Screen and Film School Brighton

Sitting at the very forefront of the filmmaking industry, Screen and Film School Brighton invites you to explore, excel, create, innovate, learn and to be you. They say to the new generation of filmmakers: this is your time. Be part of the movement.

Rated as a top 10 UK Film School, they have spent the last 15 years turning passionate filmmakers into industry professionals. Their bespoke combination of practical courses, high-tech facilities, industry placements, Masterclasses, live project briefs and site visits all help to kickstart the careers of their students into one of the most exciting and vibrant industries anywhere in the South East.

All across our region, productions have been kicked into high gear, finding new ways to adapt and evolve in today’s world. There has never been a better time to seize the growing career opportunities out there, and Screen and Film School puts it all at your fingertips.

Although the Film School is well-established in Brighton, they are forever evolving what they can offer passionate filmmakers. For that reason, they have lots of exciting news to share as we enter 2022. There has never been a better time to study there, as all of the following announcements illustrate:

Brighton Film Studios

Screen and Film School Brighton’s brand-new studio facility is a mecca for young filmmakers. This 11,000 sq ft space is comprised of two large film sets, a Mac edit suite, green room, make-up and costume facilities as well as a production meeting room and two floors of storage for our industry standard kit. Situated just outside the city centre in Bevendean, Brighton Film Studios is one of the only film lots of its kind on the South Coast.

Two new degree courses for 2022 entry

Screen and Film School Brighton are diversifying their higher education course offering this year, with the addition of two brand-new, industry led courses – BA (Hons) Production Design for Screen & Film and BA (Hons) Hair and Make-up for Screen & Film – which will run alongside their current degree-level courses in Filmmaking and Film Business & Production.   

Their flagship degree course, BA (Hons) Filmmaking, is recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries. 

MA Screen and Film Production

For graduates and industry professionals looking to take their filmmaking career to the next level, Screen and Film School Brighton offer a Masters degree, which enables postgraduates to continue their professional development within an area of specialism via mentorship from established film industry experts. 

Opportunities exist to collaborate with practitioners from other arts disciplines to enhance and inform your practice, through partnerships with the BIMM Institute and the Institute for Contemporary Theatre, both of which are also located in the heart of Brighton. 

Whether you want to write, direct, produce, shoot or edit you will be able to develop micro-projects, such as trailers and pitches to gain insight into your research project and its outcomes. 

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Filmmaking

For school leavers looking for an entry point into a film industry career, Screen and Film School Brighton offer a 2-year, industry-led level-3 Diploma, which provides students with an opportunity to explore all stages of practical filmmaking, including production and post-production skills as well as film studies and project development. 

Over the two years of practical and theoretical study, students will gain a fundamental understanding of the way the film and screen industry operates and will be guided by specialist tutors and prominent industry professionals to help steer them towards their future study or career goals. 

College Principal at Screen and Film School Brighton Itziar Leighton has this to say as they prepare to enter the New Year:

“Screen and Film School Brighton is bigger and better than ever before. Having trained and supported the next generation of filmmakers and creatives for the last 15 years, we are proud of our four unique locations across Brighton, each one with its own vibe, allowing students to experience facilities that meet their needs and wishes. 

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new film studios – Brighton Film Studios – an 11,000 square-foot space which is wholly dedicated to the craft of film making, with outstanding film sets, equipment, and facilities. A building worthy of bright ideas and high ambition, ensuring students meet their full potential and beyond. 

We look forward to welcoming students to a truly unique, fun and inspiring city by the sea. The creative community, beach life, bars, restaurants, vibrant nightlife, inspiring locations, and some of the best arts festivals in the world.”

Calling all young filmmakers: by doing what you love, you can turn your creative ambitions into a reality. Apply now for courses beginning in September 2022 at Screen and Film School and start your dream career in film.

Like many universities, applications to study at Screen and Film School are made via UCAS. The deadline for on-time UCAS applications is January 26th for 2022 entry. If you would like to apply for a course or would simply like to know more, please visit

You can always come and see all of our brand-new facilities for yourself, at an in-person Open Day. Please contact our Admissions Team for further information on 01273 602070 or email

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