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University of Westminster, London: Business of Film

Institution University of Westminster, London View institution profile
Department School of Media and Communication
Telephone +44 (0)207 915 5511
Study type Taught


This course aims to equip students with essential knowledge and skills in the business of film and we are delivering it with the BFI (British Film Institute) as our industry partner.

It is a professional development programme for people whose career aspirations include supporting, financing and marketing good films. As well as people already involved in the film industry, the course is designed to support individuals from accounting, law, logistics and other fields, who want to enter the profession.

This postgraduate course delivered in the heart of London will appeal to film professionals looking to develop their knowledge as well as those aspiring to work in the industry, including people with backgrounds in business, finance or law.

Creating a sustainable career in the film business requires knowledge in areas such as finance, legal and marketing. Communication, networking and relationship building are also key to professional success in the film business. This course will support you to gain a comprehensive understanding of the industry through practical experiences and business challenges. Students will be involved in live industry projects, placements and marketing opportunities that will add to their understanding of how the film industry works.

The programme aims to prepare you for the challenges of the film business today, build your industry contacts, extend your entrepreneurial skills and develop greater commercial acumen. It aims to embrace creative individual problem-solving skills alongside necessary business and negotiation skills.

Students can also access guest speakers, networking events, industry contacts, mentoring and placement opportunities through our industry partner, the BFI. You will also have the chance to work in conjunction with Regent Street Cinema, gaining valuable experience on real-world film distribution projects.


The University of Westminster is a global university with London energy. You can be yourself at the university where individuality is encouraged, diversity is celebrated and anything is possible. With three campuses in the heart of capital  Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent and one in Harrow, you will gain practical skills and professional expertise for your future career, while being part of a supportive and vibrant community. Since 1838, we have been helping students from all backgrounds to achieve their potential and home to almost 19,000 students from 169 countries, among them over 4,000 postgraduate students.

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