This section is for students applying for our Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses - head to the course pages for Short Courses and Professional Courses.

Apply directly

If you are applying to us directly (for both undergraduate & postgraduate), you can click the button below to fill out the online application form. The application can be saved and returned to later if you need to get together your supporting documents.

Supporting documents:

  • 1-2 page personal statement explaining why you want to apply for the course, giving us an idea of the kind of films, genres, writers or directors that you have been inspired by
  • A scan of your Passport photo page
  • (Optional) Showreel of work - either a download link for a file sharing service (eg. Dropbox, SendSpace) or a link to your video online (eg. Vimeo, YouTube).
  • A scan of your Visa (if you require a visa to study in the UK)
  • IELTS English language certificate (if applicable, minimum score 6.0)

We will get back to you within 24 hours if application is made directly.

Apply through UCAS

If you are applying through UCAS you can find these courses faster using the UCAS course codes below:

Practical Filmmaking BA (Hons)
Institution code: C34
Course code: 0G78

Screenwriting BA (Hons)
Institution code: C34
Course code: 5N25

UCAS and showreels

We appreciate that many UCAS applicants may not be able to send us a dedicated filmmaking or screenwriting showreel to support your application, and that your experience may develop after you finalise your UCAS profile. You can send us supporting material either with a download link for a file sharing service like SendSpace or a link to your on a video-sharing service like Vimeo.

Queries or Questions

If you have any queries, please drop us an email at

Application Process

Once we have received your application it will be evaluated by the admissions department and a member of our team will be in touch with you. 

If you meet the minimum requirement for the course you are applying for, you will receive an email or a call inviting you to attend an interview at Central Film School. During the interview you will also have a private tour of the school as well as the opportunity to meet our tutors and/or current students. 

University of Gloucestershire

The Undergraduate courses in Practical Filmmaking and Screenwriting lead to an award from University of Gloucestershire. They are validated courses which means that Central Film School designed the course and is responsible for students' teaching, support and assessment. Following a rigorous process the University approved Central Film School to offer courses that lead to a University of Gloucestershire award; these courses have been carefully scrutinised by the University and validated, meaning that the University considers it to be equivalent in level and standards to similar awards offered by the University and at other higher education institutions in the UK.

The University is responsible for the standards and quality of your learning opportunities and making sure that your course meets the high standards of the University and the expectations of the higher education sector.

Your contact will be with Central Film School and they are responsible for your teaching and most aspects of your student experience.

For more information about the University of Gloucestershire, visit