The new BA (Hons) Contemporary Film Making in the Highlands and Islands is designed to allow you to produce creative films using the beautiful and diverse rural landscapes of Scotland.

Next start date
Aug/Sep 2024
Length of course
Full Time (4 Years) or Part Time (8 Years)
Mode of study
Full Time or Part Time
This course is available at Mareel, as well as other locations throughout the UHI network. You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures and tutorials, residential experiences and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors.
Entry requirements
3 Scottish Highers at grade C or above, one in a literary subject, eg English, History, Psychology, OR 2 A levels at grade C or above, one in a literary subject AND Standard Grade Credit level, National 5 IT at grade C or above, or equivalent. Relevant industry experience or understanding of the requirements of film making is also required. You will be required to attend an interview to assess your technical ability. Applicants with other qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
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The programme will give you the opportunity to collaborate with local communities, and arts and cultural industry experts to set up realistic industry links for your future career and employment.

You will study a mix of craft skills, editing and production, film studies, documentaries and cultural archiving and recording in an environment that promotes personal development and learning. You will also develop skills in small business planning and research while acquiring technical ability and hands-on, intensive experience.

Advanced entry to year two may be possible with a relevant HNC such as Creative Industries: Television, Creative Industries: Radio, Audio Visual Technology or Interactive Media, with a B in the graded unit.