Switching from University to Screen and Film School

Are you currently studying filmmaking at another higher education institution and would like to join our second year (level 5)?

Every year students reach out to us to say they would like to switch from their current university and join Screen and Film School as they want a student experience underpinned by industry engagement, a 5-year alumni guarantee, budgets for films, practical learning, and many more exclusive opportunities. We can offer you support in doing this and welcome your application to join our film community.

Next steps

Applicants wishing to gain direct entry onto Year 2 (Level 5) of a Screen and Film School undergraduate degree will be asked to submit an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) application.

This basically means we want to ensure that the course elements that you are currently learning at your university map against our learning, to make sure you transition smoothly into our practical filmmaking offering.

Once you have applied to study with us through UCAS, we will contact you and ask you to provide the following documents for your RPL application:

  • A certified copy of an academic transcript and award certificate (if applicable)
  • A Course Specification for the previously or currently studied course
  • Module documentation for all modules completed

These documents should be sent to [email protected] with the subject of the email ‘RPL Submission’. The application will be reviewed by a Screen and Film School RPL Assessor, who will be from a Screen and Film School academic department. The application will be submitted to a panel for consideration, and the outcome will be delivered to the Screen and Film School Admissions Team who will in turn inform you of the decision.

“Screen and 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 Screen and Film School was the best choice I’ve ever made.”
Dave McLaren, BA Hons Filmmaking top-up graduate

BA (Hons) Filmmaking Top-Up

If you hold a UK Level 5 qualification (or equivalent) in Filmmaking or a similar subject and wish to earn a full honours degree, you can apply via UCAS to join the final year of our BA (Hons) Filmmaking course, which will provide you with the opportunity to further focus on a form and in a discipline of film production of your choice.

The BA (Hons) Filmmaking course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

Take the next step

Studying our Filmmaking Top-Up is the next step if you want to further develop yourself academically, creatively, and professionally.

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Any questions?

For any questions regarding our courses or if you’d like more information on how to apply to Screen and Film School, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].



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