The University has an international reputation in the film business. Graduates have worked on Oscar-winning productions, BBC documentaries and dramas, and for major studios such as Dreamworks.
This course is no longer receiving applications for 2018 for UK and EU applicants, due to high demand. You might be interested in our BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production and BA (Hons) Creative Writing courses, which are still accepting applications.
What you'll study
As one of the few courses in the UK with full membership status for CILECT, as well as the Skillset Accreditation, BA (Hons) Film Production gives you practical experience of the many aspects of filmmaking alongside historical and conceptual knowledge that accentuates the importance of research. You will learn the skills needed to take on key creative and production roles in both live action drama productions and documentaries.
You can download the full programme specification here.
Extended four-year study option
Our extended four-year pathway includes an initial introductory year for students who have potential but may benefit from extra skills, experience and knowledge. You can read more here.
Studying at AUB
What students are doing
Looking to find out more about what goes on on the course? You can browse our gallery of student work and take a look at some of the projects that current students have been working on.
Students studying this course achieve great things and have won prestigious and high profile awards, such as:
- 21st Madrid Experimental Cinema Week – The Audience Award
- The Cambridge International Student Film Festival – Best Cinematography at Waterspite Festival
- Exposures Film Festival Manchester – Best Screenplay Award Nominee
- Kodak Student Commercial Awards – Third Place Overall
- New York City International Film Festival
Studios and Resources
As a film student at AUB you will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and well equipped studios.
We have professional filmmaking equipment for each part of the process, from pre-production to delivery of completed films.
Staff on the course
Our staff are industry professionals who are passionate about their craft. You will learn more about the latest developments in the industry from respected visiting tutors and specialists from our Industry Liaison Group. You can read more about their experience by browsing their staff profiles below.
PhD by Creative Practice, Filmmaking Diploma, PGDip in Journalism, MA History
Jonathan became Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Film Production course at AUB in April, 2017. He is also a filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Documentary. He recently completed a PhD by Creative Practice at the University of York. Prior to his film and academic career, Jonathan worked as a news journalist on a number of national newspaper titles.Full profile
What Graduates are doing
Graduates have gone on to work on such productions as Harry Potter, Gravity, Sherlock Holmes, and a host of BBC dramas. Other graduates are employed at companies such as Framestore, Dreamworks and King Rollo. You can read more about our alumni by browsing their profiles below.
Your Interview and Portfolio
If you meet our entry requirements, we’ll invite you for an interview and ask you to bring your portfolio with you. We will be particularly interested in how you have responded to a given brief, together with any self-initiated projects. We will expect to see contextual work, which can include a short five-minute film or showreel, or an extensive visual portfolio. You can download our portfolio guidelines for BA (Hons) Film Production to help you prepare.