You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject as well as a level of practical experience from work in the arts or the media. You might also be considered for the programme if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
Months of entry
- MA in Filmmaking (Directing Fiction)
- MA in Filmmaking (Producing)
- MA in Filmmaking (Screen Documentary)
- MA in Filmmaking (Cinematography)
- MA in Filmmaking (Sound Recording & Design)
- MA in Filmmaking (Editing)
The pathways combine both fiction and documentary elements, and encompass a variety of new options such as script and project development, web drama, online content, and social activist filmmaking, alongside the more traditional media skills, to reflect the changing trends and diversity in the current media landscape.
If you're passionate about fashioning an exciting career as a filmmaker in an environment that promotes innovative filmmaking, this is the ideal degree for you. You'll benefit from:
- Industry-experienced and award-winning staff
- Small, focused specialist teaching groups and one-to-one tutorial time
- A creative, dynamic and outward-facing environment, where students work with a variety of other arts skills and with relevant critical theory
- An exciting new industry-spec building with studio and rehearsal spaces, and screening rooms
- Fully up-to-date camera, lighting and sound equipment, plus mixing desk and edit suites
As part of the programme you'll benefit from working on a number of film and DV image and sound exercises as you progress through the programme, building to three collaborative productions, the last being a substantive piece that will be considered for screening at BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) to an industry audience, and put forward to the festival and exhibition circuit.
Spend a year at Goldsmiths enjoying the uniquely stimulating atmosphere that our world-class creative university can offer you, as a path to amplify your individual abilities in the company of like-minded, talented peers from around the world.
Excellence in filmmaking
We are the only UK university to offer advanced skills training to film school standards, combined with the radical and critical approach that makes Media and Communications at Goldsmiths renowned as one of the UK's leading research departments in this field.
Building on the huge success of Goldsmiths alumnus filmmaker Steve McQueen and many others, we are a top UK destination for bright, original, forward-thinking and enterprising creatives in this sector.
We have enviable relations with the media industries. Our Olive Till Annual Debate has featured special guests such as Danny Boyle (Trainspotting; Slumdog Millionaire), Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham; Bhaji on the Beach), Stephen Frears (The Queen; Dirty Pretty Things), Michael Winterbottom (Wonderland; 24 Hour Party People), Alan Parker (Angel Heart; Mississippi Burning), Noel Clarke (Kidulthood), Paul Greengrass (The Bourne series; Captain Phillips), and the late Anthony Minghella (The English Patient). Producers have included Tim Bevan (Working Title Films), Tessa Ross (Channel Four) and Alison Owen (Ruby Films).
Information for international students
If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)20 7078 5300