Taught course

Filmmaking and Media Arts

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Culture and Creative Arts
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. We also require:

  • Evidence of basic film-making/video production skills (e.g. show reel, evidence of previously completed production courses at introductory level or higher).
  • Complete the Film Making PGT - entry requirements form
  • At least one academic reference.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Masters in Filmmaking and Media Arts is designed to provide the necessary practical and critical skills required for current and ‘future’ screen-based production. At a time when new technologies continuously transform or shift the production and dissemination of film and new media arts, developing versatile skills and knowledge is ever more essential for those in filmmaking and media art practice. This programme crosses between practice and theory of film and new media arts, and provides an open space for experimentation, while advancing skills and creative practice. It is suitable for experimental filmmakers, media producers, new media artists, and those involved in theory and practice of moving image arts.

  • This programme allows you to work across a variety of platforms. Conducted by internationally recognised scholars and artists, you will learn and advance necessary skills and concepts in filmmaking and media arts.
  • Glasgow offers a vibrant context for filmmaking and media arts practice. Key cultural events include the Glasgow Film Festival and Glasgow International (a biennial international festival of contemporary art).

  • Recognising that the programme will attract a diverse range of creative individuals, we offer a variety of software and hardware options (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud, cameras, audio and lighting equipment)
  • The programme is taught in the Gilmorehill Halls which offers a Media Lab, its own cinema as well as a Media Archive which has more than 6,000 holdings, complementing the Library’s extensive collection of film, television and media art books.
  • The Gilmorehill Halls is home to the international journal Screen and hosts the journal’s annual conference every summer, attracting leading names in film and television studies from across the world. You will have the opportunity to participate in the conference as well as to engage with guest speakers from the academy throughout the year. 
  • The programme is partnered with the European Film Festival, which offers three fee waivers to selected student works per year.
  • In addition to the University of Glasgow Library and The Hunterian Museum, you will have access to other world class libraries and museums. The city is home to the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art as well as venues renowned for exhibitions of emerging and established screen-based artists such as Tramway and The Centre for Contemporary Art.

Find out more about core and optional courses.

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £8000
International students
Full-time fee: £17620

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
Azadeh.Emadi@glasgow.ac.uk