Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Independent Filmmaking

This course is designed to give students an industry focused education in the business and practice of modern independent filmmaking. The collaborative nature of modern filmmaking means that this is a course for students with aspirations as writer/directors, directors and producers who want to develop their skills for a long, successful career working in film or the film-related industries.

Entry requirements

The application process will require submission of a script or a detailed treatment for a moving image project (narrative short film, documentary, music video). Applicants will also submit a showreel of previous work and these resources will form the basis of an interview.

Course modules

Modules include: development; the philosophy of film; pre-production; film lab; transnational cinemas; creative project.

Assessment methods

Assessment tasks will be varied including scriptwriting, production folders and either a written practise based dissertation or film project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 12,495 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,495 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,495 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus Bath BA2 9BN South West

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01225 875875