The Michele D’Acosta Future Talent Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that BIMM University has partnered with award-winning film producer and director, Michele D’Acosta, for the Future Talent Scholarship for students applying to Screen and Film School Brighton.

Michele is best known as the producer of the acclaimed documentary Biggie & Tupac, which has been recognised as one of the 50 most important documentary films of the past 25 years. She has worked as a producer at HBO, BBC, and Channel 4 on a range of impactful projects documenting untold stories from around the world. The TV Collective named Michele as one of the 50 most influential People of Colour in British Television.

As a trailblazer for diversity and authentic storytelling in film, we couldn’t be more excited to launch this scholarship at Screen and Film School Brighton in her name.

Applicable to students starting their course in September 2024, the Michele D’Acosta Future Talent Scholarship will provide full tuition fees for an undergraduate candidate who is from an underrepresented background and/or low household income. The scholarship aims to support individuals who demonstrate talent, strong creative vision, and a passion for using film to drive positive social change.

The scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student across our film faculty courses, including filmmaking, business and production, production design and hair and make-up at Screen and Film School Brighton.

We understand the financial challenges of pursuing a creative degree, which is why we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you achieve your goals.

Michele DAcosta
Michele DAcosta

Who can apply

You can apply for The Michele D’Acosta Future Talent Scholarship if you meet all the following criteria:

  • You are applying for undergraduate degree at Screen and Film School Brighton that starts in September 2024.
  • You are a UK national with a home fee status. This includes:
    • You are from a low household income* and/or an under-represented group in higher education.
    • This includes:
    • Students from a global majority background
    • Students who have experience in care or are estranged
    • Mature students
    • Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community or are from a gender-diverse background
    • Disabled students

* Student Finance England (SFE) offers a full maintenance grant to students with a household income of £25,000 or less.

How to apply

First, you must apply for an undergraduate degree course at Screen and Film School Brighton starting in September 2024. Once you have applied, you will be sent a scholarship application form.

The Michele D’Acosta Scholarship applications close on 12th July 2024.

Scholarships will only be awarded to those who go on to accept an offer from Screen and Film School Brighton and complete the enrolment process.

Applications for the Michele D’Acosta Future Talent Scholarship 2024 have now closed.

What happens next

A panel will assess your application, and we will contact you as soon as possible regarding the outcome.

As this is a competitive process and there are a limited number of scholarships available, we strongly recommend that all applicants follow the usual processes to secure student funding. Where appropriate, successful applicants will be able to amend/cancel their request for financial support from Student Finance England once their scholarship has been awarded.

Applying to The Michele D’Acosta Future Talent Scholarship will not exclude you from accessing university hardship funds or the Fair Access Fund.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].


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