Central Film School

A Practical Education in Filmmaking

The Central Film School offers students a practical education in fictional narrative and documentary filmmaking. We aim to give independent voices the skills and knowledge needed to tell their stories through film. We train filmmakers and screenwriters to work in the industry as soon as they graduate, both in the UK and internationally.

practical education

Founded in 2008, Central Film School has provided students from all over the world with the tools needed to become professionals in the film industry.

Through our BA (Hons), MA and Short Courses, we give students a grounding in all aspects of filmmaking, including both fiction and factual disciplines. Our approach is practical, aided by our small class sizes, student-centred approach to teaching & learning, and the school’s ethos and community atmosphere. The school constantly develops its programmes, equipment and methodology to ensure students are familiar with the most up-to-date professional practices.

Our Values


Our commitment to you

The Central Film School commits to providing our students:

Fully Accredited Programmes

Central Film School London is listed on the Office for Students Register of approved higher education providers in England. This means that the School has met the Office for Students requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more.

For further information see www.officeforstudents.org.uk/the-register

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Central Film School are validated and recognised internationally – you can find our undergraduate degrees listed on UCAS. The School has a current Tier 4 license which allows for the recruitment of students from all over the world to study on its academic programmes. The School is also a member of Independent HE.


‘The School’s provision is managed and enhanced within a clear academic framework…The School has developed a comprehensive policy framework and a clear governance structure is evident.’ ‘Students were very positive about their experience at the School and the relevance of their programme to their chosen area of study and future work…..Students also praised the availability of staff and their promptness in responding to student queries.’

QAA Annual Monitoring Visit,
June 2019

industry links

Industry links, Partners and Alumni connections give you excellent access to Industry Networks

Central Film School has relationships with many major companies in the UK and international film and creative sectors.