Film and Television Practice at London South Bank University - UCAS

Course summary

This largely practice-based course offers you the unique opportunity to study film and television in the heart of London. We have a strong track-record of delivering high quality film and television courses that combine academic rigour with the professional and entrepreneurial skills required to jumpstart your career. This course will provide you with the cutting-edge digital skills and experience film and television professionals require in an intensely competitive international industry. you will benefit from our connection to a plethora of production and post-production houses in London’s Soho and on our doorstep and enjoy regular visits and masterclasses from top industry professionals. You will learn how to design and create original content across a wide range of genres from drama and documentary to television formats. The rapidly changing nature of moving image production will be rigorously explored through scholarly study and extensive hands on creative and technical practice. You will have the opportunity to work on both individual and group projects over the three years, developing a set of highly transferable skills enabling the creative expression of your ideas. You will have access to the latest developments in virtual production, green screen, motion capture. You will also have opportunities to collaborate with students from other disciplines within the school of arts and creative industries such as sound and music and acting and performance. What to expect In your first year you will acquire foundational skills in film and TV production as well as learning how to analyse how films and TV programmes are constructed. Having access to a range of bespoke masterclasses delivered by British Film Institute (BFI) staff members you will start building your professional network and your portfolio from your first year. In your second year you will be able to specialise in Cinematography, Writing, Directing and Producing, or Editing and Post-Production. Employability is central to our delivery and work experience is embedded into the course in your second year. In your final year you will further hone your skills. On completing the course you will have transformed into a highly skilled and experienced professional and will graduate with an impressive portfolio to showcase your skills to employers.


Year 1 Physical Film Making - Core Fundamentals of Film and Television - Core Approaches to Film and Television - Core Documentary practice - Core Editing and Montage - Core Sounds for Film and Television - Core Year 2 Screen Analysis - Core Professional Employability - Core Production practices - Core Collaborative Practices - Optional Sound on Film - Optional Screenwriting - Core for Writing and Directing and Producing Specialism Directing and producing - Core for Writing and Directing and Producing Specialism Lighting and electrical - Core for Cinematography Specialism Director of photography - Core for Cinematography Specialism Editing Drama - Core for Editing and Post-Production specialism Post Production for Drama - Core for Editing and Post-Production specialism Year 3 Research Project - Core Final Film - Core Brief-led Practice - Optional Film reviewing and curation - Optional Pre-Production – Core for Writing and Directing and Producing Specialism Camera Department – Core for Cinematography Specialism Advanced Editing and Visual Effects – Core for Editing and Post-production specialism

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Film and Television Practice at London South Bank University - UCAS