BA Filmmaking

London Film Academy

Program Description

BA Filmmaking

London Film Academy

A unique opportunity for undergraduates to complete an intensive two-year BA in Filmmaking. Our multi-disciplinary approach will equip you with the world-class skills, knowledge and ongoing support to excel in your chosen field. Learn your craft hands-on through collaboration with other filmmakers, under the expert guidance of award-winning professionals. Then complete your studies at our partner University and launch your career, experienced, fully qualified, and with the cutting edge skills and important industry contacts you need to succeed in film and TV.

“ I have acquired so many skills since I began this course, I enjoy coming to class every morning, be it scriptwriting, cinematography, or sound, and immersing and challenging myself within every department" (Tessa Rose Van Erlach, Student)

At a glance:

  • 2 years (Year 1 at LFA: 12 months, minimum 30 hours per week)
  • Full-picture filmmaking – train, collaborate and crew on productions
  • Learn from current, award-winning TV and film industry professionals
  • Small, group tutorials offer maximum, tailored feedback and support
  • Work with both Super 16mm and high-end digital cameras


  • Duration: 2 years, full-time
  • Intakes: April and September each year
  • Hours: 30 per week (plus additional hours, incl. evenings and weekends)

Completing a BA with London Film Academy provides you with extensive on-set experience in a production environment. Our BA pathway offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of exceptional students with previous experience and knowledge of filmmaking who wish to work along-side our Level 7 (MA equivalent) students to make films. Not only can you achieve a BA in two years, but you experience both a film school and university environment and all this has to offer in terms of networking and access to resources.

Year one, based at London Film Academy, is a highly demanding and intense programme that provides students with typically over 30 hours of teaching time per week (substantially more than most other courses). As a multi-disciplinary course, you are instructed in all key filmmaking roles including Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Producing, Sound, and Editing. Tutors are leading industry experts, who provide relevant and appropriate guidance and explanation on their crafts. Our low tutor-to-studio ratio (regularly 8 students to each tutor) ensures that students at LFA receive significant feedback and support tailored to their needs. Tutors and staff meet with students regularly to guide and advise on their best chance of getting paid work within the film industry.

While on the course you are expected to adapt to the high-pressure environment of filmmaking and perform each crew role at least once across a large number of film productions. Unlike other film schools, all course materials and film budgets are included in your course fees. Using both Super 16mm and high-end digital cameras (such as the Arri Alexa or Sony F55) you get to create a broad range of projects which ensures that you leave LFA with an impressive showreel of work.

Year two, following successful completion of the course at LFA students then continue their studies at our collaborating university, University of Hertfordshire, to achieve their BA Hons qualification.

Entry Requirements

To book your place on this course please:
Apply online or Apply by post, print out the application form and post to London Film Academy, 52A Walham Grove, London, SW6 1QR, email As soon as we've received your application we’ll send you a confirmation email containing payment details. Please check your ‘Junk Mail’ folder if you appear to have not received this email.


BA Filmmaking applicants also need to apply with:

  • One example written piece of work: A critique of a film you have seen or a film script you have written
  • One example visual piece of work: A presentation of storytelling series of photos or a DVD/web link to a film you have made or a project you have done that reflects your interest in filmmaking
  • Bursary/Scholarship applicants only: A personal statement about why you should be awarded a bursary or scholarship.

Please see Filmmaking Diploma Application Checklist for further details

  • Visual and written work submitted prior to attending an interview - we are looking for potential creative filmmaking ability as evidenced by visual and written material
  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Some practical experience in film production is desirable, except in cases where student can demonstrate transferable skills in other relevant areas

All international students outside of the EEA (non-EU countries) must obtain a Tier 4 General Student Visa to enter the UK. Please see Visa Information for more details.

What kind of students are we looking for?

  • Committed and dedicated people with a proven passion for filmmaking, and want a professional career in film or television
  • Collaborative, articulate and creative people who can demonstrate a strong instinct for the grammar of visual storytelling
  • Those who want a practical education across several key disciplines behind the camera either because you know you want a thorough grounding in all areas of the filmmaking process or you are undecided about exactly which area of the film and television industry appeals to your strengths.

Apply Now & Course Dates

To apply online please click on the course date below.

  • 7 May 2018 - 19 May 2019
    Course Fee: £23000
    Pioneers Award deadline: 01.02.2018
    Bursary deadline: 05.03.2018
    Final application deadline: 09.04.2018

  • 1 October 2018 - 13 September 2019
    Course Fee: £23000
    Bursary/ Partial Scholarship deadline: 01.08.2018
    Final application deadline: 01.09.2018
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 5, 2018
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