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 to learn more about your craft? If you achieved a Higher National Diploma Level 5 or a Foundation Degree in Filmmaking or a similar subject, our flagship Filmmaking BA (Hons) one year top-up degree capitalises on our industry standard filmmaking resources and the expertise of our lecturers – all of whom are professional practitioners in various film and broadcast capacities.

This cutting edge student-led degree will provide you with the opportunity to further focus on a form and in a discipline of film production of your choice. This industry-relevant offering includes a critical understanding of applied film theory and an industry insight from our network of guest lecturers.

We are one of the few film schools in the country offering training in both film and digital production techniques, so if your destination is cinema, you will have the necessary skills to work in either medium.

With a clear focus on inspiring and developing practicing filmmakers, you will leave Screen and Film School with a calling card for your skills, a professional showreel and an understanding of how to navigate the film industry.

Film forms you can specialise in:

  • Narrative Shorts
  • Documentary
  • Other Short Formats e.g. music video

Disciplines you can specialise in:

  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Cinematography: All camera department roles
  • Producing
  • First Assistant Directing
  • Production Sound Mixing
  • Editing
  • Lighting/Gaffer
  • Continuity/Script Supervision

Begin your UCAS application and study with Screen and Film School.

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) Filmmaking Top-up
Start dateSeptember 2021
Duration1 year full-time
Course fees£9,250 (subject to review) - there are no compulsory additional course costs however we strongly recommend investing in a Terrabite external hard drive
Entry requirementsCompletion of a Level 5 qualification in Filmmaking or a related subject, e.g. Higher National Diploma, FdA, FdSC or equivalent. For those with a Level 5 in a non-film subject we welcome your application and will assess your film portfolio
UCAS codesCourse code: P315 Institution code: B39


The Creative Industries & You: Professional Practice
Final Project
Pre-Production Process
Production Realisation
Expert Optional Module, subject to availability and student demand

Brighton Film School taught me the skills I needed to excel in an ever growing industry. With the support from a team of lecturers and industry guests I can safely say that attending Brighton Film School was the best choice I’ve ever made.

David McLaren

BA (Hons) Film Production