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Westminster Film School / University of Westminster (WFS)

Westminster Film School / University of Westminster (WFS)

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Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
Westminster Film School / University of Westminster (WFS)
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
Westminster Film School / University of Westminster (WFS)
Year of Foundation:
1840
Year of Admission as CILECT Member:
1997
Year of Receiving a State Accreditation:
1970
Agency (-ies) Who Awarded the State Accreditation:
CNAA
Name of Director:
Peter Hort: Course Director, Film
Address :
Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP
Country:
United Kingdom
Website:

Mission & Strategy

This is one of the most highly respected undergraduate film and television courses in
the world, with an international reputation for its academic and practical teaching. The focus is on drama and documentary production, and film and television history and theory. Our students’ films are shown at festivals internationally, and include the 2012 Student Academy Award winning For Elsie, and the 2011 finalist The Miserables.

Our purpose-built studio facility has two sound stages, a set construction workshop, and extensive post-production facilities. The environment is both academic and practical, scholarly and creative, and all students study film history, criticism and aesthetics alongside their practical work. You will learn to collaborate creatively in areas such as writing, producing, cinematography, directing, production design, editing and sound.

We aim to develop thinking filmmakers who have something to say to, and about, the world. Recent work from notable alumni includes Anna Karenina and Godzilla (Seamus McGarvey, cinematographer), Senna (Asif Kapadia, director), Saving Mr Banks (Paul Trijbits, producer) and Skyfall (Neal Purvis, screenwriter).

The course receives substantial support from the industry and you will gain experience of working with professional actors and of negotiating with facilities houses, equipment hire companies and local authorities.

Financing

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Degree areas

Film BA (Bachelor of Arts (3 years), Full-Time)

Non-degree courses

Basic Short Courses
(for students with a high Institution diploma ONLY):
No
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with a B.A degree):
No
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with an M.A or M.F.A. degree):
No
Advanced Training of Professionals:
No

Student incentives

Staff

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Key teaching staff (Tenure Staff and/or Industry Professionals)

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Facilities, equipment & production

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Library & Film/DVD Archive:

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Example: 2*30 sq.m.

Camera Equipment:

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Example: 3*Canon EOS 6D, 5*ARRI D21

Editing Stations :

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Example: 2*AVID

Sound Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic

Visual Effects Stations:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Apple iMac

Production Design Equipment:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*20 sq.m.

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International research/creative/pedagogical collaboration

New research

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Past successful graduates

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