Screen and Film School to open in Manchester

22 October, 2019

Budding filmmakers and industry professionals are to be offered a top class filmmaking education in Manchester.

The long-established Screen and Film School is opening a state of the art campus in the city next September 2021, and is in the process of appointing a patron from the ever-prospering film industry.

Recent success stories from SFS include Hugo Healy who has won numerous international photography competitions and studied on the BA Filmmaking degree in 2018.

Manchester is one of the creative capitals of the UK film industry It is home to MediaCityUK: a place where innovation, creativity and technology come together amidst 250 different businesses including the BBC and ITV.

The city is also a cultural nucleus, where art flourishes and the award-winning Manchester Film Festival and Manchester International Festival welcome some of the biggest names in the business each year.



Manchester and it’s surrounding areas offer a wide variety of shooting environments and backdrops. The striking architecture of the Northern Quarter recently attracted Columbia Pictures in the production of Marvel epic Moribus, whilst Old Granada Studios is regularly utilised for hit shows such as Peaky Blinders and Dragons’s Den.

All this and much more gives students studying in Manchester a huge advantage when making all-important industry connections.

Alongside the vital industry connections students will make through Screen and Film School Manchester, living in the UK’s third largest city is known to be friendly and affordable too. Locals are famed for their humour and deep-rooted sense of pride that stems from the city’s industrious working class heritage.

Combine this with the city’s world class arts, digital media and creative scenes, plus a legendary reputation for nightclubbing and live music, and you’d be hard pressed for reasons not to study here.

SFS Manchester is now open for applications via UCAS and courses on offer for 2021 are: BA (Hons) Filmmaking and BA (Hons) Film Business & Entrepreneurship.

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