BIMM (The British and Irish Institute of Modern Music)

BFS is closely associated with BIMM, which has huge advantages. This allows our students to meet people studying in other fields, but it also gives them access to a range of musicians and bands, providing loads of opportunities to collaborate with them musically. In fact, one of the units in the first year of the Film Production undergraduate degree is to produce a music video working with BIMM students.


BRICTT (Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training)

Brighton Film School are also partnered with BRICTT, an industry-led performing arts school. Within the first month at BFS, students will produce micro shorts using BRICTT actors, giving them further opportunities to collaborate with artists.


University of Brighton

Our BA (Hons) Film Production and BA (Hons) Film Production top-up degrees are validated the University of Brighton. You will graduate with a degree from the university and can access a range of university services including the Student Union, libraries, accommodation and student support.

The University of Brighton is an inclusive community of 21,000 students and over 2,000 staff with campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne. Brighton holds a Silver rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework and is ranked in the top 25 percent of UK universities for research impact. Brighton validates university-level courses at a network of partner colleges in Sussex and beyond as part of a longstanding commitment to widening access.

University of Brighton partnerships


East Sussex College Group

East Sussex College Group is a large, Grade 2 GFE College based in East Sussex. Brighton Film School is a specialist provider delivering Filmmaking courses designed to give students the necessary skills to be successful in the Film Industry. The delivery and assessment of these programmes is managed by Brighton Film School, using policies and procedures developed and operated by ESCG. With the backing of ESCG, Brighton Film School can focus on delivering quality student provision.

Brighton Film School students are registered at East Sussex College Group and benefit from having access to the facilities at the college whilst attending classes at the Film School’s central Brighton location. ESCG benefits from having a large cohort of high achieving students and a progression route for their own Media students.

Pearson centre number: 65409

QN Number Full Qualification Title Qualification level
XN589 Creative Media Production (Moving Image) Level 4 HNC
XN595 Creative Media Production (Moving Image) Level 5 HND


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External Examiners Reports

Brighton Film School is committed to providing the very highest levels of training and education in filmmaking and digital moving image production. As part of this commitment, we recently welcomed an independent external examiner from the examinations board, Pearson, to assess academic standards at Brighton Film School.

The most recent visit was conducted on 12th May 2017 and the report was extremely positive:

Filmmaking examiners report