If you’re looking for where you can get theoritical and practical trainings in film production or developing your existing skills, you can enrol in any of these top rated film schools in the UK.
A film school is any educational institution dedicated to teaching aspects of filmmaking, including such subjects as film production, film theory, digital media production, and screenwriting.
Film history courses and hands-on technical training are usually incorporated into most film school curricula.
Here are Top 4 Film Schools in The UK
1. LONDON FILM SCHOOL
- Website: http://lfs.org.uk
- Location: 24 Shelton St, London
- Fees: The two-year film-making MA currently costs £9,047 ($13,5750) per term, or £54,282 ($82, 510) in all. There is a detailed breakdown of all fees on the website.
The London Film School (LFS) is a not-for-profit film school in London and is situated in a converted brewery in Covent Garden, London, close to a hub of the UK film industry based in Soho. The LFS was founded in 1956 by Gilmore Roberts as the London School of Film Technique in Brixton and later moved to Charlotte Street, becoming The London Film School under Principal Bob Dunbar. From 1971 to 2000 it was known as The London International Film School, and reverted to the name London Film School in 2001.
It offers MA degrees in Filmmaking, Screenwriting and, in partnership with the University of Exeter, a unique MA in International Film Business and a PhD in Film by Practice.
The school focuses on experienced film students, offering MA and even PhD courses, plus workshops, rather than undergraduate, part-time, or introductory studies. The courses don’t include anything for actors, but are immersive for would-be directors, producers, and writers. They generally run over one or two years.
There also workshops and summer courses, for which students can browse and book short-term accommodation at reasonable prices through the school’s website.
LFS has an extensive film library and also provides students with access to the London Metropolitan University Library. As part of its active support for sales of its students’ output to national and international broadcasters and distributors, the school shows its productions at a claimed 150+ film festivals across the world.
Well-known former alumni include Mike Leigh, director of Mr. Turner, Vera Drake, and Secrets and Lies, among others (he’s also the school’s chairman), and four-time Oscar nominee Michael Mann, who directed and produced Miami Vice, Heat, Ali, and The Last of the Mohicans.
2. MET FILM SCHOOL
- Website: http://www.metfilmschool.ac.uk
- Location: Bldg E Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, London
- Fees: These start at £300 ($460) for two-day introductory courses, then £15,750 ($23,950) for a typical three-year BA, and £17,500 ($26,700) for one-year postgraduate degrees.
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