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Filmmaking (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Filmmaking (Hons) course at Kingston University enables you to explore the medium of film, developing your own filmmaking practice while acquiring skills for working professionally. You will engage with innovative, ambitious ideas, developing successful films as group and individual projects, and gain a practical knowledge of filmmaking production. 


The The Filmmaking (Hons) course at Kingston University has state-of-the-art facilities such as our moving image workshop and specialist filming equipment that will enable you to produce films with high production values. You will be able to experiment with digital and analogue formats, and shoot, process, telecine and edit on 8mm and 16mm gauges. You will also have access to our 3D workshops, photography darkrooms, printmaking and animation facilities.

Our academics are active practitioners in the film industry, working as directors, artists, editors and producers and able to offer access to unique work experience opportunities. For example, a number of our students have participated in placements at BFI Southbank, Institute of Contemporary Arts, LUX, Film London, Film & Video Umbrella, Fly Film and Suite TV.

In Year 1 students are given technical inductions and introduced through creative projects to film production. Projects briefs will give you the opportunity to develop ideas for films and undertake a range of production roles. You will learn about research enquiry, directing actors, studio and location work, running a set, interview technique, production and post-production, lighting and cinematography, sound recording and design.

In Year 2 you will undertake projects with the opportunity to shoot and process 8mm film, use archive, green screen, high-speed video and explore the intersection between live-action and animation. You will work in groups developing pitches for ambitious productions collaborating with professional actors, developing character and script, and shooting on location. Through the production of these films, you will be encouraged to identify your strengths and have the opportunity to explore specialist areas of interest.

In Year 3 you will undertake two large scale projects, culminating in the Graduation Film. You will work to your strengths and develop material for your graduation portfolio. The final Graduation Films are screened at shows on campus and at a central London cinema.

Careers and progression

This course prepares you for a range of careers such as a film director, independent filmmaker, cinematographer, editor, artist, producer or sound recordist/designer. The course is also a platform for further study such as Kingston's University's Experimental Film MA or vocational positions in commercial film.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Filmmaking Practices 
  • Contextualising Contemporary Practice: Film
  • Critical Issues in Filmmaking: Research and Practice
  • Independent Film
  • The Graduation Film
  • Dissertation: Research and Reflection

      English Language Requirements

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      Academic Requirements

      General Requirements

      • Applicants will need a minimum of 112 tariff points from recognised Level 3 qualifications to include an art or design subject such as Foundation Diploma in Art or Design or an Art/Design related A-level or recognised equivalent with a minimum of two A-levels, or equivalent; BTEC National Diploma in relevant subject.
      • Plus GCSE candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A*–C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading). Key Skills and Functional Skills Level 2 accepted in lieu of GCSE English and Maths.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        15300 GBP/year
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        Based on the original amount of 15300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
      • EU/EEA

        9250 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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      Living costs for London

      • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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