Film with Professional Placement at Falmouth University - UCAS

Course summary

Delve into the theory and practice of contemporary filmmaking. On this Film degree, learn to tell stories through the study and practice of moving image. You’ll develop your craft through hands-on experience in a specialist facility that mirrors real-world practices. By exploring the contexts and history of film culture, you’ll identify ideas, technologies and processes that challenge the norms of conventional filmmaking. You’ll explore a range of pathways, including short- and long-form cinema, documentary and experimental work, and try your hand at camera, post-production editing, grade and sound design, and screenwriting, before specialising in your chosen craft. You will: Learn from award-winning staff and industry experts. Recent visiting professionals include Tom Morgan (Head of Client Services at ENVY Post), Ben Coren (Development Executive at Film4), and Johnie Burn (sound design for Nope, Zone of Interest) Build knowledge and skills through technical workshops and masterclasses led by film practitioners that mirror real industry’s practices Have the opportunity to work in-house through our production centre, the Sound/Image Cinema Lab. Previous productions include Film4’s Enys Men (Mark Jenkin, 2023), Long Way Back (Simon Harvey, 2022) and Wilderness (Justin Doherty, 2021) Study on a Film course accredited by ScreenSkills, in a facility that’s part of CILECT and the ENVY Academy This Film degree is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.


Working in multi-disciplinary teams, you’ll create work in a productive and collaborative environment that will ready you to be a dynamic professional in the workplace. You'll understand how collaborating with others and honing your research skills can help broaden your own thinking and knowledge to give impact, relevance and reach to your creative work. Our film school boasts ScreenSkills and CILECT accreditations, which are awarded to courses delivering the very best creative thinking, industry-relevant training, exceptional staff, facilities and partnerships. Year one: The first year of your degree will focus on developing your film knowledge through lectures, seminars and screenings, as well as nurturing your talent in all areas of short film development and production. You’ll further your understanding of industrial and creative contexts by examining current filmmaking trends in form, style, theme and narrative. You’ll have the opportunity to network with experienced professionals through our series of panel discussions and masterclasses, helping to enhance your industry skills and employability profile. You’ll also have the chance to visit an international film festival. Modules: Production Cultures 1 Production Cultures 2 Cultural Contexts Industrial Contexts Year two: You'll build on your interests and passions by embarking on specialist pathways of your choice, deploying the skills you learn in a self-initiated project – typically within screenwriting, experimental, documentary or narrative filmmaking. Each week is designed to focus your learning and cinematic knowledge in an environment that recognises and embraces the medium’s changing nature. We also offer the opportunity to engage in placements through a number of external partnerships and opportunities. . Modules: Skills Development Creative Delivery Genre Cinema of Experience Year three: You’ll be responsible for finding your own placement, with support from the Employability Team. Choosing this option will enhance your industry experience and skills while studying. How you’ll study during your placement year You’ll spend time working in a professional context, as part of a business or organisation. This can be in one role, or up to three, and must be for a minimum of 24 weeks. You’ll develop in-demand workplace skills, deepen your insight into industry and grow your network of contacts, all of which could help you get ahead in your career after graduation. Throughout this year, you’ll develop a portfolio of work that includes critical self-reflection on what has been learned from the experience. You’ll be required to evidence your experiences, the skills you’ve learned and your professional growth. Year four: In filmmaking practice, you’ll immerse yourself in a year-long project of creative cinematic endeavor, where you will develop an ambitious and innovative piece of work that sits alongside your research. You’ll also produce a festival strategy or equivalent as well as build your professional profile to help launch your career after graduation. Alongside this, you’ll continue to explore the wider social, political, industrial and artistic contexts of film culture and cinema, choosing from a dedicated module examining the voices of The Other, and a dissertation in a cinematic subject area related to your interests. Each module results in a long-form piece of scholarly writing which will position you ideally for postgraduate studies. Modules: Pitch Deck The Other (optional) Dissertation Final Major Project Futures

Assessment method

Continuous assessment with no formal examinations Visual, verbal and written assignments ‘Campfires’ (timetabled group drop-in sessions) and bookable one-to-one tutorials Optional dissertation in your final year

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA

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IELTS (Academic)6An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Trinity ISEA minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
PTE Academic55A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

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Film with Professional Placement at Falmouth University - UCAS