MA Filmmaking

London Film Academy

Program Description

MA Filmmaking

London Film Academy

Take your career in film and TV to the next level. If you have an undergraduate degree or experience in the world of film, this 18-month MA course will give you intensive, practical training in all aspects of filmmaking. This will ensure you’re equipped with the versatile and adaptable skills, qualifications and lifelong support needed to excel within this incredible industry.

Gain invaluable and unique experience through combining university-based learning with an intensive hands-on film school environment. You’ll be mentored by award-winning, practicing industry professionals in a variety of filmmaking roles. In addition, you’ll have access to the best kit, a network of experts to support you both during and after your time at LFA, and twice as much tutor contact time as a standard university MA course.

You can rest assured that there are no hidden costs and funding is available. This highly-respected course will give you everything you need to really make your name in the movie industry.

  • Full picture filmmaking
  • 18 months study time
  • Spring and Autumn intakes
  • Learn from practicing, award-winning TV and film industry professionals
  • Belong to a lifelong community of professionals
  • Leave with an extensive showreel
  • Choice of two progression routes to MA qualification via Anglia Ruskin University or University of Hertfordshire

Overview

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Intakes: Spring and Autumn each year
  • Hours: Year 1: 30 per week (plus additional hours, incl. evenings and weekends)

Our MA postgraduate course for filmmakers combines an intense programme that offers practical exposure to the varied crafts of filmmaking alongside an emphasis on background research and independent learning to supplement your understanding of the film industry. Once you complete a year of practical training at London Film Academy, you are required to complete additional modules at another educational institution by way of a progression agreement. You may continue your studies at either Anglia Ruskin University (for 6 months full time or 1 year part-time) or University of Hertfordshire (for 1 year) in order to achieve a Master of Arts degree.

This process provides far more industry-relevant experience than traditional MA courses, ensuring that you are equipped to work within the industry upon graduation. Our MA course is open to students who already have an undergraduate degree and can evidence sufficient experience in filmmaking. Potential students should consider the entry requirements before making an application.

LFA’s Filmmaking MA is a multi-disciplinary course and students are instructed in all key filmmaking roles including Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Producing, Sound, and Editing. Tutors are leading industry experts, giving relevant and appropriate guidance and explanation on their crafts. The first year is a highly demanding and intense programme with over 30 hours of teaching time per week.

As an MA course, students are expected to adapt quickly to the practical roles that they undertake and demonstrate their ability in filmmaking in a more advanced way than other students who participate in the course. There are typically 8 students to each tutor. Students are expected to adapt to the high-pressure environment of filmmaking and perform each crew role at least once across a large number of film productions.

WHY DO AN MA WITH LONDON FILM ACADEMY?

Unlike other film schools, all course materials and film budgets are included in your course fees. Using both Super 16mm and high-end digital cameras (such as the Arri Alexa or Sony F55) you get to create a broad range of projects and ensures that you leave LFA with an impressive showreel of work. You are supported throughout the course on career development. Tutors and staff meet with students regularly to guide and advise on their best chance of getting paid work within the film industry. Students are also asked to evidence their pursuit of any given subject through a mix of background reading, viewing films on set filmographies and making the most of online resources. LFA has an extensive film and book library to make the most of the additional research you are asked to undertake as an MA student.

Fees & Funding

To complete the MA Filmmaking you study for one year on the Filmmaking Diploma at London Film Academy followed by a further 6 months – 1 year at one of our partner universities to complete your Master of the Arts qualification. Progressing onto the MA enables you to complete your studies at a reduced rate and ensures you get the best of both worlds by experiencing a year of intensive in-house film production followed by a year of traditional university study.

  • Year 1:

LFA Filmmaking Diploma: £23,000. (UK/EU & Non-EU students).
There are no hidden costs and entry to a leading UK screenwriter's festival is included.

There is one partial scholarship available and a number of Bursary placements available per Filmmaking Diploma intake. These positions are given on merit and at LFA's discretion. Students from outside of the EU (requiring Tier 4 visa to study in the UK) are not eligible for LFA Bursaries, however, they are eligible for the partial scholarship. For further information please contact our Admissions Coordinator on +44 (0) 207 3867711 or email admissions@londonfilmacademy.com

  • Year 2:

University of Hertfordshire, MA Film and Television Production: check their website for up-to-date fee information
Anglia Ruskin University, MA Film and Television Production: check their website for up-to-date fee information

Please visit the Funding Your Studies section of our website for more information on a number of funding bodies you can apply to for financial assistance to support your education.

*Cost is subject to change. Please check the university pages for further details and the latest course fees.

Apply Now & Course Dates

To apply online please click on the course date below.

  • 7 May 2018 - 19 May 2019
    Course Fee: £23000
    Pioneers Award deadline: 01.02.2018
    Bursary deadline: 05.03.2018
    Final application deadline: 09.04.2018

  • 1 October 2018 - 13 September 2019
    Course Fee: £23000
    Bursary/ Partial Scholarship deadline: 01.08.2018
    Final application deadline: 01.09.2018
This school offers programs in:
  • English


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