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.

To find out more about the MA/MSc in Film Production visit our blog at http://blogs.gre.ac.uk/filmproduction.

From October to April, you will attend three core courses (Cinematography 1, 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.

Course content

Film Research Workshop (30 credits) Cinematography 1 (15 credits) Production Practice (15 credits) Major Project (60 credits).

Four options from:

Film Screenwriting - compulsory for MA (15 credits) Directing Screen Performance - compulsory for MA (15 credits) Cinematography 2 - compulsory for MSc (15 credits) VFX - compulsory for MSc (15 credits) Sound Design (15 credits) Editing (15 credits).

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have A good first degree. Applicants should include a link to an online video showreel, or a digital portfolio containing relevant material. In cases where film professionals wish to attend university to improve their skill set, we would consider five years of significant professional experience in the film industry as an Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

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Last updated February 11, 2019
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1 - 2 years
12,100 GBP
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