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 June 2021

Applications for June 2021 remain open for UK and EU applicants only, until the closing deadline of 26 Feburary 2021.

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

Start in September 2021

Due to unprecedented demand and an overwhelming number of applications received throughout 2020, we regret that we are unable to accept any new applications from International applicants for September 2021. The next available intake for International applicants will therefore be January 2022

We will continue to accept applications from UK and pre-settled and settled EU applicants for September 2021. Applications will open to these candidates only on Monday 25 January 2021 and will remain open until the noted deadline of 17 May 2021. Please note that due to expected demand, places may be limited and be subject to availability, therefore we recommend applying at your earliest convenience once applications open.

Start in January 2022

Applications for January 2022 are now open for International applicants in the first instance. International applicants can apply between Monday 25 January  2021 until Monday 4 October 2021. Please note that the closing deadline is subject to change, pending demand and availability of places. Please further note that applications will not be reviewed or processed until after the deadline.

Applications for January 2022 from UK and pre-settled and settled EU applicants will then open between Tuesday 12 July 2021 and Monday 4 October 2021.


Start in September 2021

Applications for September 2021 for all UK, EU, EEA and International applicants will open early next year, on 25 January 2021 until the noted deadline of 5 April 2021

To be notified about any future intakes, 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: 21.01.2020