Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Gain the skills that employers are looking for. Created alongside industry, our Film Production course is guided by the needs of film professionals.

  • Collaborate with industry partners, including key players Films@59 and The Bottle Yard Studios, Bristol.
  • Learn a distinctive, sector-leading, practice-based curriculum – based on current trends and forecasts.
  • Work with real clients on real briefs to hone your creativity, gain professional experience and stack specialist technical skills.
Taught by boomsatsuma at Tobacco Factory in Bristol. Our exciting Filmmaking Production course offers a new dynamic approach to industry-engaged filmmaking education, and has been co-designed with industry partners to teach the specific skills employers are looking for, while supporting and developing your creative identity. You’ll explore the entire filmmaking process from pre-production to on-set production and develop a fundamental understanding of key post-production skills in your first year. Our partnerships with BBC Factual and The Bottle Yard Studios mean you’ll get valuable, ongoing work experience opportunities, guest speakers and departmental site visits. Industry professionals will train you in using various equipment, and you’ll also be able to access kit across the studio spaces, on set projects and for your independent work. Alongside the practical, theoretical and technical skills you will learn, there will be considerable focus on collaboration, communication, soft skills and professional working. BA (Hons) Filmmaking is taught at boomsatsuma in Bristol, which became a UNESCO City of Film in 2017 due to its extensive production and media culture in television and film.


In your first year you'll begin by understanding the key aspects of filmmaking, the art of storytelling, the tools required to do it and the overall process. You'll learn directly from industry partners BBC Bristol, Films@59 and The Bottle Yard Studios about the skills required for employment. Production students will work together throughout the year culminating in a collaborative short film project. Your second year will consist of a thorough investigation of visual aesthetics: or how to create a filmic world, covering both the physical, set design and build and the virtual, green screen and VFX. You'll develop production skills around the world of documentary production and working with archival materials. During your third year you'll undertake a specialist study such as sound recording or colourist and produce a professional standard piece of work that follows your interest. You'll learn how to curate your own online profile to be an attractive prospective employee.

Assessment method

You learn in intensive sessions across four days of the week and includes screenings, lectures, seminars, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with both technical and academic staff. Assessments include films, production portfolios, production design, online portfolios, websites, showreels, and presentations.

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Boomsatsuma (Bristol)
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

120 Level 4 credits from an equivalent qualification.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Filmmaking (Production) at Bath Spa University - UCAS