University for the creative arts film production

By | 18th May 2017

University for the creative arts film production

Film Production

BA (Hons)

2018 entry

As a creative arts university, we have built an enviable reputation in the film world – producing over twenty Oscar and BAFTA winners. Our high-profile alumni network has contributed to multiple global movie successes, including Star Wars, Godzilla, James Bond, Harry Potter, Mission Impossible, Lilting and Pride.

We believe in learning through doing, which is why this course is 75% practical and 25% theoretical. From the very beginning, you’ll become part of a close-knit creative team, making films exactly as you would in the film industry.

This team ethos will help you fully explore the different aspects of filmmaking and establish yourself in a key specialist role, such as producing, production design, screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing or sound.

Our Film course has leapt an impressive 19 places in The Guardian’s 2017 university league table

University for the creative arts film production

Course overview:

At UCA, we offer one of the few courses where you can still combine the latest digital techniques with traditional filmmaking. We have a long tradition of training aspiring filmmakers on 16mm. This has a proven effectiveness for developing visual literacy and fostering the discipline and planning that will help you excel.

You’ll graduate from this course with a strong portfolio of work, with sought after specialist skills and the practical filmmaking experience employers really want.

The experience of studying film with like-minded people in a specialist arts environment will fuel your creativity and give you a wide network of invaluable contacts for your future career.

The course is 75% practical and 25% theory.

University for the creative arts film production

Entry requirements – 2018 entry:

As a leading creative arts university, we want to attract the best and most creative minds in the country – so we take a balanced approach to candidate assessment, taking both individual portfolios and exam results into account. 

That’s why your portfolio is an especially important part of your application to study with us – and we can help. Our academics can offer you expert advice on how to showcase your creative work and build a portfolio that will make your application stand out. More advice on how to create an exceptional portfolio is also available here.

Entry requirements

Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements* for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 280 old UCAS tariff points), see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject.

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades –  in these cases, a strong portfolio is especially important.