If you want to be a creative storyteller producing audio-visual content including short and feature films, documentaries and TV series, our BA Film Production will give you the skills to succeed as a professional in the arts and media industries.
Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)
Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)
BA (single honours)
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)
W650 (if choosing Foundation Year)
Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)
Degree with Foundation Year
Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)
We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.
For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.
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 about our Contextual Offer scheme.
General entry requirements:
Why this course
Work on live briefs with industry partners, learning the technical and artistic abilities required to produce a professional portfolio tailored to your career goals.
Develop a thorough understanding of the UK film and screen industry through a combination of practical film production and the latest concepts behind today's visual media.
Build upon your creative ideas and grow your skills in producing audio-visual content ranging from ranging from short films to feature concepts.
This course will help set you up to enter roles in audio-visual and digital content production and post, as well as the wider arts and media industries including finance, sales and festivals.
You will produce a varied portfolio that outline the core competencies of film production including screenwriting, video and cinematography, post-production and more.
You will make use of our new state-of-the-art studios, technologies and equipment.
Course and Module Details
Led by staff with an international reputation in filmmaking and critical industry practice, our BA Film Production is a course by professionals, for future professionals.
This course plunges you into creative filmmaking from day one, pushing you to find your creative voice through a deep immersion in practical work, backed up by the artistic and critical traditions that have inspired the worlds most exciting filmmakers.
You’ll graduate from this course as a skilled, original creative practitioner, familiar with and well-prepared to join the buzzing film and wider cultural industries at large.
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.
Your studies will take place in the Sir David Bell Building; one of the newest buildings on campus which is home to state-of-the-art film, editing and studio facilities, including two purpose-built film studios and a cinema.
Roehampton’s beautiful parkland setting is perfect for your short films, yet our location also allows full immersion in the creative culture of the capital, with its film festivals, galleries, and world-class cinemas.
Our course is structured like real world productions or industry challenges allowing you to explore everything from fiction to documentary, from alternative cinema to digital distribution. You’ll collaborate creatively with a close-knit cohort of students, developing specialisms in directing, writing, producing, cinematography, editing and sound work, while extending your understanding of film history, concepts and industry best-practice.
As part of the School of Arts and Digital Industries, 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.
You’ll emerge with a strong foundation in film, TV and wider media careers, both as creators and as team players ready to integrate into our fruitful cultural industries.
Course subject to validation
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.
- Solo Filmmaking Portfolio
- Production 1 - Documentary
- Production 2 - Drama
- Contexts of Film Practice
- Cross-disciplinary Module
- Professional Module
- Production 3 - Documentary
- Production 4 - Drama
- Alternative and Guerilla Film Production
- Critical Debates for Filmmakers
- Cross-disciplinary Module
- Professional Module
- Final Graduation Project
- Creative Research Project
- Professional Solo Filmmaking
- Work Placement
- Professional Module
These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.
Find out more
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.
Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)
The following modules form the foundation year of this degree.
Tuition fees and funding
September 2023 entry tuition fees
Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.
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September 2023 funding
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.
You will graduate as a highly skilled creative with a solid understanding of the competencies and technologies needed to enter roles in audio-visual media production, development of content across a wide range of digital platforms and roles in post-production.
How to apply
You can now apply for any programme for any entry point in 2023.
- Home (UK) students – apply through UCAS (Roehampton UCAS institution code is R48)
- International students – apply using our direct application form.
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.
Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available in the FAQs section below.
Application process FAQs
How do I apply?
If you are applying to us for a full-time degree or extended degree programme, you will need to apply online through UCAS, or direct, depending on the start date of your course and your fee status. Please see tabs above. And don't hesitate to contact us at the same time. Either fill in an online enquiry form, or contact us at the details below!
This is the official applications service for the UK, and they will send your application details to each of the universities you have listed on your application.
When you register with UCAS, you will also receive a username and password so that you can access your application at a later date.
It is very important that you enter the correct institution code (for Roehampton this is R48) and course code for each choice. These can be found on the relevant course pages on our website.
Contact us directly if you have any questions.
What is Roehampton’s UCAS institution code?
The Roehampton UCAS institution code is R48.
What is a buzzword?
Your school, college or centre will give you a buzzword so you can link your application to them. You add this word to your application when you register to make an undergraduate application.
If you are applying independently, without a school or college, you do not need a buzzword.
What if I’m not at school/college?
If you are no longer at school or college you will need to apply to university as an independent applicant. When you register with UCAS they will give you a username and password so that you can complete your application whenever you like.
You will need to complete the online application, including your personal statement and will also need to supply a reference from someone who knows you well, and is able to write about why you are suitable for higher education.
It is very important that you enter the correct institution code (for Roehampton this is R48) and course code for each choice. These can be found on the relevant course pages.
Further guidelines can be found on the UCAS website.
Contact us directly if you have any other questions about applications.
Do I need to complete all of my online application at once?
No. UCAS will issue you with a username and password which you can use to log in whenever and wherever you want to work on your application.
There is no time limit from when you start your application to when you send it, as long as you complete it within the deadlines set by UCAS and your school.
How do I apply if I’m an international student?
If you are a international student, you can apply direct using our online application form.
Details of support we provide for international students, and useful information about the application process, are available on our international web pages.
Can I apply through UCAS more than once?
No, you can only send one UCAS application in each year’s application cycle, but this can include applications for up to five courses. Applying for more than one course will cost extra.
If you do not receive any offers from your initial UCAS application, you can make additional choices through UCAS Extra in the Spring term. You will be sent details of UCAS Extra if you are eligible.
When will I hear back about my application?
If you apply to university before the 25 January deadline you should have received decisions from each of the universities you apply to by 18 May 2023. In this case, you will need to make your replies about which to accept by 8 June 2023.
If you applied after the January deadline, or one or more of your universities hasn’t made a decision on your application by the end of May, other reply dates will apply – please do contact us to find out more.
Can I accept more than one offer?
You can accept two courses – one firm choice and one insurance choice.
If you meet the requirements of your firm choice, then you will be expected to take that place, so you need to be sure that the course you have accepted firmly is the one you want to do.
If you miss the grades for your firm choice and meet the requirements for your insurance choice you will be expected to take up that place.
If you meet the terms of your firm choice and ask to be released from this, you will be entered into Clearing and cannot go to your insurance choice.
How do I know what’s happening with my application?
Once you have applied through UCAS you will be able to follow the progress of each of your applications by using UCAS Track.
You can also contact us directly to find out the status of your application with us.
What are conditional and unconditional offers?
If you apply through UCAS and we make you an offer, we will ordinarily make you one of the following types of offer:
This offer requires you to meet particular academic or other conditions before you can join the course of study you have applied for. This could be a combination of grade, scores or subjects and will be outlined in the offer communication that you receive.
An unconditional offer has no conditions attached. Unconditional offers are often made to students who already have their achieved qualification grades and who are returning to education after a gap year or a period of time in work.
What happens if Roehampton is my firm choice and I don’t meet the conditions of my offer?
If Roehampton is your firm choice, and you have not met your conditions, please check UCAS track, we may be able to show some flexibility, although this is not guaranteed.
If you have missed the conditions of your firm choice, but met the conditions of your Insurance choice. Congratualtions, you will be studying at your Insurance choice. If you miss the conditions for both your firm and Insurance choice, then UCAS will automatically enter you into Clearing.
Make sure that you are prepared for results day and any decisions you may need/want to make. Check UCAS for more advice about what happens on results day.
If you would like any advice on this, please contact us directly and we can discuss your options.
Will my application be accepted after the January deadline?
If you are applying to university from the UK or European Union (EU), irrespective of your nationality, you must submit your UCAS application before the January deadline in order for it to be guaranteed equal consideration. The deadline for the 2023 cycle is Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 18:00.
We understand that there are many reasons why you may not be able to meet this deadline. With this in mind, Roehampton will still consider applications received after the January deadline, if there are places available on the course.
I am studying T Levels. Can I apply to Roehampton?
The University of Roehampton welcomes the introduction of T Levels and is delighted to confirm that we will be able to accept them across the majority of our programmes. Students will be able to apply using T Levels for both three year and four year undergraduate degrees. UCAS Tariff requirements for each programme, will be made available on programme webpages.
How to apply for a Higher National Qualification?
The application process for Higher National Qualifications is to apply through UCAS, in the same way as undergraduate degree programmes.
I have accepted an offer to study at Roehampton through UCAS. Can I change my mind?
Yes, if you accepted an offer of study at us or another University through UCAS, you have 14 days in which you can change your response, and you can do so by contacting UCAS.
I have accepted a place at another University but want to join Roehampton. What do I do?
If you want to change your mind, please do get in touch to discuss your options with us. Call us on 0208 392 3314.
What is Clearing and how can I apply?
If you first apply through UCAS after 30 June 2023, UCAS will not send your application to universities but will instead send you details about Clearing.
Clearing a service that is available between July and September to help people find places on higher education courses.
Does Roehampton offer financial support for undergraduates?
Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.
You can find more information on our financial support pages.
Do you offer student accommodation?
Yes, we have a wide range of on-campus and off-campus student residences. You will be guaranteed University accommodation if you are applying for September 2023 entry.
Find out more about our accommodation and accommodation guarantee here.
Do you provide additional support for care leavers?
Yes to find out more visit our care leavers webpage.
I am already studying at another university. How can I transfer to Roehampton?
We can support you to transfer to Roehampton from another university, into the relevant year of study. Find out more here.
Where can I find advice on applying to University?
UCAS offers a number of helpful articles on the process of applying to universities. You can also find advice and guidance from the Schools and Colleges Engagement Team here.
Validation and curriculum review
What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.
The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.
The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
Who Teaches Film Production?
Josh Appignanesi is an award-winning feature filmmaker and Programme Convenor of BA Film Production.Read More
Josh AppignanesiProgramme Convenor
Josh Appignanesi is a writer/director. Across his five feature films and many shorts, videos and commercials, he's worked with talent including John Malkovich, Tom Hiddleston, David Tennant, Claudia Jessie and Michelle Dockery, writers like Zadie Smith and John Berger, musicians like OMD and Orlando Weeks, and Turner-Prize winning artist Martin Creed.
His most recent feature was HUSBAND (In Competition, Edinburgh Film Festival 2022), before which his internationally released features included the surrealist psychothriller FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL premiering at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and THE NEW MAN, the acclaimed feature documentary, with Devorah Baum.
He also directed the award-winning comedy feature THE INFIDEL, starring Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Matt Lucas, Miranda Hart and Archie Panjabi, scripted by David Baddiel.
His debut feature was psychological drama SONG OF SONGS (BIFA nominated, In Competition Rotterdam/ Cannes/ACID), and he co-wrote Sarah Jessica Parker rom-com ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME.
A BAFTA and BIFA jury member, he sits and advises on various industry bodies, and has taught at London Film School, the Met Film School, Guardian Masterclasses, Film London and Roehampton University where he convenes the BA in Film Production.
Dr Deborah Jermyn
Dr Deborah Jermyn's teaching and research interests include gender, genre, audiences, and representation and inclusivity in the screen industries. She also acts as an advisor and selector to the Women Over Fifty Film Festival.Read More
Dr Deborah JermynReader
Dr Jermyn has presented her work to a range of international public, media, and academic audiences, from the BFI Southbank to the Melbourne Women in Film Festival.
She is an author and editor of 11 books engaging with popular film and media in varied ways, including analyses of real-crime TV, audience studies, the growth of reality television, and contemporary celebrity culture.
Many of her teaching and writing interests have focused on women filmmakers, including the books Nancy Meyers (2017) and Hollywood Transgressor: The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow (2003), with current projects examining the films of Gina Prince-Bythewood and Nicole Holofcener.
In recent years, she has been internationally recognised for her work on ageing/society/media which extends across both fiction and documentary film to encompass advertising, social media and digital platforms.
Dr Jermyn came to academia from a background in media publishing, press and publicity and, in addition to being part of the BA Film Production team, she is Deputy Research Degrees Convenor for the School of Arts and Digital Industries at Roehampton.
Read more about Deborah’s work at: https://pure.roehampton.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/deborah-jermyn
Dr Muriel Tinel-Temple
Dr Muriel Tinel-Temple's interests include first-person filmmaking, found footage and archive-based films, experimental cinema and artists’ moving image, video essays, and landscape representations.Read More
Dr Muriel Tinel-TempleLecturer
Dr Tinel-Temple was educated in France and has been teaching in UK universities for over a decade. She teaches courses about film and screen cultures focusing notably on independent, alternative and experimental practices.
She also encourages and supervises students in their individual and creative practice, using all type of formats, including audio-visual essays, music videos, video installations, and the innovative re-use of archival material.
An active researcher, she has published books on self-portrait in the moving-image, notably on early video works, and articles on the creative use of found footage and self-reflexive films.
Dr Tinel-Temple organises film-related events, with her first experience being for the Cannes Film Festival, where she supervised the promotion and distribution of short works by emerging filmmakers.
Since then, Dr Tinel-Temple has collaborated with LUX in London and Light Cone in Paris to curate programmes, and co-organised study days and screenings in 8mm and 16mm for Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image.
More recently, Dr Tinel-Temple organised UK premiere screenings of the work of Jacques Perconte and his Digital Landscapes.
Dr Karine Chevalier
Dr Karine Chevalier is a filmmaker and freelance journalist with experience in live performance and composing. She collaborates regularly with the Institut Français/Ciné Lumière.Read More
Dr Karine ChevalierSenior Lecturer
Dr Chevalier's main expertise lies in the field of French Cinema, Transnational Cinema, Visual Arts and Aesthetics, Francophone Postcolonial Studies, Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Creativity, as well as Filmmaking.
She has extensive experience in teaching low-budget filmmaking, film history and criticism, transcreation, transnational creative project and screenwriting at underground/postgraduate level.
Dr Chevalier holds a BA in Film Practice and Aesthetics, an MA in Research on the Imaginary and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature.
She has published two monographs on memory from both imaginative and cultural perspectives as well as numerous articles about cinema (Bertrand Bonello, Celine Sciamma, Chantal Akerman, Jean Gremillon, Georges Franju, Tony Gatliff, Orson Welles).
The main focus of her multidisciplinary approach as researcher and filmmaker is about the use and representation of Masks, minority voices and resistance in a transglobal world, gender performances, and the representation of violence and its link to the experience of resilience.
Other interests include the Arts, Intermediality, Broken Faces, Youth in Cinema, Cinema from Corsica, Iranian cinema, the Carnival and digital inclusiveness.
Alexandra Sage is a senior lecturer with extensive experience of working in the film and television industries as a sound recordist, sound editor, producer and director.Read More
Alexandra SageSenior Lecturer
Alexandra graduated with an MA in Film Production (Fiction) from the Northern School of Film Television, and prior to that worked for the Arts Council of England funding artists’ film and video and managing joint production schemes with broadcasters.
In addition, she has designed and managed accredited practical filmmaking courses for organisations including Four Corners Film and the BBC. Her first degree is an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.
Her skills cover all areas of independent production, with particular expertise in teaching documentary production and critical theory (particularly contemporary practice, experimental and hybrid forms), and sound design. She works closely with students to support group and solo work that has frequently received recognition in the form of awards, and public screenings at festivals and events.
Alexandra lectures on a wide range of BA Film Production modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is actively involved in the independent production scene regularly giving talks and appearing on panels at festivals, events and conferences.
She is currently in the post-production stage of an experimental semi-autobiographical documentary New York Stories, exploring the legacy of childhood, location and memory, set in 1960s Manhattan.
Mark Lever is a Technical Instructor on BA Film Production, with experience as Director of Photography and Film Editor in various film projects.Read More
Mark LeverTechnical Instructor
Hello, I'm Mark and I am a Technical Instructor on BA Film Production. I have always had a passion for filmmaking and have worked on various projects, including a fan-made episode of Doctor Who and a time travel short film called 'Extra Time.' As a seasoned professional in the field, I love sharing my experience with others. I specialise in teaching workshops on Cinema Cameras, Audio, Lighting, and Video Editing.
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