Film Production (BA Hons)

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Park, Cheltenham

We're among the top 10 UK universities for film production and photography (Guardian University Guide 2019).

Learn how to make films by making your own. The course will give you a wide range of professional skills in post-production, cinematography, sound design and directing, using a dedicated film studio and a range of editing and grading suites; all of a professional standard. Our ethos is both to push your individual creativity while also training you to work professionally when you leave us. We're a top 10 UK university for Film Production (Guardian University Guide 2019).

You'll be mentored by staff who are active filmmakers themselves and whose work has screened internationally. Several team members are BAFTA-winners and nominees. Our guest lecture series runs throughout the year and includes a diverse range of speakers: Sarah Hauldren, Art Director Evita, Luke Rainey, Colorist - Band of Brothers, Simon Haslett, VFX - Harry Potter VII, Titanic, Nik Powell, Head of NFTS (National Film and Television School) and David Morrissey- Actor, The Walking Dead.

All of your skills will be put into practice on placements at companies like Aardman Animations, Films at 59, Working TItle, BBC Bristol and Wounded Buffalo. To expand an awareness of the short film market, regular trips to festivals have included Encounters Bristol, IDFA Amsterdam, Berlinale Germany, Fantastporto Portugal and the European Short Film Festival in Paris.

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Study style

On this course you will learn how to make films by doing it! It is a primarily practical course, where you will be 'in production' on at least one film at all times. Regardless of previous experience, you will start by learning each aspect of filmmaking in detail then gradually have the opportunity to specialise more and follow specific pathways. As well as feedback from lecturers, there will be both workshops from and opportunities to work with Mentors from the Film and Television Industry. All of the staff work professionally alongside lecturing and instil that expected practice, whilst also being able to share changes in the Industry as they occur.

Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2019 entry*

128 tariff points

Typical offers

ABB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2019 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by portfolio and interview. Please refer to the interview guide for further information.


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeP313


  • Director
  • Producer
  • Director of Photography
  • Producer / Head of Production
  • 1st Assistant Director
  • Production Designer
  • Script Writer
  • Visual Effects Artist

Profile picture-Lewis Arnold-Film Production graduate

Student Focus

Lewis Arnold

Working with Russell T Davies and Nicola Shindler on E4’s Banana was such an achievement and joy. I feel very privileged.

I’ve recently directed episodes of Channel 4's Misfits and E4’s Banana. I’m now working on Humans for AMC and Channel 4. The short film we made in our final year, Long-Standing, was a real labour of love. We won the BUFVC’s Learning on Screen Awards 'Student Prize' for it. I did work experience for BAFTA winning director, Michael Baig-Clifford. We got funding through the UKFC and Screen WM to make short films, Spirited and Stained, which both won awards.

Industry links

Learn professional skills in all aspects of film production from active filmmakers and inspirational guest speakers from big industry names. This course is accredited by Creative Skillset, who work with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom and is reviewed annually.

Adam cooke, Aardman

Develop professional skills on industry placements

Develop a wide range of professional skills in post-production, cinematography, sound design and directing which you can put into practice through your work placement. Recent opportunities include prestigious companies like Aardman Animations, Films at 59, Working Title, BBC Bristol and Wounded Buffalo Post Production.

Guest Lecturer Ben Smithard

Gain insight from inspiring guest speakers

Our guest lecture series runs thoughout the year and incudes both industry professionals and graduates from our active alumni network. Recent speakers include: Film Production Patron, Emmy-Award winning Cinematographer Ben Smithard (pictured), Sarah Hauldren, art director - Evita; Luke Rainey, Colorist - Band of Brothers; Simon Haslett, VFX - Harry Potter VII, Titanic; Nik Powell, head of NFTS (National Film and Television School); David Morrissey, actor, The Walking Dead; and Lewis Arnold, director - Misfits, Banana and university alumni.

Film production group staff photograph

Learn from professional filmmakers

Teaching staff are all industry professionals and active filmmakers themselves. Their work has screened on television and at film festivals including Clermont Ferrand, Raindance, SEIFF Korea, and Syracuse International NY. The team includes BAFTA winners and nominees. Tutors regularly present their work at international conferences.

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