Central Film School was established in 2008 to offer highly personal and practical teaching by working professionals.
Central Film School delivers relevant, practical training in a supportive, collaborative and creative environment. Small and friendly, the school provides continuous access to tutors and has one of the highest student-equipment ratios of any school in the UK.
The school is a partner of the Bertha Foundation, a charitable organisation which champions forms of activism that bring about
change. In line with the foundation's goals, Central Film School aims to nurture talent and support content creation that can change things in our world, which is why we've introduced new MA courses in social impact documentary and directing fiction.
All of our tutors are working film industry professionals and include those at the forefront of new and emerging technologies.
One of the key teachings at the film school is that while technical proficiency in filmmaking is necessary, this cannot engage and entertain an audience without a genuine focus on story.
We want to develop students with a thorough and robust appreciation of original, visual storytelling - studying an 'idea generation' process to provoke fresh and innovative approaches to narrative.
The school admits a maximum of one hundred students across all programmes each year in order to keep class sizes intimate and friendly, to ensure maximum interaction with tutors, and to give great access to all our equipment and facilities.
Central Film School is now on the Office for Students Register of Approved Higher Education Providers in the UK. This enables us to have full privileges of Tier 4 sponsorship:
Student can apply for Government Loans
International students can work while they study with us - 20 hours per week during study periods and full time during holidays
They can extend Tier 4 visas within the UK
We can assess English language level - students don't have to do IELTS UKVI (we have a list of accepted proof of English language level)
Students studying at Level 7 (MA) and higher can bring dependents
being on the Office for students Register also enables to access public grants, such as government funding for teaching or research and maintain a licence to recruit international students (Tier 4 license).