Application Process

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

The London Film School operates a three-stage selection process:

  1. Review I
  2. Review II
  3. Interview

Review I

During this stage, staff from Academic Registry 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 the applicant has the potential to have a reasonable chance at 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:


Applicants who have successfully progressed to this stage shall be invited to an online interview where they will be interviewed by a single member of staff.

During the interview, the interviewer or interview panel shall further explore 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).