BA (Hons)

Filmmaking (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

Our Filmmaking Foundation Entry course is ‘hands-on’, focusing on industry practices and conventions, developing transferable skills in the independent film markets.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the North West for career prospects
    Guardian University Guide (Film Production and Photography)
  • 1st
    in the North West for overall score
    Guardian University Guide (Film Production and Photography)
  • 2nd
    in the North West for NSS teaching
    Guardian University Guide (Film Production and Photography)
  • 7th
    in the UK overall
    Guardian University Guide (Film Production and Photography)
  • Our graduates regularly appear in the credits of major television and cinema releases and win awards at prestigious film festivals and the Royal Television Society.
  • Previous guest lectures from people such as Jan Harlan (Stanley Kubrick’s Producer), Baldwin Li (Independent Film Producer), Sarah Miller (Screenwriter), Jonathan Stenton (Editor).
  • Experienced teaching team with specialisms in independent short film, feature film, promotional work, documentary film, experimental work, animation, post-production, sound recording, and mixing and visual effects.
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Annie O’Donnell, editor of student film ‘The Hanged’ in the edit suite
Annie O’Donnell, editor of student film ‘The Hanged’ in the edit suite

What You'll Do

  • We have a well-established track record of delivering successful media students, with three recent Royal Television Society (RTS) awards in as many years, and our graduates feature in many credits of major cinema and TV productions.
  • You’ll have access to our purpose-built Media Factory and spend time in dedicated edit suites, Foley Studio, sound stage with greenscreen and motion capture facilities, recording studios, photography studios and television studio.
  • You’ll also learn through film screenings, tutorials and technical workshops.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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A day in the life of Film & TV student

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Filmmaking facilities

Future Careers

Studying Filmmaking Foundation Entry could lead to a career in film production, post-production, management, screenwriting or production design.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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