Join us for this highly practical course in Filmaking at the Manchester Film School, and you’ll benefit from state of the art equipment used on major feature films and a programme that’s internationally renowned for its excellence, winning Six Royal Television Society NW student awards and 16 nominations in the last four years (more than any NW University), and the National Award for best cinematography in 2016.

Build on your existing knowledge, as you develop your specialism in Writing, Directing, Production, Camera, Lighting, Sound, Set Design & Construction and Post Production, and use our dedicated 3000sq ft film studio or fully equipped production vehicle to produce Films and TV programmes, with the same equipment used on major feature films.

You’ll benefit from high end industry work placements, and draw on experience from previous students, who’ve received major recognition at international film festivals, worked at top production studios, and been part of feature films like James Bond and Harry Potter, TV drama like Downton Abbey and Peaky Blinders, and commercials for the likes of Sony, Dyson and Ford.

Films: www.youtube.com/TMCFilmTV
Info: www.manchesterfilmschool.co.uk

Fielden Campus
Full Time
1 year
September 2021
Awarding Partner:
Manchester Metropolitan University
Jim Grainger - For the last 11 years Jim has developed The Manchester Film School into one of the leading practical Film Schools in the country, winning regional and national awards.

Gareth Hall - After working in the film industry with directors from Ken Russel to Steven Spielberg, Gareth now uses his knowledge and experience to teach students the real, practical skills of film-making. His students have gone on to work on projects from Downton Abbey to James Bond.

• Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in the vocational or academic subject area.
You may be required to attend an interview / provide a portfolio of their work to ensure you’ll succeed on a Level 6 programme.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

Industry Practice (60 credits)

Professional and Experimental Practice (30 credits)

Professional Context (30 credits)
Grove, E. (2009) Beginning Filmmaking: 100 Easy Steps from Script to Screen

Gregory, G. (2007) Careers in Media and Film: The Essential Guide

Hark, I. (2002) Exhibition: The Film Reader

Thurlow, C. (2008) Making Short Films: The Complete Guide from Script to Screen
Assessment is carried out through a series of practical projects approximately every eight weeks, using industry standards to assess how your professionalism is developing.

There is no formal exam, but there are deadlines which you have to meet, come what may, just like the industry!
You can secure a career in any of the recognised Film & TV production roles, and like our past students could find yourself working on:

• James Bond 007 (Skyfall, Quantam, Spectre)
• Harry Potter
• Shameless
• Downton Abbey
• Peaky Blinders
• This is England ‘90
• Maleficent
• Foyle’s War
• Thor
• Captain America
• Last Tango in Halifax
• Happy Valley
• And many more…

You’ll also benefit from our growing Manchester Film School Alumni network where past students offer work and placement opportunities to current students.

There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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You’re expected to contribute £170-200 towards educational visits, and they pay 25-30% of production costs (set building, props, actors etc)

There is no compulsory equipment apart from a camera phone.

A laptop is advisable but not essential.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.

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