Higher Education Statistics Agency recognises & approves the
as an accrediting body.
BKSTS Accreditation is included in the Key Information Set (KIS) for UK Higher Education courses.
Based at the world famous Pinewood Film Studios, The International Moving Image Society, and its predecessor, BKSTS - is a long established and respected professional body. It has an international professional membership employed in the craft, technical, operational and management grades of the moving image industries. As well as meetings, presentations, lectures, involvement with international conferences and special events, close links are forged and maintained with other like-minded organisations throughout the world. The Society also produces a number of publications and has an extensive archive. The Society has strong associations with many of the leading companies and organisations in the field.
IMIS is uniquely placed to assure, encourage and support industry relevance in moving image and media production courses. The Society offers a supportive, accreditation process for Higher Education courses longer than a year in length such as HND, degree and Masters programmes.
It provides an independent worthwhile and recognised kite mark and an assurance to students, staff, employers and parents of a course’s professional relevance. In addition course teams receive an independent consultation about their course, an independent report with possible advice and recommendations and a range of benefits to staff and students.
The Society offers approved course status to courses shorter than a year in length.
We also provide some easily accessible practical tangible benefits commensurate with what you might expect from a membership based professional body …… maintaining some contact and dialogue long after any initial application or accreditation visit has been completed.
the Course Accreditation scheme:-
Applying for our Accreditation or Approval is both affordable and easy to manage at course team level
This website outlines all you need to know about the Society's course accreditation and approval and includes downloadable information and application forms.