Taught course

Film Making

Kingston University · Fine Art

Entry requirements

We usually expect applicants to have:

  • a passion for film making;
  • a distinct and individual voice;
  • a second class degree or above in a humanities subject (film, media studies, languages, history, English etc) or in any other subject relating to the art and craft of film making.

Months of entry


Course content

This film making MA course will enable you to develop film production skills with digital equipment as well as knowledge of the theories of contemporary cinema. The focus is placed firmly on developing clear and simple storytelling techniques that go beyond arbitrary formal categorisations of drama, documentary or genre.

The course takes its inspiration from forms of cultural production that have challenged conformity, including the work of artists, musicians, painters and performers, and the movements of Italian neo-realism and the cinemas of Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East.

You'll be encouraged to synthesise your personal experience, critical knowledge and craft skills to express yourself through moving pictures and be taught film making theory and practice together through practical workshops.

The course is informed by practice and research in neo-realist cinema, visual storytelling, participative documentary and underground cinema.

At the heart of the course is an emphasis on developing visual storytelling and vivid characters through script development.

You will be able to use high-definition 4K digital cinema cameras, DSLRs and Macs running Adobe Premier and Creative Cloud to apply classical and independent principles with contemporary technology. The course focuses on the collaborative nature of the film making process and sharing stories from communities outside the mainstream.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

08448 544973/+44 (0)20 3308 9930