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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Filmmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £90

Optional Estimate: £1180

How are these costs calculated?

Students often choose to buy a laptop in their first year however there are PCs and Mac desktop sin on campus. There are editing suites open Monday-Friday and a number of Macs in the library that can be used for editing 7 days a week. It is recommended that all students have their own external hard drives and are responsible for managing their files.

Placement Costs

Optional Estimate: £900

How are these costs calculated?

There are a number of field trips open to each cohort, these include national and international field trips.

Professional Costs

Optional Estimate: £150

How are these costs calculated?

We recommend filmmaking students to set up their own vimeo channels and subscribe to relevant forums. A DBS check may be required for some locations.

Other Costs

Optional Estimate: £600

How are these costs calculated?

Some students choose to go on international exchanges (worldwide) or Erasmus. This would involve flight costs/travel/subsistence and an application for grants. Filmmakers can also require additional costs particularly for their graduation films or if they choose to work with specific material or analogue formats (film and process costs). We encourage students to develop crowdfunding platforms. where feasible. 3rd year students are encouraged to develop their online portfolios with a website also.


Manchester Campus


Manchester School of Art

Filmmaking is an exciting practice based course that enables you to express your ideas and stories through a variety of principles, processes, activities and projects that help you to explore, refine and redefine your understanding of filmmaking as a creative practice.

The staff team are practising filmmakers who specialise in drama, documentary and artist film and connect their research interests and professional networks through the course curriculum. Professionalising practice is a key ethos running alongside our bedrock of creativity and exploration as we provide opportunities for students to benefit from visiting speakers and workshops by professionals from different areas of the film and moving image world and encourage students to develop their practice through engaging with external opportunities and film festivals.

Find out more about this course, staff and facilities and view student films at

Your career prospects after the course

Graduates of this course can go on to study the MA in Filmmaking and/or be founders of independent production companies, directors, editors, cinematographers, sound designers, producers, scriptwriters, production designers, and artists and documentary filmmakers.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

We will interview you as part of your application.

We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

112 UCAS Tariff Points from Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3

International Baccalaureate points


IELTS score required for international students

6.0 with no element below 5.5

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

Additional Requirements

Showreel and interview

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