University of Brighton

Film Production University of Brighton Degree level: Undergraduate


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This course is validated by the University of Brighton and taught at Brighton Film School. Upon successful completion, students receive a degree from the University of Brighton.

The benefits of studying a University of Brighton partner college course include access to specialist facilities and teaching by industry active tutors.

The course introduces a variety of film genres and styles and aims to provide students with the necessary skills for a sustainable career in the film industry in roles including screenwriting, script supervision, directing, cinematography, producing, editing, lighting and sound mixing.

As students on the course progress they specialise in a specific discipline and explore film forms including narrative shorts, documentary and music film.

Brighton Film School runs one of the few degree courses that teaches on professional super 16mm and 35mm film cameras and their digital counterparts, 4K digital cinema cameras.

The development of practical film production skills is informed and supported by the study of applied film theory. This provides knowledge of not just how to make films, but why a given approach is right for a particular project.

Year 1 is a foundational year providing a broad understanding and experience of all key disciplines in film. Year 2 is about specialising in a specific department and role and the focus in the final year is on delivering a major film project and a dissertation on a chosen aspect of film production, history or theory. Progression into employment is supported through the development of a showreel, CV and a professional website.

Students have opportunities to collaborate with creative arts practitioners from other disciplines thanks to Brighton Film School's relationships with the British Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) and Brighton Institute for Creative Theatre Training (BRICTT).

Two A-Levels at grade C or above, or 64 UCAS Tariff Points, or a BTEC Extended Diploma MMP. All applicants who demonstrate the potential to meet the entry will be invited to submit a showreel and/or portfolio which will be reviewed by the Admissions Tutor. Those applicants whose showreels and/or portfolios meet the required standard will be invited to prepare for and participate in a selection day held at Brighton Film School.

Offers are made based on the applicant’s performance on the selection day, supported by their personal statement and their showreel and/or portfolio.

Contact Brighton Film School direct
01273 602070

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

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Course code P3W3
Institution code B72
Campus name Brighton Film School
Campus code C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Our selection of students is based on potential and is therefore flexible. We regard the following selection process as the most appropriate way to determine suitability for our BA (Hons) Film Production. The grades below for entry requirement are therefore indicative only and we would encourage applications from students who might not have the qualifying entry requirements but can demonstrate a proactive commitment to narrative film, documentary, music promo or some other type of moving image creation, in some or one of the moving image disciplines.
A level CC Normally 2x A-Levels at grade C or above – (64 UCAS Tariff Points), or BTEC Extended Diploma MMP.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3x GSCEs as Grade C or Grade 4 or above to include English Language and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

A qualification, HE credits or relevant experience may count towards your course at Brighton Film School, and could mean that you do not have to take some elements of the course or can start in year 2 or 3.

Additional entry requirements


Those applicants whose showreels and / or portfolios meet the required standard will be invited to prepare for and participate in a selection day held at Brighton Film School.


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

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Home or EU applicants placement years attract an annual fee of £1,230. Many of our courses include the option of a salaried placement year. Standard tuition fees for full-time international students starting in 2018 vary by course type : Classroom-based courses £12,900 per year. Non-classroom based (laboratory/workshop-based) courses £14,040 per year Placement year £2,000 per year. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder ( Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include things such as health or criminal record checks, specialist materials and mandatory field trips. Optional field trips, accommodation and course materials are not included in the tuition fees and you will need to pay for these yourself. Please contact the school that delivers your course about possible extra costs before you apply. The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2018–19. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

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