UK Students

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Central Film School welcomes students with all types of entry qualifications to our courses. Below you will find examples of the minimum qualifications we accept. If your course is not listed or you are classified as a mature student please contact us and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your options with you.

UK Entry requirements

For direct entry to our Undergraduate Degree programmes.

A level:

A minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade CC

 

T Level:

A minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade Pass

Scottish Advanced Higher (SQA)

Scottish Advance higher a minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade D, D 

Scottish Highers our equivalent of a minimum of 64 points would require a B,C,C

Welsh Joint Education Committee:

WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma (graded A* - E)  we would require Grade C,C

BTEC (RQF) 2016: 

Pearsons BTEC Level 3 National Diploma a minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade MM

Pearsons BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma a minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade MPP

 

BTEC (QCF) 2010: 

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) a minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade MM

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) a minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade MPP

 

City and Guilds:

City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) a minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade M

 

OCR:

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma a minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma a minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade MPP

 

RSL:

RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media a minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade M

RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners a minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Grade M

 

UAL:

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma we would require a Grade Pass

 

Access to HE Diploma:

A minimum of 64 points is equivalent to 15 Credits at Merit, 30 credits at Pass

International Baccalaureate:

A minimum of 64 points is equivalent to Higher Level 5,5 or  Standard 5,5,5,5 or a combination of Higher and standard for example H5,S5, S5

Access to HE Diploma:

A minimum of 64 points is equivalent to 15 Credits at Merit, 30 credits at Pass

We are aware that mature students may hold qualifications which are no longer available or where grading systems have changed. These qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis by our admissions team.

Practical Filmmakers:

Stories can be factual or fiction, we accept documentary, documentary-style as well as fictional pieces.

Your visual portfolio may include one or more of the following:

Screenwriters:

The art of writing take many forms, so while we like to see scripts, we are also happy for you to express yourself in other ways.

Your visual portfolio should include one or more of the following:

Are you ready to Tell Your Story?

Visual Portfolio Requirements:

We are looking for people who are passionate about filmmaking and storytelling.

We would like you to demonstrate your creativity and storytelling ability and give us an idea of your voice no matter what piece you choose to submit:

BA Practical Filmmaking

 

  • A showreel no longer than 10 minutes (uploaded to vimeo/youtube/personal website). For each piece you submit in your showreel you must state your role must appear in the credits
  • A short film,  3-5 minutes in length (uploaded to vimeo/youtube/personal website) Your name and role must appear in the credits
  • Storyboard or mood board (with accompanying 250 word synopsis)
  • Story told through Photography  (with accompanying 500 words)

BA Screenwriting 

  • A short script (a minimum of 3 pages)
  • A short story or creative writing piece
  • A storyboard or mood board with a short story (500 words)
  • A short film that you wrote or contributed to (uploaded to vimeo/youtube) Your name and role must appear in the credits

 

MA Filmmaking:

  • A showreel no longer than 10 minutes (uploaded to vimeo/youtube/personal website). For each piece you submit in your showreel you must state your role must appear in the credits
  • A short film,  3-5 minutes in length (uploaded to vimeo/youtube/personal website) Your name and role must appear in the credits

MA Screenwriting 

  • A short script (a minimum of 3 pages)
  • A short story or creative writing piece
  • A storyboard or mood board with a short story (500 words)
  • A short film that you wrote or contributed to (uploaded to vimeo/youtube) Your name and role must appear in the credits

 

videos

Where appropriate, give us some context for your visual portfolio, outlining why your submitted these particular pieces.

You can tell us this in a separate statement or include it in your personal statement, but be sure to highlight why this is the best of your work and a true representation of you.

MA

Visual Portfolio requirements:

We are looking for people who are passionate about filmmaking and storytelling.

If you have technical ability, demonstrate this through your showreel,or a scriptwriter, through your writing, but most importantly, we want to get an idea of your voice.

Visual Showreel requirements:

Screenwriters: