Undergraduate BA (Hons)


Learn how to make films and develop practical skills and knowledge in directing, producing, cinematography, screenwriting, editing and post-production.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Develop your 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 the Electric Press in Leeds city centre. You’ll have access to a range of facilities including digital production equipment, production studios, professional level edit suites, production offices, screening facilities, a props store and film and script archive.

You’ll also have access to studios at the heart of the professional film and television production in Leeds. Several feature films and BBC television dramas were shot at Prime Studios.

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 documentary making to 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. Benefit from the school's 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. Leeds is at the heart of a boom in the northern film industry, as well as being the birthplace of film, 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, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses and 170 years of inspiring, challenging and innovative practices
  6. In the new Leeds School of Arts building you will have access to professional, industry standard filmmaking facilities, equipment and teaching spaces that will foster inter-disciplinary collaboration, creative talent and knowledge sharing


Accredited by

Northern Film School Showreel With its roots originating in the late 1970s in the Leeds Polytechnic Film Unit, the Northern School of Film and Television came into being in January 1990. Eventually simplifying its name to the Northern Film School and residing within the Leeds School of Arts at Leeds Beckett University, the Northern Film School offers filmmaking awards at BA (Hons), MA and PhD levels, attracting students from around the world.

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