Normally you need one of the following
• an honours degree in an area of film and television production
• an honours degree in a related discipline, plus significant filmmaking practice
• significant media or cultural industry experience
We expect you to have a background in practical filmmaking either through a degree or through professional or independent practice. You need to submit project ideas with your application. We also expect you to provide evidence of preparation for the course, such as a showreel of films you have contributed to, a single film, production portfolio, scripts or treatments.
Selection is determined by
• the range of appropriate experience
• the quality of submissions and course preparation – particularly in the expression of ideas
• a flexible approach to learning
• interview in person, via Skype or telephone
• evidenced enthusiasm and interest in the course philosophy
If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
An IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.
Months of entry
This is a production based and industry focused course that enables you to pursue your own particular filmmaking interests, whether in documentary, fiction or experimental film. The course is focused on the individual and your project development, and is designed to help create the next generation of outstanding filmmakers. You gain the technical ability and creative confidence to plan and produce original, challenging and bold projects for independent cinema, television and galleries.
Information for international students
Please visit our website at https://www.shu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science
- +44 (0)114 225 5555