Course Overview


Designed for the film makers of the future, Short Film Making is an exciting and innovative industry orientated short film course, focused around contemporary short form storytelling, short film and short form digital content. There is a growing demand for short film and short form content within industry and this course is designed to meet that need. You will join an award winning creative community of film makers and receive exceptional support, enabling you to develop your own specialist film practice. Through industry placements you will develop a network of contacts and utilise multi-platform approaches to define you as a film maker and content creator.


  • Exciting and innovative industry orientated course
  • Centred on short form film and content creation
  • Develop an individual film practice and extensive film orientated skill-set
  • Define your identity as a film maker and content creator
  • Designed for those who want to work in the creative and film industries
  • Developed and delivered with award winning industry partner Rural Media
  • Excellent support from experienced industry specialists and content creators
  • Join a vibrant award winning short film community
Cutting Edge Short Film and Short Form Content:
Engage with exciting, cutting edge short film and short form digital content in telling stories across a range of publishing platforms, formats and devices. You will explore genres and approaches to short film and content creation, including narrative short film, serial web, interactive short film, motion graphics, physical and digital platforms, mobile content, commercial short form and storytelling through social media. Excellent support will enable you to pursue your own individual creative practice underpinned by detailed technical and production focused modules.
Designed around industry need:
Graduate employability is central to Short Film Making. The course has been uniquely developed and delivered with our industry partner Rural Media, an award winning creative media company with over 20 years of experience in storytelling through film and digital content.
You will receive excellent support from working film makers, directors, writers and producers in a live, creative media environment. You will engage with a range of essential industry placements; developing, producing and delivering short film and short form content within creative and commercial environments. From the time you start the course, you will be supported in developing a practice, professional network and professional identity as a film maker. Short Film Making is designed to equip and prepare you to meet the challenges and demand of working in the creative and film industries. 

A Dynamic Creative Community
You will join a vibrant and dynamic community of award winning contemporary film makers working on the cutting edge of short film and digital content. 
Small­­ class sizes enable us to develop an exciting peer community across the course and with a range of specialist professional film makers, creative practitioners and tutors. This high level of support is important in enabling students to develop their own specialist film practice and a creative network.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age 18
  • Successful portfolio interview
  • 80 UCAS Points New UCAS Tariff system for 2017 (equates to 200 UCAS points previous tariff) For more details on the new tariff system please visit
  • Mature Students with related experience
  • Applicants whose first language is not English - proof of IELTS overall score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all sections (reading, writing, listening & speaking)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning Opportunities - The college welcomes applications from students with prior learning and/or previous experience.  Further details on eligibility can be found on page 15 of our Admissions Policy.  Alternatively, please contact us at and we can advise you on the college’s and the University Awarding body requirements

Critical Studies

These studies are entirely focused around the students’ course area, providing a solid grounding in subject history and in critical ways of thinking about creative practice. The Critical Studies programme enables students to set their own work in a wider context, and also helps them develop a better understanding of how creative work can be interpreted and assessed. Click here for more details.


You will be ready to establish your own working practice across a range of film or production roles including: video production, film editing, cinematography, directing, lighting, camera operator, sound recordist, director of photography, script writer and producer.