Develop as a critically-aware professional in this vital and fast moving global industry. You’ll work with 8mm, 16mm and industry-standard digital technologies, and debate the history, present and future of film to become fluent in the social, economic and political contexts, as well as the art, craft and business of cinematic storytelling.
|Course Duration||3 years|
Film at Falmouth has established itself as a centre of micro-budget feature and short ilmmaking where, as a student, you’ll have the opportunity to be an integral part of the crew on innovative productions. This has included features and shorts with partners such as BBC Films, iFeatures and Early Day in 2018.
- Build your industry connections through placement schemes, which include NBC Universal & Ridley Scott Associates, or working on professional, commercial briefs with our in-house, award-winning creative agency MAYN.
- Attend masterclasses from industry leaders, recently this has included directors Ben Wheatley, Alice Lowe and Lenny Abrahamson, producers Mary Burke and Emily Morgan, and VFX supervisor Frazer Churchill.
- Engage with our highly acclaimed in-house podcast, The Cinematologists, which is partnered with MUBI, Curzon and the BFI.
The School of Film & Television is a member of CILECT, the global association of the world's best film, television and animation schools. BA(Hons) Film is accredited by Creative Skillset, a mark of quality endorsed by industry professionals.
What our students do
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What our graduates do
Falmouth film graduates work in the development and production of feature films and television, with credits like Game of Thrones, the Star Wars franchise, Blade Runner 2049 and The Great British Bake Off. Our 16 years of alumni work in production at Warner Bros, Sony and Universal, and post-production at Envy, Technicolor, White House Post, Molinare and Evolution. They’ve also secured roles in production design at Lucasfilm, and in the camera department for shows screened on the Discovery Channel.
Our graduates’ work has been featured at world-class festivals, secured development from the BFI and BAFTA, and been published in titles like Total Film, The Telegraph, The Guardian and Little White Lies.
Student placements have included NBC/Universal Pictures Hothouse, Envy Academy, Sky, Cannes Film Festival, MTV, BBC and Channel 4. We’ve also produced a slate of feature films on our campus, including the multi-award-winning Wilderness (Doherty, 2017).
What you'll learn
Building on a range of approaches to cinema through viewing, discussion and analysis, you’ll direct your own learning through specialist pathways. Choose from specialisms like documentary, narrative or experimental short filmmaking, production, post-production editing, grade and sound design, and short and feature-length screenwriting.
Our Creative Skillset/Screenskills and CILECT accreditations are awarded to courses delivering the very best creative thinking, industry-relevant training, exceptional staff, facilities and partnerships.
Together we’ll develop your film knowledge by analysing a curated programme of screening, while nurturing your talents in all areas of short film making. You’ll have the chance to visit an international film festival - furthering your understanding of how the industry works, seeing the current trends in form, style, theme and narrative, and networking with experienced professionals through our career masterclass series. Take a look at our upcoming speakers
Production Cultures 1
Production Cultures 2
You'll build on your interests and passions by embarking on specialist pathways - focusing your learning and cinema knowledge in an environment that recognises and embraces the medium’s changing nature. These pathways include gender and representation, experimental film, short and feature film screenwriting, environmental cinema and all aspects of production and post-production. We also offer the opportunity to engage in placements at NBC/Universal Hot House programme.
Cinema of Experience
You’ll specialise further, embarking on your final-year major projects in crews and learning teams supported by a supervisor specialising in your chosen research and practice area. You’ll progress professionally as you enter international competitions and develop your academic work in terms of publication. You’ll also have the chance to take on placements with Ridley Scott Associates and Little White Lies.
The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
How you'll learn
From taking on live briefs with industry clients through our creative agency MAYN, to attending masterclasses with scholars and practitioners, you’ll learn to meet the needs of your chosen sector and mirror the film industry’s workflow and creative environments. You’ll learn from lecture and production series, our careers masterclass programme, final-year supervision scheme, workshops, tutorials, and self and peer evaluation.
Your third year is your chance to gain work experience and internships. We’ll encourage you to get involved in industry and academic opportunities and events.
How you'll spend your time
Timetabled teaching and learning activity
Guided independent study
How you'll be assessed
- Continuous assessment with no formal examinations.
- Visual, verbal and written assignments.
- Dissertation in your final year.
You’ll learn from an experienced team of writers and makers, including short and feature film directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, screenwriters, sound designers, and art directors. Our facilities team includes specialists in lighting, cinematography and post-production picture and sound editing.
Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every member shown here.
Dr Neil Fox
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Dr Anna Misiak
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Professor Chris Morris
Christopher Morris is a documentary filmmaker and professor of documentary practice. His work...
Angela is a senior lecturer on BA(Hons) Film and a printmaker specialising in woodcut...
Dr Nadine Boljkovac
Nadine Boljkovac (PhD, Cambridge) is a Senior Lecturer in Film at Falmouth University. She is a...
After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 1998 with and HND in Electrical and...
Dr Laura Canning
Laura Canning joined Falmouth University in 2014, having completed her PhD - which focused on...
Educated in British and North American universities, Mark was appointed lecturer in Cultural...
I joined the University in 1991 when I moved to Cornwall. My first role was to run the...
Brett studied film at St Helen's College and Truro College. Since graduating he has written and...
Simon is a producer based in Truro, Cornwall. He has produced three feature length films;...
I joined Falmouth University in September 2008 having moved from Swindon, I have over 40...
Working in digital and analogue mediums and hand-processing super8/16mm film Mark is...
Dr Jem Mackay
Dr Jem Mackay is a filmmaker/artist who has been exploring collaborative systems within creative...
Denzil is a lecturer in Film specialising in producing at the School of Film & Television at...
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, David graduated in Film at Falmouth University before moving to...
I graduated from the University of Hull in 2002 after taking a BA in Music Technology. Music...
Before I joined Falmouth University in January 2016 I had spent 20 years working in the British...
After graduating with a degree in History and Media from the University of Leeds, David started...
Dr Verena Von Eicken
Verena von Eicken is a lecturer at the School of Film & Television. She was awarded her PhD...
- 129-seat cinema, with Christie M Series 2.5k projection and 7.2 surround sound.
- Four large production studios:
- Production Studio 1: multipurpose studio equipped with three Sony HXC-FB80 studio cameras, chromatte grey screen and full lighting rig. Integral live gallery including 4-input Tricaster Ultra HD production system.
- Production Studio 2: multipurpose studio and support area for studio 1.
- Production Studio 3: multipurpose studio with lighting rig.
- Production Studio 5: Specialist green screen studio with infinity cove & 360 degree subject lighting rig. Access to Xsens motion capture kit and VR/AR/MR equipment.
- Nine Mac Pro edit suites with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite & Da Vinci Resolve.
- Two specialist grading suites featuring DaVinci Resolve and 4K preview screens.
- Two 28-seat ‘Post Hubs’ for post-production software training, equipped with dual screen Apple iMacs. Software available includes Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud, Da Vinci resolve and Pro Tools. Production management software is also available.
- 25-seat dubbing theatre with Avid S6 mixing desk and Pro Tools Ultimate.
- Three further post-production audio suites – all equipped with Pro Tools Ultimate.
- Foley/ADR suite with access to a wide range of mics, foley traps and props.
- All post-production suites network-linked to Avid NEXIS shared storage system for seamless access and integration of projects.
- Digital cameras (HD to 4K) including Arri Alexa, RED, Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, Panasonic, and Arri SR3 and Bolex 16mm film cameras. Odyssey 7Q+ External Recorders are also available.
- Wide range of hot and cold (LED) lighting equipment including systems by Arri, Dedo & Kino Flo alongside traditional blondes and red heads.
- Grip and gimbal systems available include Free-Fly Movi M5, Wally Dolly, Indie Dolly, PD1 Dolly, Koolertron Sliders, Glidecam 2000, Libec and Camcrane Jibs.
- Audio equipment includes Sound Devices 633 mixers, recorders and an extensive range of microphones.
- Four animation software studios containing powerful Dell Precision Workstations with Cintiq 24” & 27" pen displays. Software available includes Autodesk Maya (3D), TV Paint (2D) and Foundry Nuke Studio (VFX Compositing), alongside Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
- Dedicated stop-motion animation studio equipped with Canon EOS camera bodies, Nikon lenses, manfrotto grip and Dragonframe capture software.
How to apply
104 - 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications like A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma, or a Foundation Diploma.
We’ll also consider you based on your individual merit and potential. So get in touch if:
- You’re predicted points below our requirements
- You’re thinking about transferring from another institution
- You have other qualifications or professional experience
GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.
We also accept qualifications equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).
Apply via UCAS
Enter these codes at UCAS Apply and Track
- University code F33
- Course code W610
UK/EU applications: 15 January
Late applications will be considered if there are places available.
International fee payers can apply after the deadline. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.
Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive a Falmouth Applicant Portal login, where you’ll find more details about these requirements.
What we're looking for
We want someone who:
- Can identify what led them to apply.
- Understands film’s cultural and historical contexts.
- Can develop their potential in communication.
- Can self-motivate, work well in a team and never give up.
Fees, costs & funding
Tuition fees 2019-20
£9,250 - full-time UK/EU
£15,000 - full-time international
Typical course costs
- £50 - Recurring annual costs
- £50 - One off costs for the course duration (compulsory trips, final portfolios or shows, etc)
- £650 - Optional study visits and placements for the course duration
If you need to bring equipment or materials with you, these will be outlined in your Welcome Letter.
The figures above don't include accommodation and living costs
For information about funding available, please visit our undergraduate funding page