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University of Westminster Film BA Honours
University of Westminster

Film BA Honours

London, United Kingdom

3 Years

English

Full time

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GBP 15,400 / per year *

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* international | UK: £9,250

Introduction

This three-year degree is one of the best-known film courses in the world, with an international reputation for its academic and practical teaching.

Our students’ films are shown at festivals globally and have won a host of honours and awards, including Royal Television Society Awards, a Student Academy Award and a Grierson Best Student Documentary Award.

We operate from a purpose-built studio facility in Harrow, with two large film and television studios, a set construction workshop, a 3D workshop, and extensive post-production facilities. The environment is both scholarly and creative, with all students studying film history, criticism and aesthetics alongside their practical work.

You'll learn to collaborate creatively as you develop production specialisms in areas such as writing, producing, cinematography, directing, production design, editing and sound. You'll also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

We aim to develop thinking filmmakers who have something to say to and about the world. A very high proportion of our students go on to work in film and television, and recent work from notable alumni includes The Greatest Showman and Nocturnal Animals (Seamus McGarvey, cinematographer), Senna and Amy (Asif Kapadia, director) and No Time to Die and Skyfall (Neal Purvis, screenwriter, producer). Under the Shadow, the first feature directed by 2005 graduate Babak Anvari, was selected as the UK entry for the 2017 Best Foreign Language film Oscar and won the Outstanding Debut Award at the 2017 BAFTA Awards.

The course receives substantial support from the industry, and you will gain experience in working with professional actors, negotiating with facilities houses, equipment hire companies and local authorities.

Based at the recently refurbished Harrow Campus – home to the Westminster School of Arts – you will work alongside students from design, photography, music, fashion and journalism in a unique hothouse of creative opportunity.

Through an excellent network of industry contacts, some of whom teach on the course and including many alumni of the course, students have opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities.

The second year includes a core work-based professional learning module in which students may undertake a short work placement and begin to develop their industry connections and awareness.

Students may also undertake an optional year-long placement between their second and third year.

Top reasons to study with us

  • Westminster is ranked top 10 among UK institutions for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • Oscar- and BAFTA-winning film alumni – graduates of this course have gone on to celebrated careers in the film industry
  • State-of-the-art facilities – a purpose-built studio facility with two large film and television studios, a set construction workshop, a 3D workshop, and extensive post-production facilities
  • Work experience with a difference – recent placements include Industrial Light and Magic, Working Title Films and positions on King Arthur, Jack Ryan and Mary Queen of Scots

Why study this course?

  • Acclaimed films
    Our students’ films are shown at festivals globally and have won a host of honours and awards, including Royal Television Society Awards (the latest in 2021), a Student Academy Award (2011), and a Grierson Best Student Documentary Award (2015).
  • Industry experience
    The course receives substantial support from the industry, and you will gain experience in working with professional actors, negotiating with facilities houses, equipment hire companies and local authorities.
  • World-class facilities
    We operate from a purpose-built studio facility in Harrow, with two sound stages, a set construction workshop, and extensive post-production facilities.

Programme Recognition

This 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.

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