Our 2-year fast-track BA (Hons) Filmmaking offers film education in an industry setting. Taught by practising film professionals, you will gain a thorough grounding in all areas of the filmmaking process, from script to screen, and become multi-skilled and adaptable. You will acquire the real-world practical skills through work-based learning, amass numerous film credits and be able to start your career in the industry.
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Study on a 2-year, fast-track professional course with likeminded collaborators
Acquire the real-world practical skills through work-based learning
Receive in-depth, hands-on training across the key disciplines of filmmaking: Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, Production (including Production Design) and 1st Assistant Directing
Access to practising film & TV industry tutors, teaching up-to-date skills and becoming potential sources of work for you when you graduate
Excellent tutor-to-student ratios and practical exposure to industry mentors
Learn using up-to-date industry standard equipment and software
Take part in the production of many filmmaking exercises, individual projects, commercials and graduation films, providing you with a significant body of work for inclusion in your showreel
Well-thought-out work placements give real-world experiences and future contacts
No hidden costs - course materials and film budgets are all included in the course fee; you will manage a several thousand-pound budget for film projects
Access industry jobs and work experience upon graduation
Learn to navigate the professional business of film as well as finding a creative voice
Attend film festivals and networking events to help develop your career
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During the first two semesters, students take 3 core modules of 40 credits each which run concurrently for a period of 24 weeks. These modules cover six key disciplines of film production: screenwriting, directing, cinematography, production design, sound and editing, culminating in a major supported film studio production, Film Project One, to consolidate students' theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. Film Project One is the platform for assessing the skills acquired throughout Modules 1, 2 & 3. Successful completion of these three 40-credit modules at Level 4 is required to progress onto the third semester. The third semester of year one is devoted to independent collaborative film project(s), Film Project Two, where students are introduced to the business of film. The project begins with screenplay development and pitching before progressing to pre-production and filming, editing and sound design.
The programme uses a range of summative and formative assessments to track and support students' progress. Formative assessment has a developmental purpose and is designed to help students learn more effectively by giving feedback on their performance and suggestions as to how it can be improved. Formative assignments include presentations, practical work within workshop sessions, a visual narrative, mock exams, written tasks set in the context of the study skills and dissertation seminars such as essay plans and dissertation proposals and drafts of screenplays. Care is taken to ensure that, where possible, assessed assignments are preceded by formative assignments. All practical assessments will be followed by group de-briefs to allow reflection and continuous improvement. A range of formative assignments are set throughout the course. These test technical competence within the key areas of screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, sound and production design at level four, and help students develop creative and analytical skills throughout the programme. In addition, formative written work will be set within the context of the study skills and dissertation seminar. Summative assessment is used to indicate the extent of the students' success in meeting the assessment criteria used to gauge the intended learning outcomes of the individual modules and the programme as a whole. Early semester assessment is focused on technical skills leading to discursive more complex requirements. Students are primarily assessed through coursework, including practical assignments on set and during pre- and post-production and written assignments such as screenplay drafts, essays, project proposals, academic commentaries, reports and a dissertation. In addition, there are exams to test technical knowledge in cinematography, editing and sound during the first three semesters. Assessment at Level 4 During semesters one and two, assessment consists of a short script, a script report, a visual narrative, an essay and on-set assignments where students demonstrate a range of technical and analytical skills in specific roles. There are also three exams to test technical knowledge in cinematography, sound and editing. Assessment at Level 5 During semesters three and four, assessment consists of a short film script, an essay, a marketing strategy document, a 1,000-project concept and 3,000-word academic commentary; or a 4,000-word work placement report, and on-set assessment where students demonstrate technical and creative competence in key and supporting roles. Assessment at Level 6 During semesters five and six, assessment consists of a 12,000-word dissertation or 5,000-word final work placement report, an essay, a marketing strategy document and technical and creative competence in key and supporting roles in the context of challenging, complex productions.
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|Campus name||London Film Academy|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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A-levels: 2 A-Levels with grade C or above (preferred subjects: Art & Design, Photography, Film & Media Production, Film & Media Studies, Drama, English)
GCSE: at least 3 GCSE grade C or above, subjects including English and Maths
English Language at Upper Intermediate level (please see below requirements for students from outside of the EU).
Or equivalent qualifications, such as the following:
AVCEs, BTEC National Award, Certificate or Diploma, BTEC QCF, Progression Diploma, Advanced Diploma, NVQ Level 3 and upwards, Access to Higher Education Diploma, Art and Design Foundation Diploma, CACHE Diploma, Baccalaureate: International, European or Welsh and Apprenticeship Scheme qualifications.
Exceptions: We also consider applicants who do not meet the above academic requirements, but have a strong portfolio and/or substantial relevant work/other related experience and who can demonstrate motivation and skills will enable them to succeed on the course. We also consider applicants over the age of 21.
Additional entry requirements
Written sample of work: film critique (max 500 words)
q One example of a visual piece of work at least one of the
- a DVD/web link of a film you have made (specify duration,
genre and production role)
- a project you have done that reflects your interest in
filmmaking a presentation of storytelling series of photos
English language requirements
Students who are from outside the EU (and EEA countries) are expected to provide proof of proficiency in English in the form of an IELTS UKVI (Academic) with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£33,000||Whole course|