SAE Institute

Digital Film Production SAE Institute Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Middlesex University


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Course summary

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You are joining the next generation of filmmakers - gain the essential skills and knowledge to earn your place on any film set around the world.

With an emphasis on hands-on training, you will have access to high specification digital cameras and film production equipment. Across multiple platforms, you’ll learn the processes and techniques that bring your projects to life cemented with strong theoretical foundations.

Additionally, you'll learn how to emotionally engage your audience and draw them into your work. You'll also gain experience working independently and collaboratively on factual and fictional productions, enabling you to graduate with a highly transferrable skill set.

Your progress is carefully guided and enriched by individual tutorial support, ensuring that you create work that can be showcased in your all-important portfolio.

Course details


Our fast-track degree means you can graduate and be earning and doing what you love in just two years.

Year 1:
Trimester 1 - Filmmaking Fundamentals 1; Information, Communication and Professional Media Practice.
Trimester 2 - The Art of Storytelling; Filmmaking Fundamentals 2.
Trimester 3 - Non-fiction Filmmaking; Elective module.

Year 2:
Trimester 4 - Producing and Distribution Methods; Marketing, Business Planning and Law.
Trimester 5 - Research Practice and Society; Elective module.
Trimester 6 - Major project (BA or BSc).

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants must meet the general entry requirements outlined below. You will also need to provide evidence that you are proficient in the English language. More details can be found at

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level A* - C A*-C including both English and mathematics

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,000 Year 1
International £11,000 Year 1
England £7,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,000 Year 1
Scotland £7,000 Year 1
Wales £7,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For the London, Oxford and Liverpool campuses, fees are £9,000 per year for UK/EU students and £13,000 per year for international students. Fees at our Glasgow campus are £7,000 per year UK/EU and £11,000 per year for international students. N.B. From September 2019 fees at our Glasgow campus will be £7,500 per year UK/EU and £11,500 per year for international students.

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