Taught course


University of East London · School of Arts and Digital Industries - ADI

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a first or upper second class degree or equivalent in an arts, humanities or social science subject, or comparable professional or research experience (applicants with lower second class degrees will be considered, based on professional experience and interview).

Months of entry


Course content

Programme content

The MA in Filmaking offers an innovative programme for those interested in integrating the theory and practice of moving image at postgraduate level.

The programme fosters a community of independent filmmakers and artists working in a collaborative and nurturing environment. The course offers a diverse range of practice-led and theoretically informed modules. The wide range of cultural production covered includes: fiction, documentary, artists moving image, animation, the cinematic essay, experimental film and the avant-garde, and media activism.

The programme aims to familiarise students with debates in film studies concerning critical representation formats, reflexive and self-reflexive inquiry, aesthetics, and production determinants and systems. Students will gain knowledge of key issues to do with globalised and post-colonial film, media and art production and consumption, and the various ways in which meaning is produced in different genres and modes.

Central to the method of study is practical and theoretical innovation and experimentation in the fields of analysis, concept development, production, post-production, distribution and exhibition. The scope of research undertaken by students will reflect the diversity of approaches and contexts in which film/video and new screen media operate.

The MA draws upon the research and practice of a body of film, art and media practitioners, theorists and historians based in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at UEL.

Modules are underpinned by technical instruction in digital production and post-production provided by Apple Mac accredited instructors. There is also the opportunity to take 16mm film workshops.

Information for international students

Applications from overseas and EU students are welcome. Students whose first language is not English should normally have achieved a score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
0208 223 3333
0208 223 2978