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Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Filmmaking

Filmmaking

Filmmaking

International Scholarships available

Overview

On this practical degree, you will learn how to produce films and develop your creative and technical filmmaking skills in drama, documentary and experimental film production.

Your theoretical studies will inform your practice and our experienced tutors will guide you in a range of specialisms, including directing (drama, experimental film and documentary), producing, cinematography, screenwriting, production design, editing and post-production, and location and post-production sound.

You will learn how to engage an audience and you will explore the responsibilities of your practice, discovering and developing who you are as a filmmaker.

You will be taught in our own Northern Film School, which creates more than 200 films a year and was rated one of the top five international film schools in the world to watch by the Hollywood Reporter.

This course is scheduled to start in Autumn / Winter 2020 in the new Leeds School of Arts building based at our City Campus. Should there be any delays or changes to this schedule, the delivery of some, or all modules for this course, may take place in existing facilities at our Headingley and City Campuses.


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The 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.

You will also have access to studios at the heart of the professional film and television production in Leeds. Several feature films and BBC television dramas were shot at Prime Studios.

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.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Placements
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • TEF Silver Award
  • University accommodation
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Entry Requirements

128
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 128 points required. (Minimum 80 from two 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.

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) 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 a minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points.
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 REQUIRED:

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. Further guidance will be provided to applicants when they are asked to submit a portfolio.

International Baccalaureate

27 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. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

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. Further guidance will be provided to applicants when they are asked to submit a portfolio.

UCAS Tariff Points: 128 points required. (Minimum 80 from two 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.

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) 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 a minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points.
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 REQUIRED:

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. Further guidance will be provided to applicants when they are asked to submit a portfolio.

International Baccalaureate

27 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.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

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. Further guidance will be provided to applicants when they are asked to submit a portfolio.

Careers

Peter Baumann

Careers

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

MA Filmmaking

“My filmmaking course 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 an international crew. Winning the Student Academy Award has also helped me a lot with my career. I’m currently writing scripts for new projects including a mini-series based on Border Patrol and a 90-minute feature film.

Teaching and learning

This intensive, creative and professionally-led course has a strong production ethos. You will be encouraged to collaborate with other students on the course and to crew on BA graduation films and MA Filmmaking thesis productions. The core modules will give you opportunities to practice your skills and techniques at all levels, and you will be able to specialise in a particular skill preparing you to work in the film industry. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.
Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
In the first year, you will gain skills in collaborative working and project management through practical experience, and gain essential subject knowledge. You will participate in all specialisms (directing, producing, cinematography, screenwriting, production design, editing and post-production, and location and post-production sound), working in small groups on a series of short film exercises.
Overall workload
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387 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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813 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

An introduction to the craft skills of cinematography, directing, producing, editing, sound and art direction. You will gain experience through workshops and by working on a number of film scene exercises.

Work as part of a production team to develop and produce a documentary, from idea, research and development, through to production and post-production. You will examine the history and theory of documentary filmmaking and learn the different techniques and approaches of documentary filmmaking.

Filmmaking is a collaborative process requiring specialist skills - choose three specialisms from cinematography, screenwriting, editing, sound recording, production design, directing and production management, and take part in practical workshops to help you understand your specialist area and the tools and techniques for successful implementation.

Examine the principles and practice of visual storytelling, both fiction and documentary. You will develop your understanding of narrative principles and structure and apply your skills to the practice of screenwriting as you write a short film.

Learn how scripts are developed for the screen. You will watch films and read scripts of classic and contemporary films to learn the techniques that help convey the story, idea and meaning effectively to an audience, before working in groups to take a script and present your ideas to bring the story to screen.

Develop your research and analytical skills and continue to enhance your specialist skills, focusing on two specialisms chosen from those you learned in your first year. You will form film crews to make a production, following the film process through its four stages of production. You will also build on your understanding of cinema, helping you to find your creative voice.
Overall workload
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300 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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900 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Use examples from modern, historical and world cinema to examine the aesthetic considerations of film and filmmaking and apply these to the various specialisms and practices of filmmaking.

An introduction to a range of experimental film, video and performance practice within a historical and contemporary context, you will broaden your creative understanding and engagement with experimental film, artist?s film and video, media art and performance.

Follow the film process in its four stages of production. You will engage with: the formulation of ideas through experimentation and critical reflection; pre-production with an emphasis on design and performance; production focusing on a choreographed crew and post-production focusing on storytelling through image, sound and music.

Develop the skills learned in Specialist Workshop 1. Choose two specialist areas of filmmaking and attend workshops to develop your chosen areas of expertise. You will also enhance your awareness of the discipline, behaviour and professionalism expected of your two specialisms.

Following on from Specialist Workshop 2, you will choose one of your two specialisms to focus on, enhancing your expertise in preparation for your graduation project in your final year.

Gain the independent research study skills you will need to develop your dissertation outline.

The focus in your final year is on independent and self-directed study. You will further hone your skills in your chosen specialism and you will apply your research skills in an area of interest to you for your dissertation. We will help you prepare for life after graduation by enhancing your employability skills. You will use everything you have learned to work as part of a film team on your graduation film.
Overall workload
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403 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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797 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.
Core Modules

Undertake a personal, self-initiated critical and evaluative project in the field of film and/or moving image which is relevant to your personal research and/or production practice. You will present your work as either a written thesis or video essay.

Progressing from Specialist Workshop 3, you will continue to study your chosen specialist area, developing advanced specialist skills and an enhanced understanding of the film language within your chosen specialisms.

Enhance your employability and put your learning in a real-world context. You will create a professional development plan, research employment opportunities in the UK and globally, refine your transferable skills and undertake a 35-hour placement.

Developing the skills learned and insights gained during the Filmmaking module, working as part of a film team modelled on industry best practice you will make your 'graduation film' or write a screenplay for a feature film or TV series.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
In the first year, you will gain skills in collaborative working and project management through practical experience, and gain essential subject knowledge. You will participate in all specialisms (directing, producing, cinematography, screenwriting, production design, editing and post-production, and location and post-production sound), working in small groups on a series of short film exercises.
Overall workload
Clock icon
387 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
813 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

An introduction to the craft skills of cinematography, directing, producing, editing, sound and art direction. You will gain experience through workshops and by working on a number of film scene exercises.

Work as part of a production team to develop and produce a documentary, from idea, research and development, through to production and post-production. You will examine the history and theory of documentary filmmaking and learn the different techniques and approaches of documentary filmmaking.

Filmmaking is a collaborative process requiring specialist skills - choose three specialisms from cinematography, screenwriting, editing, sound recording, production design, directing and production management, and take part in practical workshops to help you understand your specialist area and the tools and techniques for successful implementation.

Examine the principles and practice of visual storytelling, both fiction and documentary. You will develop your understanding of narrative principles and structure and apply your skills to the practice of screenwriting as you write a short film.

Learn how scripts are developed for the screen. You will watch films and read scripts of classic and contemporary films to learn the techniques that help convey the story, idea and meaning effectively to an audience, before working in groups to take a script and present your ideas to bring the story to screen.

Develop your research and analytical skills and continue to enhance your specialist skills, focusing on two specialisms chosen from those you learned in your first year. You will form film crews to make a production, following the film process through its four stages of production. You will also build on your understanding of cinema, helping you to find your creative voice.
Overall workload
Clock icon
300 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
900 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Use examples from modern, historical and world cinema to examine the aesthetic considerations of film and filmmaking and apply these to the various specialisms and practices of filmmaking.

An introduction to a range of experimental film, video and performance practice within a historical and contemporary context, you will broaden your creative understanding and engagement with experimental film, artist?s film and video, media art and performance.

Follow the film process in its four stages of production. You will engage with: the formulation of ideas through experimentation and critical reflection; pre-production with an emphasis on design and performance; production focusing on a choreographed crew and post-production focusing on storytelling through image, sound and music.

Develop the skills learned in Specialist Workshop 1. Choose two specialist areas of filmmaking and attend workshops to develop your chosen areas of expertise. You will also enhance your awareness of the discipline, behaviour and professionalism expected of your two specialisms.

Following on from Specialist Workshop 2, you will choose one of your two specialisms to focus on, enhancing your expertise in preparation for your graduation project in your final year.

Gain the independent research study skills you will need to develop your dissertation outline.

The focus in your final year is on independent and self-directed study. You will further hone your skills in your chosen specialism and you will apply your research skills in an area of interest to you for your dissertation. We will help you prepare for life after graduation by enhancing your employability skills. You will use everything you have learned to work as part of a film team on your graduation film.
Overall workload
Clock icon
403 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
797 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.
Core Modules

Undertake a personal, self-initiated critical and evaluative project in the field of film and/or moving image which is relevant to your personal research and/or production practice. You will present your work as either a written thesis or video essay.

Progressing from Specialist Workshop 3, you will continue to study your chosen specialist area, developing advanced specialist skills and an enhanced understanding of the film language within your chosen specialisms.

Enhance your employability and put your learning in a real-world context. You will create a professional development plan, research employment opportunities in the UK and globally, refine your transferable skills and undertake a 35-hour placement.

Developing the skills learned and insights gained during the Filmmaking module, working as part of a film team modelled on industry best practice you will make your 'graduation film' or write a screenplay for a feature film or TV series.

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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.
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.
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Fees & funding

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The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • All equipment, IT resources and film budgets are provided by the school.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for your travel expenses to and from that placement.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Visit to the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland 
    (Approximately £200-250). This is an optional visit and does not play a part in any assessment.
  • Visit to the Aesthetica Film Festival 
    (Approximately £34). This visit is subsidised. It is entirely optional and does not play any part in assessment.

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs);student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific

  • All equipment, IT resources and film budgets are provided by the school.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for your travel expenses to and from that placement.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Visit to the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland 
    (Approximately £200-250). This is an optional visit and does not play a part in any assessment.
  • Visit to the Aesthetica Film Festival 
    (Approximately £34). This visit is subsidised. It is entirely optional and does not play any part in assessment.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

 

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific

  • All equipment, IT resources and film budgets are provided by the school.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for your travel expenses to and from that placement.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Visit to the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland 
    (Approximately £200-250). This is an optional visit and does not play a part in any assessment.
  • Visit to the Aesthetica Film Festival 
    (Approximately £34). This visit is subsidised. It is entirely optional and does not play any part in assessment.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

 

Facilities

  • Electric Press
    Electric Press

    Based at the Electric Press, our Northern Film School has dedicated facilities and equipment for you to use. These include studios, camera and grip equipment, lighting equipment, edit suites for post-production and a 75-seat HD viewing theatre.

  • Prime Studios
    Prime Studios

    The Northern Film School also has a base at Prime Studios on Kirkstall Road, the centre of professional film and television production in Leeds. BBC television dramas Death Comes to Pemberley and The Syndicate and feature films Get Santa and The Rise were all shot at the studios.

  • 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 Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    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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