Taught course

Filmmaking

Institution
University of the West of Scotland · School of Creative and Cultural Industries
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Applicants require an 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

September

Course content

Our course is delivered from Film City Glasgow, the bespoke industry hub for twenty independent production companies and post-production facility houses. Film City Glasgow also boasts Scotland’s only Dolby sound mixing studio.

Our MA Filmmaking course will provide a stimulating, supportive and professional environment in which you can freely yet rigorously develop your unique individual voice. Throughout your course you will be mentored by leading film practitioners from around the world. This support includes our very own multi award-winning tutors, Professor Nick Higgins and Sam Firth.

Our distinctive course also boasts an international guest faculty programme, who complement our core tutors, support staff, and technical facilities, to ensure that from the moment they walk through the door, our students no longer feel as though they are “students”, but are already operating at the highest professional level, as creative collaborators in a context that replicates the conditions of the industry in which they intend to work. Previous guest tutors have included Oscar and BAFTA winners.

Students completing the MA will graduate with three short films (including both documentary and fiction) to add to their portfolio, having been through a process that provides space for both creative experimentation and professional rigour.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements on the course page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Nick Higgins & Sam Firth
Email
ask@uws.ac.uk
Phone
0800 027 1000 (UK) / +44 (0)141 849 4101 (R.O.W)