Intellectual Property & Closing the Deal 1 Evolving Business & Revenue Strands 1 Short Film (Business) Year 3 Final Project Entrepreneurial Mindset 3 Creative Producing 2 Production Co-ordination & Management 2 Development, Financing & Distribution 2 Film Budget Management 2 Monetising Your Film 2 Intellectual Property & Closing the Deal 2 Evolving Business & Revenue Strands 2 Pitch to Greenlight 3 Final Project The Creative Industries & You 3 Production & Distribution

Assessment method

Screen and Film School has designed the course methods and modes of assessment to align themselves with module teaching methods, learning outcomes and the Film Schools methodology and available resources. These methods of assessment include the following: Reflective Diaries or Portfolios Presentations Short Filmed outcomes Collaborative Skills

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course codeP4W1
Institution code B39
Campus nameScreen and Film School Brighton
Campus codeW

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Screen and Film School are currently not able accept international applicants that require a Tier 4 visa to study in UK. Please contact the admissions team to discuss further if required.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Our selection of students is based on potential and is therefore flexible. Applications are welcomed from students who might not have the qualifying entry requirements but can demonstrate a proactive commitment to narrative film, documentary, music promo or some other type of moving image creation, in the moving image disciplines.
A level CC 2 A-Levels at grade C or above to OR equivalent level qualification and normally 3 GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4 including English Language and Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP We also require GCSEs (minimum grade C or grade 4) - At least three GCSEs to include English language and mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits P: 34 credits Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

Studied before or have relevant experience? A qualification, HE credits or relevant experience may count towards your course at Screen and Film School, and could mean that you do not have to take some elements of the course.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6a minimum of 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in other elements.

We also accept the following qualifications: - ESOL Skills for Life Level B2 (Higher B2 on CEFR Scale) - IGCSE English Language (First Language) at C/4 or above - IGCSE English Language (Second Language) at B/3 or above - International Baccalaureate English Language at 5 or above in English A or B Applicants must have met the minimum requirement and be in receipt of results prior to enrolment.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13750* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fee shown is for year 1 of study only. Fees may be subject to increase on an annual basis, and do not cover additional costs such as: - Living costs (rent/bills/travel) - Equipment required for your course such as hard-drive,computer and software/camera equipment and film/books etc
Film Business & Entrepreneurship - Brighton at BIMM Institute - UCAS