Northern Film School

Welcome to one of the leading film schools in the UK. For years, Northern Film School has been where the next generation of filmmakers get their start, and try out new techniques and ideas that will re-shape the industry.

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Why study here?

We take film seriously here. You’ll gain a solid foundation in filmmaking from experienced creatives and technicians. You’ll find out how cinema’s most innovative filmmakers pushed the boundaries of the artform. You’ll meet collaborators and bring your ideas to the screen in professional facilities. And you’ll emerge with the connections and experience you need to compete for jobs in the Screen Industries.

The Northern Film School is one of the leading film schools in the UK, and was named one of the top 5 film schools in the world to watch by the Hollywood Reporter. Both colleagues and graduates are recognised for creative excellence in the industry, working on Oscar and BAFTA award winning productions.

Northern Film School Showreel

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Hone your skills with our range of undergraduate and postgraduate filmmaking degrees.
BA (Hons)


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BA (Hons) Filmmaking Student Alex talks about his experiences of the course.

BA (Hons) Filmmaking

BA (Hons) Filmmaking Student Samuel talks about his experiences of the course.

BA (Hons) Filmmaking
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your student experience

We offer the training and space for students to learn and explore ideas, and the networks to put those ideas and skills to the test on real films and projects. You’ll also have the support of our tutors, and access to placements and industry opportunities.


Our industry-standard facilities feature specialist equipment, including ARRI ALEXA cameras, and professional-grade sound recording equipment and lighting. You’ll have access to project planning spaces, a range of pre-and-post production facilities, guidance from teaching and support staff, and a Dolby Atmos-accredited cinema.

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Your teaching community

How do you capture the perfect shot? Bring out your character’s story? Make an audience feel the emotion of a scene? Our lecturers will help you discover how to bring your amazing ideas to life on the screen. You'll learn from Oscar nominated cinematographer Philip Robertson and expert composer and sound designer, Annabelle Pangborn. And that influence rubs off: many alumni have gone on to win awards of their own, and work on productions including Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.