Course Introduction


Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker or screenwriter, BA Film is a single degree course with a variety of pathways that meets the interests and ambitions of diverse students united by a passion for film.

Why study BA Film at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex, we offer a unique degree experience in Film, not only because the course is designed to be flexible, accommodating very different kinds of film students, but also because it encourages, indeed requires, collaboration between students with different interests, skills and knowledge, which is great preparation for working professionally in the film industry. If you want to be part of a great community of people striving to be the best and to develop your passion for film, come to Middlesex.

After your first year, you can follow pathways in producing, directing, editing, sound, cinematography, art direction or scriptwriting, or you may prefer not to identify yourself closely with any of the pathways but rather use BA Film as a means of gaining an excellent all-round education in the theory and practice of film. In your final year you will choose your own final project, meaning you can write and direct your own film as part of the degree if you wish.

Course highlights

Our outstanding facilities allow you to familiarise yourself with equipment and learn a wide range of practical skills, from pre-production to post-production

All our staff work in the film industry – you will be taught by professional producers, directors and screenwriters with expertise in areas including experimental film-making, corporate film-making, drama and documentary

You will learn from guest speakers in the industry – past speakers include Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise, Doctor Who), Kim Longinotto (Divorce Iranian Style), Sean McAllister (A Syrian Love Story)

Our location, close to central London, is great place to start your career in film – you have access to cutting-edge equipment, great casting opportunities and a fantastic film-making network

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Year 1:

Screen Storytelling (30 credits) - Compulsory

Screen Aesthetics (30 credits) - Compulsory

Film Production Fundamentals 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

Film Production Fundamentals 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2:

Producing and Directing (60 credits) - Compulsory

Film Documentary (30 credits) - Optional

Film Craft (30 credits) - Optional

Screenwriting: The Short Film (30 credits) - Optional

Year 3:

Major Project (30 credits) - Compulsory

Film Ideology and Aesthetics (30 credits) - Compulsory

Film Entrepreneurship (30 credits) - Compulsory

Advanced Screenwriting (30 credits) - Optional

Advanced Craft Skills (30 credits) - Optional

Advanced Producing and Directing (30 credits) - Optional

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT): 72.0 -- With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- With at least 51 in all components