36 months
18000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


BA Filmmaking (Hons) is a practice-based course from Manchester Metropolitan University giving you the creative freedom to develop your voice through the dynamic language of film.


Our learning environment incorporates a unique mix of digital art and film school philosophies, empowering you to express your ideas and stories through narrative fiction, documentary, artists’ moving image and new media. You will specialise in original ideas from unique perspectives, with the potential for your work to be screened in international venues.

Studying at the School of Digital Arts means learning beyond the usual limits. You’ll be part of a vibrant creative community that spans a range of disciplines, from photography and animation, to music and sound design. It’s an environment designed for collaboration – a place where you can push the boundaries of filmmaking, explore the directions that interest you most and develop a broad skill set made for today’s digital arts and media sector. 

Here, you’ll have access to a vast range of specialist resources and purpose-built facilities, as well as a wealth of opportunities for developing your professional skills, from work experience placements and industry competitions to guest lectures and collaborations with organisations.  


Graduates of the Filmmaking (Hons) course from Manchester Metropolitan University are industry recognised for their creative ingenuity, problem-solving skills and ability to see the world differently. Many go on to be industry leaders in their own right.  

Recent graduates have gone on to be founders of independent production companies and editing companies, and successful freelance practitioners specialising as directors, editors, cinematographers, sound designers, producers, scriptwriters, production designers, visual artists and documentary filmmakers at film and media companies including Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures, ITV, BBC, Netflix, Heyday Films, British Council Film, Channel 4, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Walt Disney Studios,  Equinox TV, Mob Films, The Gate, Vice, Media Dog, Calumet, 24-7 Drama.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Concept and Vision
  • Filmmaking Technical Skills
  • Creative Practices in Filmmaking
  • Film and Storytelling
  • Filmmaking Industry Skills
  • Research and Innovation

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

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff points
  • A Levels ­– e.g. BCC-BBC
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma – DMM
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 106 UCAS Tariff points
  • T Levels - We welcome applications from students undertaking T Level qualifications. Eligible applicants will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of Merit as a condition of offer.
  • Equivalent qualifications and combinations will be considered, including Extended Project (EPQ) at grade C or above.
  • AS levels (or qualifications equivalent to AS level) are not accepted.
  • Specific GCSE requirements: GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass
  • International Baccalaureate points: IB Diploma with minimum 26 points overall or 104-112 UCAS Tariff points from Higher Level. If you plan to meet the Level 2 course requirements through your IB Diploma you will need to achieve Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 5 in English
  • We will ask for a portfolio of your work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Foundation Year Students:

  • UK and Channel Island: £9,250 per year for the foundation year. 
  • Eu and Non-Eu International: £18,000 per year.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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