Film Production University of Brighton


As our name suggests, we are dedicated to one thing: film. If you’re passionate about film, if you want to learn your craft from practicing filmmakers, and if you want to get your hands on the kit used to make real films, then Brighton Film School might be your very best next step.
Our flagship BA (Hons) in Film Production provides you with the opportunity to acquire the fundamental knowledge, techniques and the tools you need to navigate the film industry and to build a sustainable career in film and the related creative industries.

We are one of the few degree courses that teaches on professional Super 16mm and 35mm film cameras and their modern counterparts such as 4k digital cinema cameras. We introduce you to a variety of film genres and styles and explore the principal creative and technical skills and roles that are found in the film industry including screenwriting, directing, cinematography, producing, production sound mixing, editing, continuity/script supervision and production management.

As you move through the course, you will be expected to specialise in a specific discipline and explore a range of film forms including narrative shorts, documentary and music film.

Courtesy of Brighton Film School’s partnerships with the British and Irish Modern Music (BIMM) Institute and the Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training (BRICTT), you will also have talented aspiring actors, musicians and composers on tap to collaborate with.

The development of your practical film production skills is informed and supported by applied film theory which provides you with the knowledge of not just how to do what you’re doing, but why what you’re doing is right for the project you’re working on.

In Summary…
Year 1 is a foundational year providing you with a broad understanding and experience of all key disciplines in film. Year 2 is about specialising in a specific department and role and year 3 is the full realization of your specialist knowledge and skills in your contribution to a final year film.

The BA (Hons) Film Production will comprise the following modules:
Level 4 (core)
Production Fundamentals (20 credits)
Post-production Fundamentals (20 credits)
Introduction to Production Organisation (20 credits)
Short Film Production (20 credits)
Short Form Documentary and Music Promo Production (20 credits)
Film Theory 1 (20 credits)

Level 5 (core)
Film Theory 2 (20 credits)
Film Theory 3 (20 credits)
Film Production (20 credits)

Level 5 (optional)
Camera, Lighting and Production Sound 1 (20 credits)
Editing and Post-Production Sound 1 (20 credits)
Writing and Directing 1 (20 credits)
Producing and Managing the Production 1 (20 credits)
Camera, Lighting and Production Sound 2 (20 credits)
Editing and Post-Production Sound 2 (20 credits)
Writing and Directing 2 (20 credits)
Producing and Managing the Production 2 (20 credits)

Level 6 (core; existing Level 6 top-up)
Major Project (60 credits)
Minor Project (20 credits)
Professional Practice (20 credits)
Historical and Critical Studies (20 credits)

Two A-Level’s at grade C or above, or 64 UCAS Tariff Points, or a BTEC Extended Diploma MMM. 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.
An offer will be made based on an applicant’s performance on the selection day, supported by their personal statement and their showreel and/or portfolio.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Brighton Film School

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

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 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.