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Film BA(Hons)

Immerse yourself in the world of film, where time, space and form translate into meaning and feeling.

Key details
Penryn Campus
Course duration
3 years / 4 years
UCAS code

Course overview

In developing your understanding of the contexts and history of film culture, and articulating your own response to cinematic storytelling, you’ll find your place in our exciting film community while developing as a critically aware professional, ready to join our alumni in this fast-moving global industry.

As part of multidisciplinary teams, you’ll develop your craft on this degree through hands-on experience in a specialist facility that mirrors real-world practices.

You will:

  • Get networked, learning from award-winning staff and visiting professionals. Industry experts who’ve given masterclasses in recent years include Joel Collins, Sarah Gavron, Jonathan Glazer, Adam Gough, Kim Longinotto, Emily Morgan, Carol Morley and Rubika Shah
  • Develop by learning through doing, engaging in reflective and imaginative thinking and using professional production workflows
  • Study on course accredited by ScreenSkills, in a facility that’s part of CILECT and the ENVY Academy for post production
  • Have the chance to work on our in-house micro-budget short and feature films through our Sound/Image Cinema Lab. Previous productions include Bait (Mark Jenkin, 2019), Make Up (Claire Oakley, 2020), The Tape (Martha Tilston, 2021), Long Way Back (Brett Harvey, 2022) and Film4’s Enys Men (Mark Jenkin, 2022)

The Integrated Foundation Year pathway for this course is new for entry year 2023 and subject to validation.

This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

Screenskills select logo

Course details

On this Film degree, you'll have the opportunity to gain a BA(Hons) degree over three years or the option to study Film BA(Hons) with Integrated Foundation Year.

Building on a range of approaches to cinema through viewing, discussion and analysis, you'll direct your own learning. Choose from pathways including documentary, narrative or experimental short filmmaking, production, post-production editing, grade and sound design, marketing and publicity, and short and feature-length screenwriting.

Learning to create, work and negotiate with others in a productive and collaborative environment will shape you into a dynamic professional. 

You'll understand how working with others can help broaden your own thinking and knowledge to give impact, relevance and reach to your creative work.

Our film school boasts Screenskills and CILECT accreditations, which are awarded to courses delivering the very best creative thinking, industry-relevant training, exceptional staff, facilities and partnerships.

BA(Hons) Film course video

In the first year of your Film degree, you'll be introduced to the fundamental principles of filmmaking as an art form, industry and cultural object. You'll have the opportunity to get to grips with a variety of skills and craft specialisms and start to think about the wider contexts of film culture and business. The focus of the first year is on laying the groundwork through collaboration, project development and the innovative and groundbreaking moments in film history, helping you to gain a deeper understanding of the filmmaking process and its results. Live briefs, set in a similar mode to those found in the contemporary film and creative industries, will prompt your work. You'll also have the chance to visit an international film festival.


Production Cultures 1

This module will introduce you to the creative, technical, organisational and interpersonal skills that are central to successful film production. A series of weekly tasks will develop your knowledge of the language of cinema, while encouraging networking within your cohort. Film is a communal, collaborative art and the final project will be completed by crews of six students working in defined industry roles – writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor and sound designer – to produce a short film.

Production Cultures 2

This module will extend the creative, technical, organisational and interpersonal skills developed in Production Cultures 1 to encompass budgeting, design, marketing and film distribution.

Cultural Contexts

In this module, you'll begin thinking of film studies as an intellectual and academic discipline through the study of key approaches to theory, criticism and modes of analysis.

Industrial Contexts

This module foregrounds a range of contexts, both historical and contemporary, to consider how industry, audience, and film texts are inextricably bound together in film and television industry practice.

You'll build on your interests and passions by embarking on specialist pathways - focusing your learning and cinema knowledge in an environment that recognises and embraces the medium’s changing nature. These pathways include gender and representation, experimental film, short and feature film screenwriting, environmental cinema and all aspects of production and post-production. We also offer the opportunity to engage in placements at NBC/Universal Hot House programme.


Skills Development 

Identifying your own interests, you'll develop skills in a chosen specialism – sound design and editing, editing and post-production, producing, screenwriting or cinematography and art direction – and showcase your growing understanding of collaborative practice, professional processes and industry contexts.

Creative Delivery 

Building on Skills Development, this module allows you to deploy and evolve skills and competencies in applied filmmaking practice from the conception of creative ideas through project development and production to delivery.

Projects developed and created for this module will go through an industry-style pitching process (not assessed) that will ensure they're significantly imaginative, practicable and aligned to professional practice.


This module aims to develop your understanding of the role genre plays in film industry and culture, both historically and contemporarily, and how the idea of 'the cinematic' is closely connected to genre and has spread in influence to other modes and forms of media entertainment.

Cinema of Experience

This module will inspire you by offering contemporary cinematic examples and conceptual frameworks to situate film and serial narrative/documentary forms in wider cultural, social, political and global contexts, such as gender, race, class and sexuality.

In your final year, you’ll continue your work in exploring the wider contexts of film culture and cinema through a dedicated module exploring the voices of The Other. If you’re interested in postgraduate study, you may choose to undertake a dissertation in a cinematic subject area related to your interests. Pursuing filmmaking practice, you’ll immerse yourself in a year-long project of creative cinematic endeavor. You’ll channel your learning into a cinematic object, such as a narrative or documentary film, an experimental film or feature-length screenplay. This year is even more closely aligned to industry practice than the previous, with professionals choosing the work that you’ll create and sitting on assessment panels to judge its development. The artefacts assessed will reflect, in form and content, contemporary film and creative industries practice. 


Pitch Deck 

Through this module, you'll become immersed in film practice. Assessment will reflect professional creative industry processes, contexts and cultures, resulting in an ambitious, innovative and complex cinematic project.

The Other 

This module opens your eyes to the potential offered by digital technology in cinema. Starting from a historical perspective, you'll be invited to appreciate the creativity of the under-/less privileged and to recognise cinema as a potent and flexible medium of expression and communication for all backgrounds and cultures.


Focusing on academic study, you'll develop high levels of subject expertise and intellectual autonomy as you originate, research, and write a dissertation in an area of your choice.

Sales Deck

This module reflects professional creative industry processes, contexts and cultures. As a result, you'll work on an ambitious, innovative and complex cinematic project that could propel you into a career in the film, television and combined creative industries.

Why study an Integrated Foundation Year route?

If you’re taking on a new subject that you haven’t studied in depth before, have been out of education for a while or have a non-standard educational background then an Integrated Foundation Year degree may be the right choice for you. It is a four-year degree with an Integrated Foundation Year to start, which allows you to explore the primary elements of your subject before progressing on to the remaining three years of the BA(Hons) degree.

What you'll learn

If you choose this pathway, you'll study five core modules in your Foundation year. These are all designed to help you explore the foundational elements of your subject. You'll gain relevant technical skills, learn to experiment and take risks, develop an understanding of professional practice, have opportunities to work across disciplines and collaborate with other students on live project briefs.



You'll begin your foundation year by working collaboratively with others to explore themes of the future. You'll take risks, experiment through play and be supported to break through barriers.


You'll take subject-specific workshops and develop essential technical and practical skills in your area of study. You'll also enhance your analytical and organisational abilities.


You'll work with your peer group to think beyond discipline by addressing a societal or global issue. You'll then showcase your work to your peers and deliver and accompanying evaluation of your process.


You'll enhance your creative and practical skills in your subject specialism by responding to typical industry briefs, underpinned by focused research and experiments. You'll also gain industry insights through guest lectures and workshops.


You'll develop your unique identity in your specialism through the production of a self-initiated body of work. Your final project will be the bridge to your next year, fully supported by evaluative reviews and critical analysis of the work you have created.

After the Foundation year, you progress into Year One of the full three-year degree, equipped with a deeper knowledge of your subject, a clear understanding of your strengths, and develop a practical and technical skillset and the confidence to excel in your chosen subject.

The Integrated Foundation Year pathway for this course is new for entry year 2023 and subject to validation.

The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

How you'll learn

From taking on live briefs with industry clients through our creative agency MAYN, to attending panels and masterclasses with scholars and practitioners, you'll learn to meet the needs of your chosen sector and mirror the film industry's workflow and creative environments. You'll learn from lecture and production series, our careers masterclass programme, final-year supervision scheme, workshops, tutorials, and self and peer evaluation.

Each year is also your chance to gain work experience and internships, and we'll encourage you to get involved in industry and academic opportunities and events.

At Falmouth, we use a 'digitally enhanced learning & teaching' approach. Your experience will always be predominantly in-person, including seminars, tutorials and studio teaching, with some, more targeted elements, being online either live (synchronous) or pre-recorded (asynchronous). You can read more here.

How you'll spend your time


Timetabled teaching

and learning activity


independent study



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How you'll be assessed

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 The above percentages relate to 2019/2020 data.

Assessment methods

  • Foundation year assessments are 100% coursework based
  • Continuous assessment with no formal examinations.
  • Visual, verbal and written assignments.
  • Dissertation in your final year.

What our students do

Take a look at the stories below to discover more about our amazing School of Film & Television community.

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Long Way Back poster

Lecturer's film Long Way Back to be released in cinemas

25 August 2022

Long Way Back, the third feature film to be written and directed by Falmouth University Associate Le...

Lecturer's film Long Way Back to be released in cinemas
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Backwoods director

Sound/Image Cinema Lab film makes its way to SXSW in new Folk Horror documentary

22 March 2022

The award-winning short film Backwoods, which was developed by Falmouth’s Sound/Image Cinema lab, ...

Sound/Image Cinema Lab film makes its way to SXSW in new Folk Horror documentary
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Mab Hudel Beach Shot 4

Film and Television students & staff collaborate on short film Mab Hudel

21 January 2022

The Sound/Image Cinema Lab has added a new film to its portfolio. Students and staff have collaborat...

Film and Television students & staff collaborate on short film Mab Hudel
Students man cameras and lighting equipment on the set of Origin

Falmouth film talent will be showcased at the Cornwall Film Festival

18 November 2021

Students and graduates from Falmouth’s School of Film & Television wi...

Falmouth film talent will be showcased at the Cornwall Film Festival
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School of Film & Television 1 - Studio

Film and Television courses join forces with Royal Television Society

14 May 2021

Applicants for Film BA(Hons) and Television BA(Hons) at Falmouth University can apply for bursaries ...

Film and Television courses join forces with Royal Television Society
BABA nominated Best Animation at Celtic Media Festival 2020
SoFT_Celtic Media Festival BABA

Students and Staff Nominated for Film Festival

09 June 2020

Students from the School of Film & Television along with staff who teach on the courses have rec...

Students and Staff Nominated for Film Festival
Jeremy Deller
SoFT guest visitor Jeremy Deller

Turner Prize Winning Filmmaker Speaks at Falmouth

19 February 2020

The School of Film & Television recently welcomed Turner Prize winning artist and filmmaker Jere...

Turner Prize Winning Filmmaker Speaks at Falmouth
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Sandstorm_RTS nomination 2020

Students Sweep Nominations for RTS Awards

05 February 2020

Students from the School of Film & Television have received 11 of a possible 15 nominations for ...

Students Sweep Nominations for RTS Awards
BAIT BAFTA win poster


03 February 2020

Congratulations to Film lecturer Mark Jenkin and producers Early Day Films, for winning a BAFTA in t...

Bait film poster
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Film Backed by Falmouth University Nominated for Two BAFTAs

07 January 2020

Bait, a feature film by lecturer Mark Jenkin and produced in association with Falmouth University ha...

Film Backed by Falmouth University Nominated for Two BAFTAs
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MTEM grad research story
Image credit: Liam Hall

Graduate Enlists Falmouth Talent to Bring Research to Life

19 September 2019

Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management graduate Ellie Ripley has been working with fellow Fal...

Graduate Enlists Falmouth Talent to Bring Research to Life
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TV student internship web story

Dream Comes True for TV Student

07 June 2019

Television student Daisy Allen has always dreamed of working on feature films and high-end TV drama ...

Dream Comes True for TV Student
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Television Staff Shortlisted for National Media Awards

17 April 2019

Four members of our BA(Hons) Television team have been nominated for awards at the 2019 Celtic Media...

Television Staff Shortlisted for National Media Awards
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web story - RTS award wins 2019
Every Six Hours Director Thomas Murphy with Assistant Producer Amy Gillies

Animation, Film & TV Students Sweep RTS Awards

15 April 2019

School of Film & Television students have had their best ever haul of winners at the 2019 Royal ...

Animation, Film & TV Students Sweep RTS Awards
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BAIT Film by Lecturer Mark Jenkin Gains International Acclaim

07 February 2019

Starring local comedian and actor Ed Rowe (a.k.a. Kernow King), BAIT is a film about a struggling Co...

BAIT Film by Lecturer Mark Jenkin Gains International Acclaim
SoFT RTS story - Every Six Hours

Students Sweep Nominations for Royal Television Society Awards

05 February 2019

Students from the School of Film & Television have had their best ever haul of nominations for t...

Students Sweep Nominations for Royal Television Society Awards

Street Draw Raises Awareness of Homelessness

01 October 2018

Work created by Illustration students and staff during #streetdraw24 - their 24-hour drawing ev...

Street Draw Raises Awareness of Homelessness
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Feature Film Nominated for Prestigious Award

07 June 2018

A film featuring an A-list actress, funded by Falmouth University and crewed by Film and Television ...

Feature Film Nominated for Prestigious Award


You’ll learn from an experienced team of writers and makers, including short and feature film directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, screenwriters, sound designers, and art directors. Our facilities team includes specialists in lighting, cinematography and post-production picture and sound editing.

Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every staff member who teaches on the course.

Dr Neil Fox

Associate Professor of Film Practice and Pedagogy

Since arriving at Falmouth University in April 2013 I have fallen in love with Cornwall and found a ...

Dr Neil Fox

Dr Anna Misiak

MA Film & Television Course Leader

Former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Southern California, Anna Misiak holds a PhD from the ...

Dr Anna Misiak

Dr Kingsley Marshall

Head of Film & Television

Dr Kingsley Marshall is Head of Film & Television at the CILECT accredited School of Film & ...

Dr Kingsley Marshall

Angela Annesley

Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Film

Angela is a senior lecturer on BA(Hons) Film and a painter/printmaker specialising in woodcut illust...

Angela Annesley

Dr Nadine Boljkovac

Senior Lecturer in Film

Nadine Boljkovac (PhD, Cambridge) is a Senior Lecturer in Film at Falmouth University. She is a 2018...

Dr Nadine Boljkovac

Richard Butler

Technical Tutor

After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 1998 with and HND in Electrical and Electronic ...

Richard Butler

Dr Laura Canning

Course Leader, BA(Hons) Film

Laura Canning is Course Leader BA(Hons) Film and currently teaches on core modules in...

Dr Laura Canning

Mark Douglas

Senior Lecturer, Film

Educated in British and North American universities, Mark was appointed lecturer in Cultural Studies...

Mark Douglas

Peter Felstead

Senior Technician

I joined the University in 1991 when I moved to Cornwall. My first role was to run the photography s...

Peter Felstead

Dr Lucy Frears FHEA

Associate Lecturer

Dr Lucy Frears' practice-based research on Locative Media includes immersive sound, memories, phenom...

Dr Lucy Frears FHEA

Brett Harvey

Associate Lecturer, Film

Brett studied film at St Helen's College and Truro College. Since graduating he has written and dire...

Brett Harvey

Simon Harvey

Associate Lecturer FILM

Simon is a producer based in Truro, Cornwall. He has produced three feature length films; The M...

Simon Harvey

Mark Jenkin

Distinguished Professor of Film Practice at Falmouth University

Distinguished Professor of Film Practice Mark Jenkin is a filmmaker based in West Cornwall. He ha...

Mark Jenkin

Dr Jem Mackay

Senior Technician, The School of Film & Television

Dr Jem Mackay is a filmmaker/artist who has been exploring collaborative systems within creative pro...

Dr Jem Mackay
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Denzil Monk

Lecturer in Film

Denzil is a lecturer in Film specialising in producing at the School of Film & Television at Fal...

Denzil Monk

Paul Mulraney

Lecturer, Film

Paul Mulraney is a lecturer and creative director, specialising in professional practice i...

Paul Mulraney

David Smithers

Technical & Facilities Manager, The School of Film & Television

After graduating with a degree in History and Media from the University of Leeds, David started his ...

David Smithers

Dr Verena Von Eicken


Verena von Eicken is a lecturer at the School of Film & Television. She was awarded her PhD in T...

Dr Verena Von Eicken
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Chloe Thorne

Associate Lecturer

Chloe Thorne is an artist interested in the complex mechanisms which constitute the world around us....

Chloe Thorne
Mark Jenkin poses with his Kodak B&W camera
Mark Jenkin

Mark Jenkin becomes Falmouth’s first Distinguished Professor

Mark Jenkin is a BAFTA award winning filmmaker who's worked at Falmouth University as an associate lecturer for over a decade - find out more about his new role.

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  • 129-seat cinema, with Christie M Series 2.5k projection and 7.2 surround sound.
  • Four large production studios:

Production Studio 1:  multipurpose studio equipped with three Sony HXC-FB80 studio cameras, chromatte grey - screen and full lighting rig. Integral live gallery including 4-input Tricaster Ultra HD production system.
Production Studio 2: multipurpose studio and support area for studio 1.
Production Studio 3: multipurpose studio with lighting rig.
Production Studio 5: Specialist green screen studio with infinity cove & 360 degree subject lighting rig. Access to Xsens motion capture kit and VR/AR/MR equipment.

  • Nine Mac Pro edit suites with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite & Da Vinci Resolve.
  • Two specialist grading suites featuring DaVinci Resolve and 4K preview screens.
  • Two 28-seat ‘Post Hubs’ for post-production software training, equipped with dual screen Apple iMacs. Software available includes Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud, Da Vinci resolve and Pro Tools. Production management software is also available.
  • 25-seat dubbing theatre with Avid S6 mixing desk and Pro Tools Ultimate.
  • Three further post-production audio suites – all equipped with Pro Tools Ultimate.
  • Foley/ADR suite with access to a wide range of mics, foley traps and props.
  • All post-production suites network-linked to Avid NEXIS shared storage system for seamless access and integration of projects.
  • Digital cameras (HD to 4K) including Arri Alexa, RED, Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, Panasonic, and Arri SR3 and Bolex 16mm film cameras. Odyssey 7Q+ External Recorders are also available.
  • Wide range of hot and cold (LED) lighting equipment including systems by Arri, Dedo & Kino Flo alongside traditional blondes and red heads.
  • Grip and gimbal systems available include Free-Fly Movi M5, Wally Dolly, Indie Dolly, PD1 Dolly, Koolertron Sliders, Glidecam 2000, Libec and Camcrane Jibs.
  • Audio equipment includes Sound Devices 633 mixers, recorders and an extensive range of microphones.
  • Four animation software studios containing powerful Dell Precision Workstations with Cintiq 24” & 27" pen displays. Software available includes Autodesk Maya (3D), TV Paint (2D) and Foundry Nuke Studio (VFX Compositing), alongside Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
  • Dedicated stop-motion animation studio equipped with Canon EOS camera bodies, Nikon lenses, manfrotto grip and Dragonframe capture software.
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Media Equipment and Facilities

Our industry-level facilities offer everything you need to practice and produce animation, film, TV,...

Media Equipment and Facilities
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Penryn library group study area

Library Facilities

Offering extensive collections, our two libraries provide a wealth of digital resources, magazines, ...

Library Facilities
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Sports Centre - Outside
Sports Centre

Sports Centre

Our Sports Centre, on Penryn Campus, includes a spacious gym with up to 90 of the latest, new statio...

Sports Centre


Falmouth film graduates work in the development and production of feature films and television, with credits like Game of Thrones, the Star Wars franchise, Blade Runner 2049 and The Great British Bake Off. Our 16 years of alumni work in production at Warner Bros, Sony and Universal, and post-production at Envy, Technicolor, White House Post, Molinare and Evolution. They’ve also secured roles in production design at Lucasfilm, and in the camera department for shows screened on the Discovery Channel.

Our graduates’ work has been featured at world-class festivals, secured development from the BFI and BAFTA, and been published in titles like Total Film, The Telegraph, The Guardian and Little White Lies.

Student placements have included NBC/Universal Pictures Hothouse, Envy Academy, Sky, Cannes Film Festival, MTV, BBC and Channel 4. We’ve also produced a slate of feature films on our campus, including the multi-award-winning Wilderness (Doherty, 2017).

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Hamish Thompson

"Immediately, I realised that you don’t have to live in London to be successful in film"

18 February 2022

Since graduating with a degree in Film in 2020, Hamish Thompson has established himself as a...

"Immediately, I realised that you don’t have to live in London to be successful in film"
Film poster for 'The Tape'. A woman in a white dress with her back to us, a guitar at her feet.
The Tape Poster

Student crewed film another Cinema Lab success story

09 November 2021

Falmouth’s Sound/Image Cinema Lab gave students the chance to work in key production roles fo...

Student crewed film another Cinema Lab success story
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The Frequency_red

Coming soon: The Frequency – a novel by Falmouth Film graduate Terry Kitto

23 June 2021

Independent novelist might not be the first career path you’d think of for a Film graduate. But th...

Coming soon: The Frequency – a novel by Falmouth Film graduate Terry Kitto
Film graduate Kieran Hayhow on the Dr Who set
Film alumnus Kieran Hayhow
Kieran on the set of Doctor Who with Peter Capaldi

Film Alumnus Shares Expertise

17 February 2020

Film graduate Kieran Hayhow returned to Falmouth recently to speak to current students about working...

Film Alumnus Shares Expertise
Still from graduate film Tangled by Katie Lai
Katie Lai_Tangled

Graduate Film Selected for Popular Film Fest

18 November 2019

Graduate Katie Lai has had her film screened at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019.Katie, who g...

Graduate Film Selected for Popular Film Fest
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Chris Chalton Next of Kin

Los Angeles Film Award for Graduate

27 September 2019

Film graduate Chris Chalton has won Best First Time Director (short) at the July Los Angeles Film Aw...

Los Angeles Film Award for Graduate
News: 2019 Grierson Awards Shortlist: Women Uprooted
Women Uprooted crew

Graduate Film Shortlisted for Grierson Awards

26 July 2019

Women Uprooted, a film about the experiences of refugee women in the UK created by recent Film gradu...

Graduate Film Shortlisted for Grierson Awards
Stroma Cairns - If You Knew (nomination)

Graduate Film Shortlisted for Sheffield Doc Fest

12 June 2019

Working the film festival circuit for the first time, Stroma Cairns, 2014 BA(Hons) Film graduate, ha...

Graduate Film Shortlisted for Sheffield Doc Fest
Philippa Day - profile

Film Alumna Working at Award-Winning Production Company

15 April 2019

No two days are the same for Philippa Day, 2014 BA(Hons) Film alumna and the new Development/Product...

Film Alumna Working at Award-Winning Production Company
Sam Holding - story

Instant Success for Ambitious Film Graduate

02 April 2019

If you make a good impression like Sam Holding, 2017 BA(Hons) Film graduate, connecting with industr...

Instant Success for Ambitious Film Graduate
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Film Graduate Working At BBC Studios

14 March 2019

Tailoring your final year of university – and the work that you produce – around what you would ...

Film Graduate Working At BBC Studios
Paul Stone - SoFT grad story

A Different Path: From Film to Games PR

12 March 2019

Not everyone ends up working in the industry that they studied for at university; creativity can cro...

A Different Path: From Film to Games PR
Faith Glenister - FD COVER

Lights, Camera, Action!

21 February 2019

Since graduating from BA(Hons) Film in 2015, Faith Glenister has been busy building her experience w...

Lights, Camera, Action!
Lily Woodcock - Floogals Story

Film Graduate Lands Dream Job Working with Aliens

13 February 2019

Getting a dream job fresh out of university is what many graduates hope for. Lily Woodcock, 2018 gra...

Film Graduate Lands Dream Job Working with Aliens
News: Film graduate Laura Grace Marr

Producer Position for Film Graduate

11 September 2018

Film graduate Laura Grace Marr has secured a position as a Multimedia Producer at an award-winning v...

Producer Position for Film Graduate
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Jackson Wardle

Jackson-cam in Action

30 May 2018

As a freelance cameraman working closely with household names such as Channel 4 and National Geograp...

Jackson-cam in Action
News_SoFT promo win
Still from We Are Story

Film School Promo Win

27 April 2018

We Are Story, a promotional film made by students and alumni from our School of Film & Tele...

Film School Promo Win

How to apply

Apply via UCAS

Ready to join us? You can apply for September 2022 through Clearing or for September 2023 through UCAS Apply and Track. You'll need to reference the course and University code (F33).

Apply through Clearing 2022

Apply for 2023

Applying as an international student? 

International students can apply for a course through UCAS, via an agent or directly with the university. For more information about how to apply as an international student, visit our International applications page. 

International applications

Course route UCAS code
Film BA(Hons) three year degree W610
Film BA(Hons) with Integrated Foundation Year (new for entry year 2023) FY24

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.  

Course route Entry requirements
BA/BSc(Hons) three year degree 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points
BA/BSc(Hons) four year degree with Integrated Foundation Year 80 – 120 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff points will primarily be from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, T Levels, a BTEC/UAL Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

Check how many points your qualifications are worth

For applicants whose first language is English we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent. 

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in country equivalencies and approved tests.  

If you need a student visa to study in the UK, you'll need to take a recognised language test that is approved and vouched for by the University. You can read our English Language Requirements for more information.

For starting your studies in 2022

UK applications: 26 January 2022 (for equal consideration)

Applications after the 26 January will be considered on a first-come, first-served as long as there are places available. Apply for this course now.

For starting your studies in 2023

UK applications: 25 January 2023 (for equal consideration)

Applications after the 25 January will be considered on a first-come, first-served as long as there are places available. Apply for this course now.

International fee payers

International fee payers can apply throughout the year. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.

What we're looking for

We want someone who:

  • Can identify what led them to apply.
  • Understands film’s cultural and historical contexts.
  • Can develop their potential in communication.
  • Can self-motivate, work well in a team and never give up.

Fees, costs & funding

Tuition fees

Annual tuition fee Student
£9,250 per year Full-time UK
£17,460 per year Full-time EU/international
Annual tuition fee Student
£9,250 per year Full-time UK
£17,460 per year Full-time EU/international

Tuition fees are set annually and are subject to review each year. The University may therefore raise tuition fees in the second or subsequent years of a course, in line with inflation and/or the maximum permitted by law or Government policy. Students will be notified of any changes as soon as possible. 

The figures above don't include accommodation and living costs

Typical course costs

  • £300 - suggested reading

If you need to bring equipment or materials with you, these will be outlined in your Welcome Letter.

Additional typical course costs for Integrated Foundation Year pathway

  • £250 for materials
  • A laptop/desktop computer
  • Adobe Creative Suite

In order to participate in our digitally enhanced learning approach, you'll need to have a personal laptop/desktop computer. Depending on your subject, you may need a specific type of computer. If you're unsure about what you might need, please contact our course advisors.

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