The VFS & Regent's University London Pathway Program

This cross-institutional agreement enables certain VFS graduates to obtain one year of academic credit in Regent's University’s Acting and World Theatre, Film, TV & Digital Media Production, or Screenwriting and Producing Bachelor programs. Additionally, current Regent's students can now enroll in an 8-month study abroad program in the VFS Acting for Film and Television program, or 6-month foreign study program in either the VFS Film Production, or the Writing for Film and Television program.

About The Program

What is the VFS & Regent's University London Pathway Program?

The VFS-Regent’s University London Pathway Program offers an intriguing educational opportunity to study in two international cities with thriving creative economies. VFS diploma graduates from Film Production, Writing for Film and Television, or Acting for Film and Television can go to London to continue their hands-on training and complete a BA. In addition, Regent’s students can enroll at VFS in the second year of their BA program and complete a 4 or 8-month period foreign study in the corresponding VFS program. 

About Regent's University London

Regent’s University London is London’s only independent, not-for-profit university, with a highly cosmopolitan community based in royal Regent’s Park and Marylebone. Our students study in a supportive, personal environment and go on to become global entrepreneurs and leaders. We are proud to welcome students of more than 140 nationalities.

Why should I take the VFS-Regent’s University London Pathway?

This is an accelerated degree pathway for VFS graduates - a tremendous opportunity for students to earn 2 world-class credentials in as few as 3 years when studying full-time in 2 leading film and television production centers. VFS diploma graduates from Film Production, Writing for Film and Television, or Acting for Film and Television can go to London to continue their hands-on training and complete a BA in one of the following Regent’s programs:

  • Film, TV & Digital Media Production
  • Screenwriting and Producing
  • Acting and World Theatre

VFS diplomas offer students advanced standing in Year 2 of Regent’s corresponding 3-year degree programs.

Regent’s University London Students

In addition, Regent’s students can enroll at VFS in the second year of their BA program and complete a 4-month period of foreign study in Film Production, or Writing for Film and Television, or an 8-month period of study in the Acting for Film and Television program.

Plan your Pathway

Select your VFS program

F.A.Q.

  • Acting for Film + Television
  • Film Production
  • Writing for Film + Television
  • BA (Hons) Film, TV & Digital Media Production
  • BA (Hons) Screenwriting & Producing
  • BA (Hons) Acting & World Theatre

Yes, alumni who have graduated from the programs listed above within two years will map seamlessly into the aforementioned programs at Regent’s University London. Regent’s will also review the education and work-experience qualifications of those who graduated more than five years ago to ascertain eligibility.  

VFS diploma graduates will receive 120 CATS credits, which is the equivalent to the first year of Regent’s degree programme (level 4 in the UK). In addition, Regent’s acknowledges that a VFS diploma graduate has already obtained the equivalent of a foundation year (level 3 in the UK).

  • Students should make an online application to study at Regent’s
  • Students should also send the following supporting documents to admit@regents.ac.uk:
    • Copies of your VFS Diploma and/or transcripts
    • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. high school)
    • One letter of academic reference from VFS
    • A 300-500 personal statement outlining the following:
      • Why you would like to continue your studies in your given subject on the VFS-Regent’s University London pathway
      • Why you would like to study in the UK
      • What career you hope to pursue after graduating from Regent’s and how our degree might help you achieve this ambition
    • A copy of your passport (photograph ID page)
    • Two recent passport-sized photographs (jpeg format)
    • For those students whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:
      • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
      • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
      • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
      • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.0 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
      • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
      • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
      • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
      • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Once you’ve submitted the documents outlined above, you can expect to receive an offer from Regent’s University London.

Students taking part in the VFS-Regent’s University London Pathway are subject to the following tuition discounts based on academic performance in their VFS diploma programs:

  • Distinction – VFS cumulative average 90-100% (15% discount)
  • Merit – VFS cumulative average 76-89% (10% discount)
  • Pass – VFS cumulative average 65-75% (5% discount)

Note: All listed fees are current as per 2017, and are subject to change each year.

 

Further information on tuition fees at VFS can be found at the following links:

 

Further information on undergraduate tuition fees at Regent’s University London can be found at the following links:

Regent’s University London do not charge application fees, however students must make the following advance deposit payments prior to enrolment:

  • UK/EU passport holders: £500
  • Non-EU passport holders: £4,000

Regent’s University London must have received your semester fees prior to the start of each semester.

VFS students should have passed their diplomas with at least a cumulative average of 65%. Regent’s University London would also like to see your high school transcripts (we typically expect you to have a GPA of at least 2.5 or equivalent). You will also need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

A Regent’s education is based on face-to-face teaching in small groups. Our students receive individual attention and a high level of one-to-one contact. Our student-staff ratio is low and we work hard to keep our classes at the optimum size for effective personal learning. On Film, Media & Performance programs, 12 students is the typical class size.

No, we are able to welcome all students who meet our entry requirements.

If you are not from the UK, the European Economic Area or Switzerland, then you will need a visa to study at Regent’s University London. Further information on the requirements and process can be found here: http://regents.ac.uk/study/international-students/visas-and-immigration/tier-4-general-student-visa/

Regent’s University London is London’s only independent, not-for-profit university, with a highly cosmopolitan community based in royal Regent’s Park and Marylebone. The main campus in Regent’s Park, set in 11 acres of secluded private garden, is in easy reach of all that this exciting European city has to offer. Our students study in a supportive, personal environment and go on to become global entrepreneurs and leaders. Regent’s is proud to welcome students of more than 140 nationalities. Students study in a supportive, personal environment and go on to enter the world of work as entrepreneurs and leaders who think and operate globally. Regent’s is small and intimate enough to feel like a home away from home, and we are proud to welcome students of more than 140 nationalities.

Regent’s offers a uniquely rounded approach to training for the creative industries. Whatever degree programme you choose, you learn about all aspects of the craft from Day One. Regent’s provides an intensive training that encompasses a broad range of skills. Actors learn about scriptwriting, directing and stage management. Scriptwriters learn to make films, and producers learn to write screenplays. Students will gain more than practical experience and multiple creative skills in their time at Regent’s – they develop invaluable skills in analytical thinking, communication, project management and presentation. Regent’s creates programmes in collaboration with industry experts, offering modules that develop students’ industry intelligence, provide real-world vocational skills and plenty of opportunity to put what ‘s studied into practice.