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Filmmaking

Undergraduate course
Film, Music & Performing Arts

Follow your dream to make films - we'll teach you about directing, producing, cinematography, screenwriting, editing and many more skills.

  • Attendance
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City CampusCity Campus

Your Course

  • JAMES
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Our Northern Film School is the first and only film school in the UK to receive JAMES accreditation. JAMES represents organisations across the sector and described us as 'a benchmark against which all other film courses need to be measured'.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. All applicants must be able to show evidence of an interest in film and moving image.

Portfolio: All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio, examples of which could include: cartoons; photography; video; scripts; storyboards; art work; written critical papers or reviews; radio recordings. Guidance notes for the portfolio can be accessed at this link .

International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. All applicants must be able to show evidence of an interest in film and moving image.

Portfolio: All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio, examples of which could include: cartoons; photography; video; scripts; storyboards; art work; written critical papers or reviews; radio recordings. Guidance notes for the portfolio can be accessed at this link .

International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. All applicants must be able to show evidence of an interest in film and moving image.

Portfolio: All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio, examples of which could include: cartoons; photography; video; scripts; storyboards; art work; written critical papers or reviews; radio recordings. Guidance notes for the portfolio can be accessed at this link .

International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. All applicants must be able to show evidence of an interest in film and moving image.

Portfolio: All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio, examples of which could include: cartoons; photography; video; scripts; storyboards; art work; written critical papers or reviews; radio recordings. Guidance notes for the portfolio can be accessed at this link .

International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Peter Baumann

Careers

Peter Baumann
Director and Writer, Student Academy Award Winner 2014 for the film Border Patrol

MA Filmmaking

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My time at university taught me how to work with other people in different kinds of circumstances. The highlight was shooting Border Patrol for our final degree project in Germany with a very international crew. Winning the Student Academy Award has also helped me a lot with my career. I’m currently writing scripts for new projects: a mini-series based on Border Patrol and a 90-minute feature film.

You will be well placed to enter an industry that isever-changing, demanding and highly competitive. You willemerge with a strong understanding of your specialism and with a focusedapproach towards personal development and career planning. Our graduates have worked on TV series like Game of Thrones, 24: Live Another Day and Utopia, and films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fury and Maleficent. Other students have gained internships at Working Title and ITV, or have gone on to postgraduate study at our Northern Film School.

  • Assistant Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Producer
Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit our Careers Site

MODULES & LEARNING

Production 1

Documentary Filmmaking

Production 2

Specialist Workshop 1

Story 1

Story 2

Film Art

Experimental Film

Filmmaking

Specialist Workshop 2

Specialist Workshop 3

Professional Practice & Research

Dissertation

Specialist Workshop 4

Experiential Learning

Film Project

Our Northern Film School is based at the Electric Press in Leeds city centre. At the School you will have access to an impressive range of facilities. These include digital production equipment, production studios, professional level edit suites, production offices, screening facilities, a props store and film and script archive.

The School is the first and only film school in the UK to receive JAMES accreditation, in recognition of the professional expertise of our staff, the professional level of our facilities and the opportunities for our students to crew on professional shoots. JAMES represents creative and technical organisations across the media industries sector such as the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), the Music Producers Guild (MPG), UK Screen and UK Drama. On our JAMES approved course, you will be studying the latest in industry practice and gain access to professional contacts and work experience.

All of our tutors are film practitioners so you will benefit from a wide range of professional production experience. The team has a wealth of expertise from documentary making to cinematography and includes staff who have received BAFTA and Oscar nominations. Our approach towards collaborative filmmaking ensures that you will be self-reliant, with the ability to work as part of a professional unit.

There are also opportunities to undertake study exchange programmes at film schools including Famu in Prague and Griffiths in Australia.

  • Anna Zaluczkowska
    FilmmakingAnna Zaluczkowska
    Senior Lecturer

    This course prepares you for an industry that is ever-changing, demanding and highly competitive. You will emerge with a strong understanding of your specialism, and with a focused approach towards personal development and career planning.

  • Anna has 25 years' experience in the media industries and has worked in film, television and theatre as a writer, editor and producer. Anna currently teaches screenwriting and her research interests include transmedia production and writing for new media.
    Life in Leeds
    Life in Leeds
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9700. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • Film studios
    Film studios

    Based in the Electric Press, our two expansive production studios, East and West Side enable the building of substantial film sets. This affords film students the opportunity to fully explore set design and prop building.

  • Library
    Library

    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    Broadcasting Place provides students with creative and contemporary learning environments, is packed with the latest technology and is a focal point for new and innovative thinking in the city.

  • Gym
    Gym

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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