BIMM Institute

Filmmaking - Manchester BIMM Institute Degree level: Undergraduate

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About the course

This cutting-edge industry-led course has been developed from in-depth and ongoing industry feedback and input from all areas of production that reflects the current demand for industry ready, technically skilled students, who have the creative, logistical and production skills that are currently needed in industry. The growth in high end production for content providers such as Netflix, Amazon, Disney Plus and Apple TV in the UK supports the need for highly skilled graduates for industry. The course’s modules reflects this need for set ready professionals and has been developed to ensure that all industry production roles across all formats (including factual/documentary, drama, short form content, advertising) in all production & technical roles (including screenwriting, directing, producing, assistant directing, production design, editing & VFX, sound production & design, development & distribution) are included in our raft of industry optional modules that can be selected as a specialisation in the 2nd year. To ensure this professionalism is embedded in the curriculum the film school acts as a production house, the tutor as executive producer, to support the collaborative film production that begins in the first year and is realised in the graduation films in the student's final year.

As film production is continuously evolving the Screen and Film School is constantly adapting to support the industry’s demands. The course’s intensive curriculum will challenge students to develop their skills and prepare them for the production world of today. Students will gain experience shooting projects on the newest developments in HD, film and digital equipment - from Arri Alexa to Red Raven - as well as classic film
cameras like Panavision and Arriflex on 8mm, super 16mm and 35mm film.

The development of practical film production skills is supported by a film theory strand which provides students with a critical understanding of applied film theory and ensures that students will enter the industry as an informed practitioner.

As student’s progress into the final year of study, students will become highly-trained professionals in their chosen field and ready to take on a key technical or production role in the Production Realisation module (graduation film).

All students leave Screen and Film School with a professional portfolio of work, which will serve as a calling card for the skills. Students also gain an understanding of how to navigate the film industry which will support the technical and creative film craft skills that will be acquired.

This course is approved and awarded by BIMM Institute

Course details

Modules

Students can expect to study the following core modules:

Year 1/Level 4

  • The Creative Industries & You 1– Finding Your Path
  • Camera, Lighting and Sound
  • Post-Production
  • Development to Distribution
  • Production Design
  • Short Film 1
  • Practice, Context & Culture
  • Short Film 2

Year 2/L5:

  • The Creative Industries & You 2– Collaborative Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity, Identity & Authenticity
  • Short Film 3
  • Short Film 4

Year 3/L6

  • The Creative Industries & You 3 – Professional Practice
  • Final Project
  • Pre-Production Process
  • Production Realisation

A range of optional modules can be selected in years 2 and 3, subject to availability and student demand. Please visit the course information page on the Screen and Film School website for a full break down.

Assessment method

L4 and L5 - Observed Practical Assessment, Project Outcomes & Portfolios, Presentations, Filmed Sequences & Evaluations

L6 Practical Assessment, Portfolio, Visual & Written Essay, Production Realisation Outcomes & Evaluations


How to apply

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code P3W4
Institution code B39
Campus name Screen and Film School Manchester
Campus code Y

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Our selection of students is based on potential and is therefore flexible.

The academic entry requirements listed are indicative only and we encourage applications from students who may not have the qualifying entry requirements but can demonstrate a proactive commitment to narrative film, documentary, music promo or other types of moving image creation.
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.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 36 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 must include English

Attendance at Applicant Day - Applicants who meet the academic entry requirements will be invited to prepare for and participate in an applicant day held at Screen and Film School.

Portfolio
All applicants who demonstrate the potential to meet the entry requirements through their UCAS application will be invited to submit a show-reel and / or portfolio which will be reviewed by the Admissions Tutor.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

All applicants who demonstrate the potential to meet the entry requirements through their UCAS application will be invited to submit a show-reel and / or portfolio which will be reviewed by the Admissions Tutor.

Details of what to include will be provided by email upon receipt of an application.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 A minimum overall score of 170, and no lower than 165 in each band
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 a minimum of 5.5 must be achieved in each band (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)
PTE Academic 50.0 A minimum score of 50 overall. At least 42 must be achieved in all four skills
TOEFL (iBT) 80.0 the minimum points must met in each band: Listening - 19 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 21

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

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £14,750 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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

Provider information

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BIMM Institute
38-42 Brunswick Street West
Hove
BN3 1EL


Course contact details

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Screen and Film School - Admissions