Applicants should have: A minimum degree class of a high 2:1 or equivalent (including experience of film production at Bachelors level; and at least two modules related to film production) • Please note MA applicants must have experience of studying directing, producing, screenwriting or production design and MSc applicants must have experience of studying cinematography, editing or VFX. • To apply to programme, you must include in your application: A statement of 500 words outlining your individual creative and research agenda, and, a portfolio of your best creative work. (Perhaps an online video showreel, and/or a digital portfolio containing creative material relevant to your application.)
Months of entry
On this programme, students develop a practical and critical approach to the relationship between film production workflows, digital film technology, and creative practice. The programme seeks to develop students’ creative abilities to a high professional standard, preparing them for employment in increasingly dynamic film and media sectors, and to facilitate film projects that foreground the importance of practice-based research, expertise and experimentation.
The MA route allows students to refine a critical approach to creativity in areas such as writing, directing, and producing; the MSc focuses on creative technological agendas in areas such as cinematography, editing, and VFX.
From October to April, you will attend three core courses (Cinematography, Production Practice, Film Research Workshop) and choose four courses from the following options: Cinematography 2, Film Screenwriting, VFX, Directing Screen Performance, Sound Design and Editing. From May to September you will undertake a final project.
You will use digital camera equipment current in the industry, including RED, Canon C300 and Arri Alexa systems. Teaching takes place in brand new film production facilities in the Stockwell Street building, which includes studios, post-production suites, and a sound studio.
The course content is listed below. From the options, Cinematography 2 and VFX are compulsory for the MSc and Film Screenwriting and Directing Screen Performance are compulsory for the MA.
- Cinematography at Master's-Level (30 credits)
- Post Production (30 credits)
- Film Making (30 credits)
- Cinematic Exploration (30 credits)
- Project (60 credits)
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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