Screen and Film School Birmingham Facilities
Welcome to Rea Studios, a shared home for Screen and Film School Birmingham and Performers College Birmingham, helping our students kickstart their career in film.
As the very first specialist film school in Birmingham, Rea Studios, which is located on Floodgate Street in the heart of Digbeth, provides our students with the professional standard facilities to both work and study in, whilst also providing them with the opportunity to collaborate with students from Performers College for their productions.
Rea Studios is an exciting, purpose-built, creative learning environment for the new generation of Birmingham filmmakers. As the very first specialist film school in the city, Rea Studios, in Digbeth, provides our students with the professional-standard facilities to both work and study in, whilst also providing them with the opportunity to collaborate with students from neighbouring Performers College for their productions.
It houses fully spec’d edit suites with industry-standard software such as Avid, Adobe Suite, DaVinci Resolve studio and Logic Pro, two Mac suites, large studio spaces and a Dolby Atmos screening room. With our open plan communal reception area, our students have everything they need to creatively flourish on the doorstep of the Custard Factory and the dynamic creative hub of Digbeth.
Rea Studios will be expanding with a brand-new adjoining space in 2023, which will include a second large film studio, new teaching rooms and more industry-standard facilities. In total, this will incorporate over 4000 square feet of new floor space, and at the heart of that will sit a theatre room and gallery, which alone spans 2000 square feet.
Directly opposite the striking BIMM music institute, Rea Studios joins a cluster of other colleges, providing an emerging creative community that will bolster an already existing creative hub in the city.
Film students have the chance to follow in the prestigious footsteps of director Steven Spielberg, who chose Digbeth as a location for his feature film Ready Player One and they will also benefit from being at the heart of Birmingham’s creative sector. The Custard Factory houses a multitude of small independent artistic businesses. With television production companies Optomen and North One also being based in the area, and the planned investment of Mercian Studios, we are positioned to give our students the very best access to the local industry.