How to apply

Everything you need to know about applying to Screen and Film School

So, you’ve read all about what Screen and Film School has to offer, from the state-of-the-art facilities to high-end industry partners, you might even have come along to an open day – and now you want to be part of the next generation of filmmakers.

If you’re not sure which city you want to study in, check out our location pages for Brighton, Manchester and Birmingham to find out more about the local film scene, nightlife, industry partners, and more.

Undergraduate Courses

Step 1: Apply

If you are UK-based, you will need to submit an application through UCAS at using the appropriate UCAS Course Code (which you can find on our course pages). Once your application has been received, we’ll invite you to an Applicant Day.
Our Applicant Days are conducted in a relaxed and supportive manner. They’re a fantastic opportunity for you to interact with Screen and Film School in a fun, informative and educational manner. There will no testing, selection process or judgement of your skillset; rather, it is a chance to see if we’re right for you through workshops with our staff, current students and graduates.

Step 2: Personal statement

Part of your UCAS application is writing a personal statement. This gives us an insight into your ambitions, skills and previous experience, as well as giving you a chance to show your passion for your preferred path. For information on how to write a personal statement, check out our guide.

Step 3: Applicant Days and Portfolio Submissions

Depending on which course you choose, you may need to attend an Applicant Day or submit a portfolio of work as part of your application.
The Screen and Film School Admissions department will send you preparation guidelines, which will be specifically for the course you have applied for. For example, if you have applied for BA (Hons) Filmmaking or BA (Hons) Filmmaking Top-up, you will be required to attend an Applicant Day or submit your portfolio to us electronically. If you have applied for BA (Hons) Film Business & Production you will be recommended to attend an Applicant Day but we will mainly review your personal statement.

Step 4: Offers

If your UCAS application is successful, you’ll either be made a ‘conditional’ or ‘unconditional’ offer.
A ‘Conditional’ offer means that your place is pending until we receive any further information required, such as exam results and certificates. An ‘Unconditional’ offer means that you have met the entry criteria for the course.

Step 5: Confirm Your Place

You can confirm your place through your UCAS Hub. It’s then up to you to confirm your place. Once you have accepted the offer, the Screen and Film School Admissions team will be in touch with further guidance and information where applicable.

Our Enquiries team is available to help with any queries you may have about applying to Screen and Film School.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01273 840 346, emailing [email protected] or filling in the ‘Application Enquiry’ website form.

We’ve put together some handy guides to help you with your application, view Screen and Film School’s UCAS Application Guides here.


Step 1: Start Your Application

The first step to apply for our Postgraduate degrees will be to create an applicant account and submit our online application form.

Online Application Form

Step 2: Interview

Once we have received your completed application form, we will be in touch to arrange your interview with a Course Leader. This can be in person or via Zoom (subject to availability).

You will be sent a confirmation email with the date, time and location as well as some guidelines on what to prepare. If you have any concerns regarding your interview or require assistance with preparation, please contact the Admissions team.

A portfolio may also be requested for Recognition of Prior Certified or Experiential Learning (RPCEL).

If you are attending your interview in person, the Course Leader will let you know if you have been recommended to study and provide you with valuable feedback and tips on how to further develop your skills. In some circumstances, your application may need to be reviewed by a specialist in the department before a final decision can be made.

All information will then be sent to the Admissions team.

Step 3: Offer

You will receive your offer pack via your applicant portal. All offers will be Conditional until you are able to prove that you have achieved the entry requirements for the course.

We will be able to amend your offer to Unconditional once you have sent us copies/clear photographs of your certificates and we have verified that you meet the academic entry requirements.

Step 4: Acceptance

You will need to log into your applicant portal to accept your offer.

Once you have confirmed your place, our Finance department will be in touch during the summer months to confirm your method of payment for the course. You will then receive information regarding enrolment.

Step 1: Apply

You can apply for our short courses by completing the “Apply Now” website form. Once your application has been received, our Admissions team will reply to you via email.

Step 2: Offers

If your application is successful, you will receive an offer of study from the Admissions department.

Step 3: Deposit

In order to secure your place on the short courses, you will need to pay a deposit (amount outlined on each individual course page), which will go towards your fees. The remaining fees are due two weeks before the course start date. For our Professional Diploma, we also offer a Monthly Payment Plan of 10 payments of £325, plus the usual £500 deposit to secure your place on the course. If you’d like more information on this or about your application, please let us know.


Any questions?

If you require any assistance with the application process, please contact our Enquiries team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].


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