About Screen and Film School
Turning passionate filmmakers into industry professionals for the past 15 years
If you’re serious about film, then you’ll love us. With state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated industry lecturers and central locations in the heart of three filmmakers’ cities; Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester, Screen and Film School’s mission is to deliver practical courses and train the next generation of filmmakers wishing to enter the film industry.
You will acquire the skills, experience, connections and entrepreneurial mindset to excel in one 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 film industry.
Screen and Film School’s priority is to support you in your journey to a successful and sustainable career in film, television and screen.
Who we are
Rated as a top 10 UK Film School*, Screen and Film School has spent the last 15 years turning passionate filmmakers into industry professionals.
The British film industry is booming. Film is worth over £10bn a year and in 2018 Netflix and Amazon almost doubled their spending 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 television industry 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 sreas such as screenwriting, directing, producing, camera, sound, editing, lighting, location management and many more:
- 86% of graduates are actively working in the film and television industry**
- 100% of graduates are employed**
- 75% of external top-up graduates are actively working in the film and television industry**
*Tales from The Argo
** 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 Film
A career in the film and television industry isn’t a pipe dream. These statistics speak for themselves:
- UK screen industries generate more than £10bn a year in sales. Source: Office for National Statistics
- Film, TV and video is now the second biggest contributor to the UK economy. Source: Office for National Statistics
- There’s been a 72% growth in UK film, TV and music since 2014 – the largest increase in the EU. Source: Office for National Statistics
- There are more than 13,000 film, TV and video production companies in the UK. Source: Statista
- Around 80,000 people are employed in the UK film sector. Source: BFI
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 film and television industry. 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 Institute*
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
*Both the BA (Hons) Filmmaking, BA (Hons) Film Business & Entrepreneurship and BA (Hons) Filmmaking top-up undergraduate degree courses in Brighton and Manchester are validated by BIMM Institute.
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 Admissions Team on 01273 602070 or email [email protected].