BA (Hons)Film Production

Course Overview

The University has an international reputation in the film business. Recent graduates have worked on Oscar-winning productions such as the ‘Hurt Locker’, BBC documentaries and dramas, and for major studios such as Dreamworks. AUB even has a branch of Framestore, Europe’s leading special effects company, on campus.

As one of the few courses in the UK with Skillset Accreditation and candidate member status for CILECT, Film Production gives you practical experience of the many aspects of filmmaking. You’ll learn the skills needed to take on key creative and production roles in both live action drama productions and documentaries.

Practical film skills for a wide range of productions

Creating any sort of film depends on a team of technically gifted individuals working together. You’ll discover the entire process of film production and the relationship between the various roles and stages including designing, editing, sound, cinematography, production and direction.

The course is designed to reflect the specialist departmental structure of the film industry and to prepare you for employment in a range of creative disciplines within the industry. At the beginning of Level 4 you will be introduced to the major specialist departments of the film industry: Cinematography, Directing, Editing/ Postproduction, Producing, Production Design and Sound. At Level 5 you will study two specialisms from Cinematography, Directing (fiction), Documentary, Editing/ Postproduction, Producing with Script, Production Design and Sound. By level 6 you can decide to specialise in one area for a named award.


  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Cinematography)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Directing)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Documentary)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Editing/Post-production)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Producing with Script)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Production Design)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Sound)


For 2015/16 entry we will be running an Extended 4 Year Study Option. For further details please see our Extended 4 Year Study Option page or go to our Course Outline page.

Study abroad

Looking to spend less than six months in the UK to learn Film? Take a look at our Study Abroad and Summer Courses.   This course is accredited by Creative Skillset.   Cilect logo We are pleased that the AUB has achieved Candidate Member Status for CILECT (The International Association of Film and TV Schools)

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