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Filmmaking (Hons)

Leeds Arts University

36 months
15400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The ethos on this hands-on course in Filmmaking (Hons) at Leeds Arts University is practice, practice, practice. You will write, plan and make films in the studio and on location; producing work amongst a community of filmmakers, and becoming immersed in the hands-on experience of making films.


About The Programme

In this Filmmaking (Hons) programme at Leeds Arts University you will work in production teams to produce a range of films, providing the professional experience and abilities to prepare you for work in the film and screen industries.

There is a strong focus on production; supported by watching, investigating, analysing, critiquing and thinking about film in order to discover your own identity as a filmmaker. Working in small groups with other passionate filmmakers, you will take an active role in all stages of development and production, learning the skills of directing, producing, cinematography, sound, editing, production design and storytelling.

Our students enjoy creative freedom and have the opportunity to pitch and initiate experimental projects across a wide range of productions, from fiction to documentary, advertising to music. You will develop professional and business skills such as self promotion, finance and distribution, and learn to commercialise practical experiences and skills to successfully navigate the film industry.

Learning and teaching is supported through filmmaking practice: in the studio, on location, in screenwriting seminars and film screenings, production meetings and class discussions, industry talks and study trips including film festivals.

Our students will bring with them an enthusiasm for film and screen, and a commitment to filmmaking. This is a challenging course where hard work will give you the knowledge and experience needed by a filmmaker.

Graduates will be able to work across the screen industries in a wide range of job roles in camera, lighting, sound, producing and creative, development and research teams. Some graduates will build freelance careers within film and TV, and some may work for film production companies, studios, edit houses and major broadcasters.

Programme Structure


  • Year One — You’ll explore the role of the filmmaker and the process of filmmaking. This is supported by studio and location working on a number of film production tasks. You will work across a number of roles and gain hands-on experience in order to frame your understanding of the production process. You will make films in small teams and as a class we will watch our work in regular screenings with discussions. The focus of this year is on the craft and range of skills involved in the filmmaking process. 
  • Year Two — You will start to specialise and focus on areas of production, forming more specialist production teams to support full production cycles each semester. You will produce a wide and varied body of work across a number of options including fiction, documentary and advertising.
  • Year Three — You will further develop the practices of the previous two years, with a focus on industry practice and the specialisation of skills.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A portfolio of relevant practical work, demonstrating your ability and enthusiasm for the course you’re applying for.
  • You’ll need to have passed GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C/grade 4 or above. For mature students, an Access to Higher Education qualification in art and design will also be acceptable to demonstrate English language ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Seven £2000 scholarships are available as a tuition fee discount for your first year of study. You can apply for the scholarship after receiving an offer to study here. Successful recipients will be informed during the first week of June.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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