BA (Hons) Film Business & Entrepreneurship*

This course is validated by BIMM Institute and taught at Screen and Film School. Upon successful completion, students receive a degree from BIMM Institute. 

Are you passionate about the business side of film?

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset and ambitions to pave a career in a fast-growing creative industry?

The BA (Hons) Film Business & Entrepreneurship degree reflects current demands for professionally ready graduates equipped with the vital creative, business and entrepreneurial skills to navigate the modern film, screen and media environment. This brand new, industry facing course is a vital part of the roster of degree courses that will make up the Screen and Film School offer – BA Hons Filmmaking and BA Hons Film Business & Entrepreneurship and will allow students from both courses and disciplines to work in synergy to create cutting edge and industry standard screen and film content.

The unique collaborative feature of the BA Hons Film Business & Entrepreneurship will give you the opportunity to be part of a creative production team, collectively learning how to work together and develop a film or screen venture. This collaborative approach to working between the courses will ensure open access to the entire industry, including peripheral and supporting roles.

Over the past decade, the UK Film & TV industry has continued to experience significant growth. Opportunities to work in this vibrant and exciting industry have never been better. BFI have revealed that £737 million was spent on UK high-end television production in the first six months of 2019, UK cinemas saw their highest summer box office returns on record – from May to August, the total box office was over £474 million, up 7.8% on the same period in 2018 (UK Cinema Association, 2019).  Streaming giants such as Netflix and Amazon have invested billions into the UK economy to help meet their huge demand for content.

The need for skilled staff, with a developed sense of business acumen, an understanding and appreciation of the screen industry, along with an entrepreneurial mindset and attributes is vital if we are to meet this exceptional demand. The BA Hons Film Business & Entrepreneurship provides the training, personal & professional skills and attributes, and industry networks to succeed in this exciting creative industry.

This brand new, exciting course for September 2021 entry, will challenge you to embrace current structural and production techniques for screen and television as well as emerging trends and help you learn key business skills which will then be used to develop high-level business plans and strategies. As you move through the course, you’ll study a wide range of topics, all focused on maximising your employability as a graduate and building an industry-standard skill set. These topics include film and media content production and delivery; financing and funding; data analytics and marketing; legal and accounting principles; merchandising and marketing strategies, HR in film management, trend forecasting, organisational strategy and development and distribution. You will also develop the key skills to ensure success in the business – presentation, networking, pitching and creative entrepreneurship.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

  • A-levels or BTEC:

Normally two A-levels at grade C or above (64 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma MMP.

  • International Baccalaureate

24 points.

  • Access to HE Diploma

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.

  • GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

At least three GCSEs to include English language and mathematics.

  • Studied before or got relevant experience?

A qualification, HE credits or relevant experience may count towards your course at Screen and Film School, and could mean that you do not have to take some elements of the course or can start in year 2 or 3.

  • English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in other elements.

Begin your UCAS application for Brighton Campus

Begin your UCAS application for Manchester Campus 

*Subject to validation 

Please note we cannot accept Non-EU International students unless you already have a VISA which allows you to be in the country for the duration of the course you would like to study.

Course nameBA (Hons) Film Business & Entrepreneurship
Start dateSeptember 2021
Duration3 years full-time
Course fees£9,250 per year (subject to review) - there are no compulsory additional course costs however we strongly recommend investing in a Terrabyte external hard drive
UCAS CodesBrighton Campus course code: P4W1 Manchester Campus course code: P4W2 Institution code: B39

Topics

The Production Office
Developing Entrepreneurial Skills and Attributes
Distribution and Negotiation Rights
Understanding Global Territories
Copywrite
Trend Forecasting
Intellectual Property: Understanding Acquisition & Optioning of Creative Content
Legal & Accounting Principles
TV & Theatrical Contracts
Film & Media Content Production and Delivery
Merchandising & Marketing Strategies
Merchandising & Marketing Strategies
International Distribution
Commissioning & Commissioning Structures
Setting Up A Production Company
Film Festivals
The Production Office Intellectual Property: Understanding Acquisition & Optioning of Creative ContentMerchandising & Marketing Strategies
Developing Entrepreneurial Skills and Attributes Legal & Accounting Principles International Distribution
Distribution and Negotiation RightsTV & Theatrical ContractsCommissioning & Commissioning Structures
Understanding Global Territories Film & Media Content Production and DeliverySetting Up A Production Company
CopywriteMerchandising & Marketing StrategiesFilm Festivals
Trend Forecasting

If I was young and just starting to feel my way into the industry, this is where I’d want to be.

Graham Duff

Screen and Film School Patron