• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker or screenwriter, the BA in Film (Honours) is a single degree course offered at Middlesex University with a variety of pathways that meets the interests and ambitions of diverse students united by a passion for film.

About

Why study the BA in Film (Hons) at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex, we offer a unique degree experience in Film, not only because the course is designed to be flexible, accommodating very different kinds of film students, but also because it encourages, indeed requires, collaboration between students with different interests, skills, and knowledge, which is great preparation for working professionally in the film industry. If you want to be part of a great community of people striving to be the best and to develop your passion for film, come to Middlesex.

After your first year, you can follow pathways in producing, directing, editing, sound, cinematography, art direction or scriptwriting, or you may prefer not to identify yourself closely with any of the pathways but rather use BA Film as a means of gaining an excellent all-round education in the theory and practice of film. In your final year, you will choose your own final project, meaning you can write and direct your own film as part of the degree if you wish.

Course highlights

  • Our outstanding facilities allow you to familiarise yourself with equipment and learn a wide range of practical skills, from pre-production to post-production
  • All our staff work in the film industry – you will be taught by professional producers, directors, and screenwriters with expertise in areas including experimental film-making, corporate film-making, drama and documentary
  • You will learn from guest speakers in the industry – past speakers include Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise, Doctor Who), Kim Longinotto (Divorce Iranian Style), Sean McAllister (A Syrian Love Story)
  • Our location, close to central London, is a great place to start your career in film – you have access to cutting-edge equipment, great casting opportunities, and a fantastic film-making network
  • As a student of this course, you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Career

Our students are successful. Graduates of this course have gone on to a wide range of careers, including writers, editors, sound technicians, directors of photography, camera assistants, directors and designers. Some have gone on to work at major institutions such as the BBC, while others have set up their own small businesses, attracting both commercial work and funded commissions. Some have become music video producers and others are freelancers representing a range of special professions within production and post-production.

We help you to establish yourself in the industry in all kinds of ways, including supporting your submission of work to film festivals (some of our students' work has been screened at Cannes) and supporting your writing, whether critical journalism or screenwriting.

There are an array of jobs in the industry, from production, post-production, distribution and exhibition, and many entry points.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Screen Storytelling 
  • Screen Aesthetics 
  • Film Production Fundamentals
  • Producing and Directing 
  • Film Documentary

                                      English Language Requirements

                                      • Minimum required score:

                                        6

                                        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                      • Minimum required score:

                                        72

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                                      General Requirements

                                      • 112 UCAS points
                                      • Your prior achievement in awarded qualifications
                                        • Predicted achievement in the qualifications you are currently studying
                                        • Personal statement or statement of purpose for evidence of your motivation and commitment to your subject
                                        • References about your academic potential and personal qualities
                                        • Details of time spent at another Higher Education institution, even if the course was not completed.

                                      Tuition Fee

                                      • International

                                        13000 GBP/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 13000 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
                                        Living Costs

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

                                      Funding

                                      You can apply for a student loan to cover the cost of your tuition during your studies. This loan means that you will not have to pay fees upfront yourself and instead can repay the cost of your degree once you have graduated and are earning over a certain amount.

                                      If this is your second undergraduate degree, at the same level or lower than what you previously studied, you may not be eligible for a student loan.

                                      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.

                                      The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                      Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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