Film Production

Undergraduate Degree with Foundation Year Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Make a start as a creative storyteller producing audio-visual content including short and feature films, documentaries and TV series. Our course will give you the skills to succeed as a professional in the arts and media industries.

Film Production
Entry Tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)



W650 (if choosing Foundation Year)


3 years (full-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

4 years (full-time) if opting for Foundation Year entry

4-6 years (part-time)

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

BA (single honours)


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students  

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year  


This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you  

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

Study Abroad

This course has the option of studying abroad as part of your degree in your second semester of second year.

With Roehampton Abroad scholarships of up to £1,000 and Turing Scheme funding available, you could spend a semester at one of our partner universities across the globe, with destinations including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Find out more about where your degree could take you here.


Educational Partnership with BAFTA albert

You’ll have the opportunity to become an ‘albert grad’ and receive a professional certification in sustainable filmmaking. 

albert is the leading screen industry organisation for environmental sustainability, it is owned by BAFTA, and support the Film and TV industry to reduce environmental impacts of production and to create content that supports a vision for a sustainable future.   

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You will be immersed in the world of creative filmmaking right from the start.

At Roehampton, you'll refine your skills in:

  • identifying imaginative concepts 
  • developing crafting diverse audio-visual content
  • creating shorts to ambitious full features

You will delve deep into the fabric of the UK film and screen industry, navigating a dynamic blend of hands-on film production and cutting-edge theories underpinning contemporary visual media.


This course is taught by recognised, working industry professionals, whose productions include BIFA and BAFTA-nominated fiction and documentary films, in competition at top festivals (Tribeca, Edinburgh, London, Sheffield, and Cannes/ACID) and working on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Artem, distributed in over 120 territories.

Our tutors also publish innovative film books with BFI, Routledge and other leading publishers, and their writing appears regularly in The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Granta, and more.

Our strong industry links ensure students also benefit from visiting workshops and tutorials with top professionals in the global film industry such as Cannes-winning directors and Oscar-winning composers to commissioners and funders like Netflix and the BFI.

How you'll learn

Experience a dynamic, contemporary curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities. 

Working closely with your fellow students, you’ll master programming and problem-solving through: 

  • courses structured like real productions with industry challenges
  • collaborate creatively with a close-knit community of students,
  • developing specialisms in directing, writing, producing, cinematography, editing and sound work

You will collaborate on live projects alongside industry experts, mastering both the technical intricacies and artistic nuances necessary to curate a professional portfolio tailored precisely to your career aspirations.

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You’ll also have the opportunity to work alongside students from Dance, Digital Design and Journalism through creative cross-disciplinary modules to offer essential knowledge need to work in the cultural industries. 

With chances to visit international film festivals like Berlin and Tribeca (NYC) and credited work placements at a variety of media, film, TV and arts organisations, we produce students whose work connects with wide and diverse audiences.

How you'll be assessed

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Push yourself further with real-world assignments. 

You’ll be set authentic assessments, meaning that your projects, tasks and exercises will replicate the working world of film production, ensuring that you are fully prepared for life after graduation.

Between Years 2 and 3, you can also opt for a professional placement year, meaning you can apply for a placement and gain valuable career experience.

Our Students' Films

Every year, students on the BA Film Production course are invited to showcase their films at an annual graduation screening at the British Film Institute. From thought-provoking documentaries to imaginative narratives, our filmmakers showcase the talents they have learnt on this course as they bring their visions to life.

Career options

Your career journey starts here at Roehampton.

You will graduate as a highly skilled creative with a solid understanding of the competencies and technologies needed to enter roles such as:

  • Film Director
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Film Editor
  • Screenwriter
  • Production Designer
  • Sound Designer/Editor
  • Location Manager
  • Production Manager
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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes


If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,750 £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students, and for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

​General entry requirements

International students

Contextual offers

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements.

Find out more  

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