Taught course


University of the West of Scotland · School of Creative and Cultural Industries

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum lower second) or equivalent. You will be required to submit a portfolio of relevant creative work (previous films or creative projects), a written statement (500-750 words), and attend an interview with the Course Leader either in person or via video conference.

Our course may in certain circumstances permit entry where specific professional or other experience is demonstrated and is deemed appropriate to the level.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MA Filmmaking course will provide a stimulating, supportive and professional environment in which you can freely yet rigorously develop your unique individual voice and equip you with the skills to transform dreams into cinematic realities.

The programme is designed to support those who wish to work professionally in the film industry either in fiction, documentary or experimental filmmaking, including immersive virtual reality productions.

You will make three films over the course of the year (a documentary, a fiction film, and then a graduation film in any genre). You will combine theory and production in these film practice modules, while also extending your knowledge and understanding of the context of filmmaking in two other classroom-based modules.

Teaching on this master's is undertaken by active and award-winning film practitioners. You will also have the opportunity to attend specialist industry events at the Glasgow Film Festival. Opportunities will also exist to learn from the professionals who work in Film City and, on occasion, for you to make use of the Film City facilities to complete post-production on your own films.

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

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