Film Production

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

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.

Film Production
Entry Tariff

2023/24 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

September 2024 Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

September 2024 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 2023

Degree Type

BA (single honours)


These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full time) 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.

New for 2023: £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.



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

From day one, you'll dive into hands-on experiences that challenge you to discover your unique creative voice. This journey is complemented by a strong foundation in the artistic and critical traditions that have ignited the imaginations of the world's most captivating filmmakers.

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.

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.

You'll refine your skills in creating imaginative concepts and expand your proficiency in crafting diverse audio-visual content, spanning from concise shorts to ambitious feature concepts.

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

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.

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.

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How you'll be assessed

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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 real-world experience in Film Production.

Upcoming Events:

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

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 and in the development of content across a wide range of digital platforms and roles in post-production.

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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.

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

Tuition fees and funding

September 2023 entry tuition fees

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

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,000 £950

General entry requirements

UK students

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.

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