About Screen and Film School

Turning passionate creatives into industry professionals for the past 17 years

If you’re serious about the screen and film industries, then you’ll love us. With state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated industry lecturers and central locations in the heart of three creative cities; Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester, Screen and Film School’s mission is to deliver practical courses and train the next generation of filmmakers and gamers wishing to enter the screen and film industries.

You will acquire the skills, experience, connections and entrepreneurial mindset to excel in some of the fastest growing industries in the UK. Screen and Film School’s bespoke combination of practical courses, industry engagement and real-world working will provide you with an understanding of how to operate in the screen and film industries.

Screen and Film School’s priority is to support you in your journey to a successful and sustainable career in film, television and screen.


Industry-connected
Industry engagement is at the heart of the school. With over 130 connections across the country, our students gain the skills, experience, contacts and confidence to thrive in the screen and film industries.
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Alumni guarantee
On graduation you remain a part of our community, with all the benefits this brings. Our extensive network of industry contacts will support and inform your successful progression into your chosen career path, and we continue to work to support you after you have left.
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Successful alumni
From camera operators to production secretaries, our graduates are excelling in the film and television industry.
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Support
From enrolment to graduation our experienced Student Services team offer personalised advice and guidance to help you with those challenges, whatever they may be.
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Industry Lecturers
We believe it’s important for you to be taught by working industry professionals who each specialise in their own craft. Our friendly and experienced lecturers will help you develop all the creative skills you need to succeed.
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We know it's important to belong. With our dedicated teams, we create somewhere for you to find your place within the industry and become who you were meant to be.
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Who we are

Screen and Film School has spent the last 17 years turning passionate filmmakers into industry professionals.

The British film industry grows year upon year. On average, Film is worth over £10bn and over the past couple of years streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon have almost doubled their average annual spend to £280m on British-made TV shows. There’s never been a better time to seize the growing career opportunities out there, and Screen and Film School puts it all at your fingertips.

We’re proud to be delivering industry-led courses that transition into employment

Preparing our students for a successful career in the film and screen industries is why we do what we do. It’s who we are. We’ve kick-started the careers of students into feature films, Netflix television series, documentaries, music videos, adverts, corporate work and promo videos. Not to mention other diverse areas such as screenwriting, directing, producing, camera, sound, editing, lighting, location management and many more:

  • 86% of graduates are actively working in the film and screen industry**
  • 100% of graduates are employed**
  • 75% of external top-up graduates are actively working in the film and television industry**

** Screen and Film School 2019 Graduate Survey


What we believe

We firmly believe that contemporary film education should support students in carving their own path to success.

Our core goals are to train the next generation of filmmakers and creators to be the best at what they do and to deliver courses at the cutting edge of industry trends. How do we do that? We constantly consult and engage with industry experts to discover what skills and experience filmmaking graduates need to stand out from the crowd.

Why We Believe in the Creative Industries

A career in the screen and film industries isn’t a pipe dream.

Our industry is booming, and we have the latest research and figures to prove it. Official 2022 BFI statistics revealed a record £6.27 billion film and high-end TV production spend in the UK. The UK games industry market was worth £7.05 billion in 2022,  and experts are predicting a jaw-dropping annual growth rate of 7.78% from 2023 to 2027.

The industry-led skills body for the screen industries, ScreenSkills, have reported that by 2025 film and high-end television production in the UK will be worth £7.7bn per year and a further 21,000 new crew members will be required to meet that demand.

There’s never been a better time to seize the growing career opportunities out there and to be part of something special.


What makes us unique

We do things differently here. There are no stuffy lecture halls and no textbook-only courses. Instead, we offer hands-on, practical experiences that help you to operate the screen and film industries. At Screen and Film School, you can expect…

First-class lecturers, most of whom are active in the industry today

Practical, relevant and industry-led diploma, undergraduate and short courses

Universally recognised courses awarded by BIMM University

Three colleges in the UK’s most creative and diverse cities: BrightonManchester and Birmingham

Access to industry professionals through exclusive Masterclasses

State-of-the-art facilities to match those used by the industry

Successful alumni who are experts in their craft

Unrivalled industry internships and real-world experiences (through our dedicated Industry Engagement teams)

One of the few institutions in the country to financially support student productions throughout the entire three years of our degrees


Any questions?

For questions on how Screen and Film School can prepare you for a career in film, or if you’d like more information on how to apply, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].

 

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