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A destination of choice for the next generation of Film and TV makers.
This practice-based course offers you the unique opportunity to study film and television in the heart of London. We have a strong track-record of delivering high quality film and television courses that combine academic rigour with the professional and entrepreneurial skills required to jumpstart your career.
This course will provide you with the cutting-edge digital skills and experience film and television professionals require in an intensely competitive international industry. You will benefit from our connection to a plethora of production and post-production houses in London’s Soho and on our doorstep and enjoy regular visits and masterclasses from top industry professionals.
You will learn how to design and create original content across a wide range of genres from drama to documentary and experimental formats. The rapidly changing nature of moving image production will be rigorously explored through scholarly study and extensive hands on creative and technical practice.
You will have the opportunity to work on both individual and group projects over the three years, developing a set of highly transferable skills, enabling the creative expression of your ideas. You will have access to the latest developments in virtual production, green screen and, motion capture. You will also have opportunities to collaborate with students from other disciplines within the school of arts and creative industries such as sound and music and acting and performance.
In your first year you will acquire foundational skills in film and TV production as well as learning how to analyse how films and TV programmes are constructed. Having access to a range of bespoke masterclasses delivered by British Film Institute (BFI) staff members you will start building your professional network and your portfolio from your first year.
In your second year you will be able to specialise in Cinematography, Writing, Directing and Producing, or Editing and Post-Production. Employability is central to our delivery and work experience is embedded into the course in your second year.
In your final year you will further hone your skills. On completing the course, you will have transformed into a highly skilled and experienced professional and will graduate with an impressive portfolio to showcase your skills to employers.
A snapshot of our fantastic film students' projects
I've experimented with filmmaking in ways I never thought I would, and I can implement those newfound techniques in my freelance work. I want to make films that change the world and open people's eyes. It's all about reaching people.
Lewis Hancox, BA (Hons) Film Practice
Being so close to the media epicentre of London was a big part of the decision-making process. The British Film Institute and the artistic culture of the South Bank is just a short walk away from campus, which I thought would be a great way to complement my studies.
Nic Sanchez, BA (Hons) Film Practice
This course is accredited by ScreenSkills Select. ScreenSkills offers industry focused advice and quality control assurances for staff and students on filmmaking degrees; it offers 24-hour support for industry professionals, liaises with government, and it now delivers the BFI's Future Film Skills training.
This course is accredited by the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI), the professional body that represents excellence in film education and all of the major film schools and film courses in the UK and Ireland. This provides you with exciting opportunities to collaborate, share best practice and increased learning possibilities with film schools and universities, nationally and internationally. It provides a high-profile showcase for your work and an opportunity to be at the forefront of debate in film pedagogies, extending our influence in film education and helping our students to succeed.
During the course, you'll learn to analyse the way films are constructed, how to express yourself through creative media practice and perform specific roles in the film production workflow according to industry standard practices. You’ll work with state-of-the-art facilities on projects with high-definition cinematography, digital editing, and advanced post-production, whilst also learning how to write and pitch your own screenplays and film treatments. When you graduate, you should have a professional portfolio that meets the current demands of the industry.
Studying film and television practice in London puts you at the centre of the film and TV making business. You’ll leave the course with a portfolio of work and a showreel you can be proud of, confident in your knowledge and ready to take your first steps in a professional career in the film, television and media industries. This course is also excellent if you want to make a career change, or focus, enhance or update your current film, TV and media skills.
You could also apply for further study at postgraduate level. Some of our postgraduates have presented at the British Film Institute and we’ve seen our students win prizes at major festivals.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
Our teaching team have contacts with key production and post-production facilities and organise masterclasses with industry professionals.
Recent classes have featured: Mike Coles (Cinematographer), Victoria Thomas (Film Producer), Alasdair Baines (1st AC), Richard Turley (Writer/Director), Josh Buckingham (Commissioner at All4), Ola Aworetan (Gaffer), Mustapha Kseibati (Script Development Executive), Jude Winstanley (TV Line Producer), Rob Kraitt (Agent at Casarotto),Saima Ferdows (Assistant Producer),Helen Simmons (Feature Film Producer),
Nirpal Bhogal (Feature Film Director), Jasmin John (Assistant Editor), Hannah Williams (Casting Director), Rob Kraitt (Agent at Cassarotto), Mike Plante (Head of programming for short films at Sundance), Rich Warren (Festival Director – Encounters Short Film Festival), Mick Audsley (editor), Larry Sider (sound design), Bethan Jinkinson (Executive Editor, BBC), Lizzy Talbot (Intimacy Co-ordinator), Graham Sherrington (TV Director, Executive Producer), Rajesh Thind (Director, Writer, Producer). James Weddup (Head of BFI Network).
With our 'Final Film' module in 3rd year, and a specialism structure designed to develop specialist skills in Editing and Post-Production, Cinematography and Writing, Directing and Producing, LSBU's Film and TV Practice has employability at its heart, especially where such employability is understood as a commitment to new thinking and an enterprising spirit. That's why we're accredited by ScreenSkills.
National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI), the professional body that represents excellence in film education and all of major film schools and film courses in the UK and Ireland. http://nahemi.org/
BAFTA ALBERT - The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) albert education partnership brings the screen industries and university production courses together to provide students with an opportunity to learn about environmentally responsible working practices and their professional relevance, contributing to the transformation of the film and television industry. https://wearealbert.org/
We've invested heavily in our on-campus facilities to ensure that our students and commercial partners have access to leading-edge digital technologies and fit-for-purpose spaces for creative practice.
Your practical work will be supported by a team of Technical Tutors and will utilise our resources in Elephant Studios. Here, you will have access to 4K Digital Cinema Cameras, 4K Cinema and Film Studio, along with a range of HD cameras, photographic studios, field sound recording equipment and computer labs with high-spec computers supporting cutting-edge video and multimedia software.
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As an undergraduate Arts and Creative Industries student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will help you get the most out of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.
Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least once a semester for 20-30 minutes throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional meetings or support by email.
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
The course is not currently open to international students.
International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.
Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.
Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.
You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.
After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.
Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.
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For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.
Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.
London South Bank University (LSBU) Film Practice students have distinguished themselves at the Royal Television Society (RTS) London Student Television Awards 2021, winning two awards for best short film and best editing.
LSBU students from BA Film Practice and BA Journalism were involved in front of and behind the camera with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, a charity set up by the renowned footballer Rio Ferdinand to support young people to achieve their potential through sports, media and creative arts.