Application Process

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The selection process has been designed to enable us to select students who have a reasonable chance of successfully completing their course. This is normally judged by their achievements and their potential.

We start to process applications from the date published on our website. We normally process applications in the order they are received in and offers are made to successful applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

London Film School operates a three-stage selection process:

  1. Review I
  2. Review II
  3. Interview

Review I

During this stage, Academic Registry staff review an application to check that:

  • All relevant documents1 have been submitted, including education certificates, references and personal statement;

  • All relevant documents are available in English and that certified translations have been made available where required;

  • An appropriate portfolioof work (if applicable) has been submitted;

  • The English language requirements have been met.

Review II

During this stage, a member of the academic staff reviews an application to decide whether or not the applicant should be put forward for an interview.

The focus of this stage is to decide whether you have the potential to have a reasonable chance of successfully completing the course. This is normally based on previous academic achievements and evidence that supports an aptitude for the chosen subject. In some cases, relevant professional experience in film or related areas can substitute the requirement for proof of academic achievements.

The application will be reviewed with a focus on the selection criteria listed here:


If you have successfully progressed to this stage, you will be invited to an online interview where you will be interviewed by a single member of academic staff. The School may keep an audio recording of the interview. Recordings are stored securely and only available to Admissions staff and interviewers.

During the interview, the interviewer or interview panel will explore further the selection criteria with the applicant.

1 Document requirements may vary from UK/EU applicants to international applicants. Please refer to the website for the latest requirements.

2 Please note that Registry staff will not check the quality of the portfolio of work; this will be handled by academic staff at the next stage (Review II).