University of Gloucestershire Film Production

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University of Gloucestershire Film Production

University of Gloucestershire Film Production

Film Production (BA Hons)

Film production in action

One of the UK’s best universities for studying film production. We’re ranked in the top 10 for film production by the Guardian University Guide 2016.

Students in a film studio

Develop professional skills on industry placements

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.

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.

Students filming on location

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.

Female student working in the Da Vinci grading suite

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 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.

2017 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 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

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours – 3 years full-time P313


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

Film Production (MA)

MA Film Students on set

Learn how to create sophisticated, technically proficient, professionally produced, expertly written, personal films.

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers.   Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals.   You will be encouraged to creatively explore the art of filmmaking within the context of a highly structured, professional industry environment, and should graduate with clearly articulated outputs that may be used to advance their careers in film production.



Study style

Student practical work (film projects) will be assessed in the modules that include specific production activity. Written work will be assessed in both production modules that include written submissions (including pre-production material) and in modules that require academic writing (including Textual Studies and Postgraduate Thesis).

Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent industry experience
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent
  • Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview

All applicants must submit a visual portfolio with your application, which could include a short film (maximum of 10 minutes in length) or a show-reel (maximum of 10 minutes in length).


Fees – 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters £6000
Non-EU Students
Masters £13500

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.


  • Director
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Screenwriter
  • Independent Filmaker