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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.
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How to apply
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!
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|Campus name||Brighton Film School|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|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
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|