Undergraduate BA (Hons)


Gain a thorough grounding in the craft and experience of filmmaking. You’ll become an independent thinker and graduate as a technically skilled and imaginative filmmaker.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Develop your storytelling skills through confident employment of creative and technical filmmaking skills in drama, documentary and experimental film production.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Study theory that will inform your practice and be guided by experienced tutors in a range of specialisms
  • Explore a number of filmmaking disciplines, including directing drama, experimental film and documentary, producing, cinematography, screenwriting, production design, editing and post-production, and location and post-production sound
  • Learn how to engage different audiences
  • Explore the responsibilities of your practice, discovering and developing who you are as a filmmaker
  • Study in our Northern Film School, rated one of the top five international film schools in the world to watch by the Hollywood Reporter

The Northern Film School is based at our new Leeds School of Arts building in Leeds city centre. You'll have access to a range of facilities including:

  • 220-seat cinema
  • Digital production equipment
  • Production studios
  • Dubbing and foley recording suites
  • Grading room
  • Professional-level edit suites
  • Production offices
  • Screening facilities
  • Props store
  • Film and script archive

All of our tutors are film practitioners, so you’ll benefit from a wide range of professional production experience. The team has a wealth of expertise from drama documentary, experimental filmmaking, screenwriting, postproduction, sound, producing, directing and cinematography. And includes staff who have worked on award-winning productions.

Our approach towards collaborative filmmaking ensures that you will be self-reliant, with the ability to work as part of a professional unit. 


Why study Filmmaking at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Accredited by ScreenSkills - devised in consultation with industry and education - ScreenSkills recognises courses within the UK that provide the most up-to-date and relevant industry skills and knowledge
  2. Close links to industry and the creative sector in the Yorkshire region, throughout the UK, and beyond
  3. Your tutors have extensive experience of working in the film industry, with most of them still being active filmmakers
  4. As well as being the birthplace of film, Leeds is home to the one of the UK's oldest cinemas and the city recently chosen by Channel 4 for its new national headquarters
  5. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north
  6. Access to professional, industry standard filmmaking facilities, equipment and teaching spaces In the new Leeds School of Arts building


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Northern Film School Showreel The Northern Film School offers filmmaking awards at BA (Hons), MA and PhD levels, attracting students from around the world.

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