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BA (Hons) Filmmaking & Creative Technologies Course Overview BA (Hons) Filmmaking & Creative Technologies  Course Overview

This course is still open to new applications, even though the UCAS deadline has passed.

This filmmaking course prepares you to be part of a new generation of storytellers - a creative practitioner interested in what the industry can be, not just what it has been. Our rigorous and highly practical approach creates versatile professionals capable of crafting exceptional content for film, TV, online, theatre, concert and interactive audiences.

In your first year you learn a range of key production, scriptwriting, filmmaking, lighting, audio and digital desktop skills. These provide you with a base for further exploration and more advanced study in your second year when new skills are also introduced, including studio production, location shooting, motion capture and virtual production. Armed with this knowledge and experience, in your third year you chose three modules that enable you to explore, develop and advance your skills in areas and subjects that reflect your passions and aspirations.

You also have a large project module each year to explore ideas and implement your skills to produce and develop films from concept to completion. Each of your projects is guided by mentors to support you through creating the work, providing targeted support throughout the production process.

We’ve partnered with Blackmagic Design to allow you to use the latest software and hardware, and gain Da Vinci Resolve certification while you study.

What You Will


  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Student


    "The best aspect of the course is how versatile it is regarding the areas of filmmaking it covers. I’ve been able to pursue my passion for scriptwriting while developing my production management career path."

    Kerrie Mulhall - (Current Student)

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How You Will


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Productions
  • Group Work
    Group Work
  • Masterclass
  • Independent study
    Independent study

How You Will Be


You will be assessed through practical and written work. You have regular opportunities for project based learning where you work full-time and collaborate with other students, working in professional conditions to devise and deliver your own projects that grow in complexity as you progress. As well as your practical projects, you undertake a large scale research project which connects to your future career. At the end of each year, you create a portfolio to demonstrate your work.

Practical/written work ratio

70% practical work / 30% written assignments

Validated By:

Liverpool John Moores University

On successful completion of your award, our validating body Liverpool John Moores University will issue you with one certificate. The graduation ceremony for this programme will be arranged by LIPA.

What Our

Graduates Do

This is a new course - we expect graduates will be able to work in many roles from film and television maker to writer or video projection artist.
There are also an increasing number of opportunities in virtual and augmented reality media. Theatre and musical theatre increasingly use film and projection, as do music events. Our graduates are also likely to be in demand, where pop-up events or retail business want to engage with immersive events and use of public spaces.




UCAS tariff points required from level 3 qualifications

For example:

  • A Levels at grade C, C, and C or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: MMM  
  • BTEC Diploma: DD
  • UAL Extended Diploma: M
  • T Level: P (C+) 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Pass including 96 points from Higher Level subjects

You also need 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above including English and Maths or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): if you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.


IELTS or above

You need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). We also accept other English language examination equivalents. You can find out more about English Language requirements here 

You also need academic qualifications at the same level as UK applicants. You can find out more about qualifications from specific countries here

Mature applicants (aged 21+). If you do not hold the academic qualifications but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply.

Educational qualifications are important but limited in what they can tell us about you.

Your natural ability, your fit with what and how we teach, your growth and your potential are also key factors in our admission process. We can’t evaluate these solely on your educational achievements, so no matter which course you are applying for, we look for the following attributes on your application and at the interview stage.




Knowledge, Ability and Experience

We’d like to hear about your experience in at least two of the following areas: creating or editing films/videos; writing for performance; staging immersive or site-specific performances; coding; animation; projection in performance. Tell us about the roles you undertook in these projects and the type of equipment and software you used, if relevant.



Tell us about any relevant extra-curricular projects at school or college. Also let us know if you have volunteered or gained work experience at a local theatre, arts centre, music venue, festival, TV production company or digital agency. We understand that distance or cost may have made this difficult, so sometimes telling us how you’ve shown commitment and enterprise in gaining experience can be enough.


Ability To Work Effectively with Others

While you’re with us (and in your professional work) you’ll work with a range of people including students, teachers and industry professionals, so it’s essential that you can work well with others. We’d like to see that you can take direction and feedback well, listen to others and offer support and constructive feedback.


Broad Interest and Engagement

We look for evidence that you are curious about the world around you and want to engage with all aspects of the course you’re applying for and the wide range of opportunities we offer.



We’d like to know why you’re applying to us and how you think the course you’re applying for will help you to grow and achieve your career aspirations. We’d like to see that you understand your strengths and weaknesses and how we can support you.


A Spirit of Enterprise

We want you to be able to work on your own initiative and see that you’re interested in creating your own opportunities. You may have been involved in creative projects which weren’t part of your regular school/college curriculum, or if you haven’t had the chance to do this, you might have ideas and ambitions which you can tell us about.

  • "“This is the sort of forward-thinking course I would encourage for students wishing to acquire the skills necessary to realise their imagination on screen. The content addresses much of what we need to know in the industry right now to keep innovating in entertainment.”"

    Jon Driscoll
    Olivier Award-winning projection designer

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Course Changes

For information on possible changes to course information, please click here.

View the programme specification on the LJMU course catalogue here