Deadlines and Late Applications


We accept applications up to and including the deadlines via our online application system.
Complete applications submitted by the stipulated deadlines will normally be processed within eight weeks of the published processing start date. If your application is referred back to you, e.g. because it is incomplete, it may take longer than eight weeks for us to process it.
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.
To read about the application process, please go here.


Start in January 2021

Applications for January 2021 have now closed. 

Start in May 2021

Applications for May will open 9 November for UK applicants only and close: 26 Feb 2021

Please note that we are unable to accept any International applications for May 2021 due to demand.

The next available intake for International applications will be September 2021, with application deadlines being announced in due course.



Start in September 2021

Applications for 2021 will open early next year. To be notified when the next application intake opens, please sign up here. 


For MA Filmmaking 

We can sometimes accept late applications from UK/EU/EEA applicants where availability permits. 

When available, late applications will not be processed in the first instance. Instead, the focus will remain on applications submitted by the deadline with late applications only being considered to fill remaining places on the course (if required). An automated email to that effect will be sent to anyone submitted their application after the deadline.

For MA Screenwriting 

The decision as to whether or not late applications for the MA Screenwriting programme will be accepted and whether they will be accepted by all applicants or UK/EU/EEA applicants only will be made after all applications have been processed and it has been determined how many offers will be made across the two offer rounds. 


Key Notifications:

If you want to be notified when the next application intake opens, sign up here. 

For EU/EEA nationals, read more on International Applications for Filmmaking or Screenwriting here.

Coronavirus Statement from the School, can be read here.






 Page last updated: 09.10.2020