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Bournemouth Film School
With a history spanning over 50 years, Bournemouth Film School ™ (BFS) sits at the heart of AUB, setting the standard for turning creativity into careers.
By reflecting the collaborative nature of the film industry, where different disciplines come together to create amazing work, we’ve created an environment where students produce award-winning films and go on to become some of the industry’s biggest names.
Working in a unique environment
It takes many disciplines to make a film, and Bournemouth Film School™ is home to all of them. With 10 main programmes, we make up the largest film school outside of London.
- BA (Hons) Film Production
- BA (Hons) Animation Production
- BA (Hons) Dance
- BA (Hons) Visual Effects (VFX) for Film and Television
- BA (Hons) Acting
- BA (Hons) Costume
- BA (Hons) Performance Design and Film Costume
- BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance
- BA (Hons) Creative Writing
- BA (Hons) Events Management
Many film schools can offer the opportunity to specialise and form production teams, but we forge collaborations like no other. Bournemouth Film School productions don’t just contain the work of Film Production, Visual Effects and Animation students. With Costume and Performance Design, Make-up for Media and Performance, and a whole host of other creative courses on the same campus, a full complement of the creative industries makes for a truly unique filmmaking experience.
Create with great equipment
Nothing is more important to industry professionals than technical know-how and the ability to fit into a complex working environment. Renowned Cinematographer Oswald Morris OBE once said: “Bournemouth Film School graduates are able to walk onto a set or production and not trip over the wires.” And with industry-standard equipment used in every production, it’s not hard to see why.
Shooting on ARRI Alexa and SRII Super 16mm cameras, animating on Wacom Cintiq Workstation monitors and editing using a full Avid suite is the every day here, leaving BFS graduates ready for everyday in the industry.
Recognising that there’s more than great technology behind a great film, we teach animators how to draw first and animate second. Filmmakers are well practised in the art of shooting with traditional film, too.