Arts University Bournemouth Film Production

Arts University Bournemouth Film Production

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Course Overview

The University has an international reputation in the film business. Recent graduates have worked on Oscar-winning productions such as Gravity, BBC documentaries and dramas, and for major studios such as Dreamworks. AUB even has a branch of Framestore, Europe’s leading visual effects company, on campus.

You can take a look at work by recent graduates by visiting our Vimeo channels here.

As one of the few courses in the UK with full membership status for CILECT, as well as the Skillset Accreditation, Film Production gives you practical experience of the many aspects of filmmaking. You will learn the skills needed to take on key creative and production roles in both fiction and documentary productions.

Collaboration is a key focus of the course and you will have the opportunity to regularly work with students from AUB’s BA (Hons) ActingBA (Hons) Costume and BA (Hons) Make-Up students.

Practical film skills for a wide range of productions

Creating any sort of film depends on a team of technically gifted individuals working together. You’ll discover the entire process of film production and the relationship between the various roles and stages including designing, editing, sound, cinematography, production and direction.

The course is designed to reflect the specialist departmental structure of the film industry and to prepare you for employment in a range of creative disciplines within the industry. At the beginning of Level 4 you will be introduced to the major specialist departments of the film industry: Cinematography, Directing, Editing/ Postproduction, Producing, Production Design and Sound. At Level 5 you will study two specialisms from Cinematography, Directing (fiction), Documentary, Editing/ Postproduction, Producing with Script, Production Design and Sound.


  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Cinematography)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Directing)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Documentary)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Editing/Post-production)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Producing with Script)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Production Design)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Sound)


It takes many disciplines to make a film, and Bournemouth Film School (BFS) is home to all of them. This course is part of BFS along with MA Film ProductionMA Animation ProductionBA Animation Production as well as BA Visual Effects Design and Production. Together we make up the largest film school outside of London.