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BIMM Institute

Filmmaking - Manchester

UCAS Code: P3W4

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level


2 A-Levels at grade C or above to OR equivalent level qualification and normally 3 GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4 including English Language.

Access to HE Diploma


Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


must include English

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


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Our selection of students is based on potential and is therefore flexible. The academic entry requirements listed are indicative only and we encourage applications from students who may not have the qualifying entry requirements but can demonstrate a proactive commitment to narrative film, documentary, music promo or other types of moving image creation.

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About this course

Course option


Full-time | 2021


Moving image techniques

Film and sound recording

**About the course**

This cutting-edge industry-led course has been developed from in-depth and ongoing industry feedback and input from all areas of production that reflects the current demand for industry ready, technically skilled students, who have the creative, logistical and production skills that are currently needed in industry. The growth in high end production for content providers such as Netflix, Amazon, Disney Plus and Apple TV in the UK supports the need for highly skilled graduates for industry. The course’s modules reflects this need for set ready professionals and has been developed to ensure that all industry production roles across all formats (including factual/documentary, drama, short form content, advertising) in all production & technical roles (including screenwriting, directing, producing, assistant directing, production design, editing & VFX, sound production & design, development & distribution) are included in our raft of industry optional modules that can be selected as a specialisation in the 2nd year. To ensure this professionalism is embedded in the curriculum the film school acts as a production house, the tutor as executive producer, to support the collaborative film production that begins in the first year and is realised in the graduation films in the student's final year.

As film production is continuously evolving the Screen and Film School is constantly adapting to support the industry’s demands. The course’s intensive curriculum will challenge students to develop their skills and prepare them for the production world of today. Students will gain experience shooting projects on the newest developments in HD, film and digital equipment - from Arri Alexa to Red Raven - as well as classic film
cameras like Panavision and Arriflex on 8mm, super 16mm and 35mm film.

The development of practical film production skills is supported by a film theory strand which provides students with a critical understanding of applied film theory and ensures that students will enter the industry as an informed practitioner.

As student’s progress into the final year of study, students will become highly-trained professionals in their chosen field and ready to take on a key technical or production role in the Production Realisation module (graduation film).

All students leave Screen and Film School with a professional portfolio of work, which will serve as a calling card for the skills. Students also gain an understanding of how to navigate the film industry which will support the technical and creative film craft skills that will be acquired.

**This course is approved and awarded by BIMM Institute**


Students can expect to study the following core modules:

Year 1/Level 4

- The Creative Industries & You 1– Finding Your Path
- Camera, Lighting and Sound
- Post-Production
- Development to Distribution
- Production Design
- Short Film 1
- Practice, Context & Culture
- Short Film 2

Year 2/L5:
- The Creative Industries & You 2– Collaborative Entrepreneurship
- Creativity, Identity & Authenticity
- Short Film 3
- Short Film 4

Year 3/L6
- The Creative Industries & You 3 – Professional Practice
- Final Project
- Pre-Production Process
- Production Realisation

A range of optional modules can be selected in years 2 and 3, subject to availability and student demand. Please visit the course information page on the Screen and Film School website for a full break down.

Assessment methods

L4 and L5 - Observed Practical Assessment, Project Outcomes & Portfolios, Presentations, Filmed Sequences & Evaluations

L6 Practical Assessment, Portfolio, Visual & Written Essay, Production Realisation Outcomes & Evaluations

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