How to Apply

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UK applicants need to apply through UCAS.

how to apply

All students who wish to be considered for a place on the BA (Hons) Content, Media and Film Production degree should apply via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

You can create a profile within 15 minutes and put ScreenSpace as one of your choices. A UCAS application requires applicants to complete a simple online form where they will have to supply the following information:

• Personal details
• A choice of 5 institutions that you wish to apply for
• Your education and employment history
• A personal statement
• A reference, and contact details for your reference

Once you submit your application, a member of the Admissions team will be in touch to arrange a brief interview. This can be done in person at Ealing Film Studios, where we are based, or over the phone.

Applicants will be assessed on their background, creative experience and passion for studying at ScreenSpace. Applicants are encouraged to research ScreenSpace and MetFilm School prior to applying.

If you are accepted at ScreenSpace, you will be given an offer via UCAS. It is then your responsibility to accept this offer at your preferred institution.

You can do so via UCAS as well. Once you confirm your place, ScreenSpace will send through communications on how you can prepare for your course, where to look for accommodation and what else to do before starting. There are a number of deadlines to submit your application by.

Below are the key dates:

  • 5th September – UCAS opens for 2019 Applications
  • 15th January – First deadline. We strongly recommend you submit your application by this date to be considered for the September 2019 intake.
  • 25th February – UCAS Extra Open If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you might be able to add another choice.
  • 30 June – Late Applications We keep a number of places available until this date.
  • 15 July Onwards – Clearing We occasionally have a few places available during Clearing due to student withdrawals. It is always worth getting in touch with our admissions team to find out more.

Contact our Admissions team
Tel: +44 20 8280 9119

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January 15. UCAS Application Deadline
This is the most important deadline for students to be aware of. If we have not received your application by this date, then your application will still be considered in the below options but we recommend you submit your application by this date. This is because the majority of our places are allocated at this point.

June 30. Late Application Deadline
We keep a number of places available until this deadline, please ensure you speak to an admissions manager prior to submitting your application to ensure you meet all our criteria.

July 15 Onwards. Clearing
We expect to have some places available during clearing due to student withdrawals. Get in touch with our admissions team to find out more.

To ensure your application process goes smoothly, we advise you to discuss your application with a member of the ScreenSpace Admissions Team who will be able to advise on all queries.

New full-time undergraduate Home and EU students

UK and EU students For UK and EU students, the total course fee is £27,750, which is £9,250 per year. Students who will be starting a course at ScreenSpace are able to apply for a full student loan to cover this cost of their fees.

UK students may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to cover the costs of study. For more information about student finance, read the Student Finance guide and the guide to how and when to apply.

For more information about student finance, visit Student Finance.

To apply online for student finance, visit the student finance website.

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EU students following the referendum

Following the EU Referendum, the current advice from The Student Loans Company (SLC) in England in relation to EU student funding is as follows:

EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the SLC, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from the SLC for students in England for which EU nationals are eligible. This includes loans to cover tuition fees (for those residents in the EEA for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those residents in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.

The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at the university from this August to study a course which attracts student support are unchanged.

The SLC will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way. EU nationals or their family members, who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/or loans by the SLC will then be eligible for the duration of their study on that course. These eligibility criteria set out that for students beginning study from this August, EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years in order to apply for a maintenance loan.

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students enrolling in the 2018/19 academic year will be eligible for the same funding and support as those in 2017/18. It has also been confirmed that students’ eligibility will continue throughout their course. For further information, please refer to the UK Government’s EU funding support page. International student funding and support.

Unfortunately, no funding, bursaries or scholarships are available for international students. Please also note that international students who require a visa to study are not eligible for this course.

Selection Process

Whilst we have some minimum academic requirements for students, academic ability is not the deciding factor for ScreenSpace in determining the students we recruit.

We are looking for specific skill sets such as the following:

  • A passion for content creation
  • Ability to present ideas and formulate creative solutions
  • Clarity of why the student wishes to study on the course
  • An understanding of the creative industries
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Once your application has been received it will be assessed against our academic criteria, and then your previous experience and personal statement. An Admissions Manager will also be responsible for looking after your application and your subsequent journey with ScreenSpace, up until you’re due to start. It is important to us that you feel supported through the process of applying.

If your application successfully meets our criteria, you will be invited to participate in a telephone or in-person interview. This will allow the Admissions Manager to ask you more about your reasons for applying, what you know about ScreenSpace and what your goals are. We also encourage you to participate in any of our free Discovery Days prior to applying, or after.

After the interview, you will be notified on whether you have been successful. Timings vary according to UCAS deadlines and periods which are busy. You will be notified via telephone, email and via UCAS itself.

For more information regarding our admissions policies, please review this document.

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Appeals Process

In selecting students, admissions staff aim to reach decisions which are fair and consistent in relation to the published entry criteria, the evidence the applicant presents of their academic and/or professional qualifications and which consider any specific skills or experiences which are essential or desirable for the course in question.

Applicants who may wish to appeal against an admissions decision should follow the below procedure:

  • An applicant must seek formal feedback from the admissions team before deciding whether or not he/she has grounds to appeal the admissions decision.
  • The applicant should then request an appeal form to fill in, detailing the nature of their appeal.
  • Appeals must be received within 20 working days following the provision of feedback from the admissions team member supervising the application.
  • An appeal should be submitted in writing to the Head of Admissions, ScreenSpace, Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, London W5 5EP, or by email to, stating clearly the grounds for appeal.
  • The Head of Admissions will screen each submission in the first instance to determine if there are sufficient grounds for appeal. If it is judged that there may be grounds for appeal, they will escalate the appeal to the Director of Admissions and Marketing.
  • If an appeal is to be heard and additional information is required, the applicant will be informed in writing and provided with an appropriate deadline by which to submit the information.
  • An Appeals Panel convened at ScreenSpace will consider appeals as appropriate. The Dean and Director of Admissions and Marketing will make a decision based on the evidence submitted.
  • The applicant will be informed in writing of the outcome of the appeal and given an explanation for the decision which has been reached.
  • The decision of the Appeals Panel is final and there is no further right of appeal.

If you need further information to aid your application please don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team by phone on +44 (0)20 8280 9119 or by email.

If English is not your first language, or if your previous education was not conducted fully in English, you will need to provide documented evidence of your English language competence to study a course with us.

ScreenSpace accepts the qualifications listed below as evidence of English language ability from students from the European Union. However, we request that students submit an IELTS score of 5.5 overall as preference. In addition, we will take into account studies previously undertaken in English, for example at IB, Foundation or undergraduate level. Please contact if in doubt.

The qualifications listed here are all considered, as well as each application on its own merit.

  • Cambridge PET
  • Cambridge FCE
  • Cambridge Advanced / Proficiency / Business Higher / Legal / Financial
  • ESOL Skills for Life Levels 1 & 2
  • BULATS Online (certificated version)
  • TOEFL IBT Test
  • PTE Academic
  • Trinity Level 1
  • Integrated Skills in English
  • French Baccalaureate
  • German Abitur
  • Lithuanian Brandos Atestatas
  • Norwegian Vitnemal
  • Polish Extended Matura

International students (non-EU/EEA) who require a VISA to study in the UK are not eligible to apply for ScreenSpace. However, MetFilm School courses are open to all students who meet the relevant language and admissions requirements; please do get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you on your application.

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