Taught course

Film

Institution
Edinburgh Napier University · Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in any degree subject. We look for applicants to have a background in their chosen specialism in order to be considered for the programme. Applicants are also required to submit a portfolio alongside their application.

Please make it clear in your application which of the five specialisms you are applying for: directing, producing, cinematography, editing or location sound recording and design.

Note on Portfolio

On your application form please include links to your film portfolio. As well as applicants whose BA or BSc is in film, we are also interested in graduates from related disciplines.

We may consider applications for producing without a portfolio provided you have a relevant background in arts administration, business or finance. We will not consider any other applications without a portfolio.

As we are recruiting in five different specialisms, the number of students we are able to take in each pathway will be limited due to the need to ensure a balance of expertise within the programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Prepare for a career in film and scripted drama on this ScreenSkills accredited course.

With emphasis on collaboration, this course has been designed to help you embark on a career as a professional fiction filmmaker in one of the following disciplines:

  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Location sound recording and design

Teaching is through a combination of collaborative shared modules and modules that focus on individual disciplines. The two core practice-based modules complement each other, concentrating on professional practice within the framework of the industry crew structure.

Coursework consists of a large number of practical exercises, workshops and short film projects that allow students to deepen their own technical, creative and professional filmmaking skills. The course also includes a degree of research in your chosen discipline, and a theoretical module on critical film study.

The year's work and study culminates in a major project module in which students continue to work collaboratively, in their chosen disciplines, on one or more short scripted dramas.

This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkills Select endorsement which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

The course is studied at the Screen Academy Scotland, a ScreenSkills recognised Film Academy.

Fees and funding

We have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions and Enquiries
Email
studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)333 900 6040