Covid-19 FAQ

Important informaton regarding our approach to Covid 19 for applicants and students

On Campus Teaching

Our team have been busy making the campus as safe as possible for students and staff. We re-opened the campus on the 13th of July and have been holding classes and studio sessions onsite. We are still limiting the number of students on campus at any time.

We are adhering to the UK government guidelines, British Film guidelines and regulations and encouraging that hygiene standards be maintained.

Blended Learning

We are conscious of the fact that students choose to study at Central Film School because they are looking for a practical filmmaking experience alongside gaining a recognised qualification.

As a specialist film school we already operate programmes with small student groups and so we are currently able to have students on campus for the practical elements of their programmes as well as the seminar groups. While social distancing requirements remain in place we are planning to deliver the non-practical group sessions online through our virtual learning environment, Google Classroom

Applicants: Calculated Grades

At Central Film School, we will accept the grades you are awarded by the recognised awarding body/exam board and regardless of whether these grades are calculated or achieved by exam.  Our admissions decisions are based on the grades awarded as well as your portfolio and an interview where you discuss your portfolio and creative inspiration. We want to reassure you that you will not be disadvantaged by the changes that are happening to the way that grades are being calculated.

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty regarding how grades will be calculated this year, and there is official guidance for those awaiting grades in the UK here

Applicants: English Language Tests

If you were going to sit an English Language qualification and can no longer do so then we can arrange for an internal assessment for you, or you can sit a recognised online English Language test, including the IELTS Indicator.

If you have studied English Language at School or College, then please check our:

English Language Requirements

Country Specific Qualifications

Visa Requirements

Speak to Us

We are still available via email to and by telephone on 0207 377 6060

We are also using google hangouts, Zoom and Skype as a way for us to stay in touch. If you would like to speak with us then you can make a booking here