Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Filmmaking (Directing Fiction)

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Media and Communications
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

The MA Filmmaking (Directing Fiction) is the premier place to develop your skills as a director, working on a range of projects from personal ‘essay’ films to large-scale shoots with professional actors and feature crew.

This Masters, a pathway of the MA Filmmaking, will enable you to gain a full understanding of how to collaborate on all stages of filmmaking, from scripting and pre-production through shoot, post-production and marketing/exhibition of your work. It will build your skills and confidence in expressing your unique vision and conveying it to your team.

What we offer

The programme is housed in a new purpose-built media facility equipped with state-of-the art teaching spaces including film and photography studios equipped with Arri lighting and Greenscreen, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Film Editing, Animation, Digital Special Effects, Pro Tools Audio Postproduction and Foley suites.

We have extensive production facilities and informal rehearsal and meeting spaces where you can discuss and collaborate with scriptwriters, actors, producers and your shoot team.

We also have established relations with casting directors, agents, production designers and other professionals who will both advise you and provide their skills to enhance your productions.

You work on at least one film per term in your specialist role, culminating in a major production towards the end of the degree. In addition to your specialist area, you attend classes in related disciplines such as Film Directing and Editing and collaborate with students across specialisations on film projects. This framework is designed to stimulate collaborative practice by providing you with a breadth of filmmaking knowledge combined with a high level of expertise in your chosen filmmaking discipline.

Expert guidance

Experienced tutors enhance the flow of your individual research, experimentation and artistic achievement. Guests such as Gillies Mackinonn (Above Suspicion; The Village), Asif Kapadia (The Warrior; Senna), Danny Boyle (Trainspotting; Slumdog Millionaire), Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham; Bhaji on the Beach), Stephen Frears (The Queen; Dirty Pretty Things), Sally Potter (Orlando; The Man Who Cried), Michael Winterbottom (Wonderland; 24 Hour Party People), and Alan Parker (Angel Heart; Mississipi Burning) have all provided expert guidance at Goldsmiths.

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.

Fees and funding

Please visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/ for details

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300