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 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 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.
Before the Covid19 lockdown, the UK was on track to reach a new record for inward investment in the film industry, with a jaw dropping £651M in the first quarter of 2020 alone, channeled in to big cinema and TV projects such as Warner Bros The Batman, Disney’s the Little Mermaid, and Universals Jurassic World: Dominion.
After months of closure, the industry roared back to life in the October of 2020, generating a staggering £1.19 billion spend before the end of the year, the third largest spend in a 3 month period on record. As the world now begins to return to normal this figure is only set to grow and expand.
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 & Production 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].