New film school training site to open in empty London Road offices

Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 11:09 am

Brighton Film School is opening a bespoke new premises complete with film set and screening room above Al Campo on London Road.

New premises Brighton Film SchoolThe premises will be open from 1 July, 2015, and the school hopes it will help boost its reputation as a world-class teaching institution.

It will be used by more than 500 full time and part time students a year after refurbishment is complete in September.

Andrew Green, Chief Executive of Brighton Film School said: “This is a proud moment and a significant investment in the future of the school for our students and the staff that work here.

“These premises will be a stunning new home for our wonderful film school – delivering world class education and training for those who wish to work in the film industry. “

Gary Barber, Head of Brighton Film School said: “This is an important development for not just us, but for Brighton and the UK film industry.

“The last three-plus years since we re-launched Brighton Film School have been an amazing journey and since we bought we have seen massive growth and development of new courses, more students and the development of a very high quality training school for the film industry.

“We were already recognised as one of the top film schools in the UK and now this takes us to the next level and we look forward to welcoming the next generation of filmmakers.”

The facility has 5,000 square feet of training space including a brand new film set with space for multiple rigs, a private cinema screening room, specialist film training rooms equipped with a full Mac suite, student learning lounge, art direction suite, outside space and an open reception area.

Work has begun immediately on the refurbishments, with the new cohort of Filmmaking HND, Set Design for Film and TV HND and Cinematography and Directing Diploma students set to start their studies there in September 2015.

As well as the regular teaching team, who all work in the British film industry, Brighton Film School welcomes guest lecturers from industry.

In the last 12 months they have received visits from Screenwriter David Scinto (Sexy Beast, Gangster No.1), Director Declan Lowney (Alpha Papa, Father Ted), Cinematographer Brian Tufano (Billy Elliot, Trainspotting), Producer Andrew MacDonald (Trainspotting, Last King of Scotland), Filmmaker Andrew Kotting (Ivul, In the Wake of DeadDad), Producer Michelle D’Acosta (Biggie and Tupac), Music Video Director W.I.Z (Oasis, Kings of Leon) and many others.

For more information or to apply for a course click here.

  1. Brian Cooper Reply

    This building has not been empty for 20 years! Up to last year it was used by a local church group and was hired out to many groups for many uses – before that it was used by the Co-op as the local Co-op hall. Please get your facts right – don’t want this site to be The Argus Mark 2…..

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