MA / MSc Film Production

University of Greenwich

Program Description

MA / MSc Film Production

University of Greenwich

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

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 skillset, 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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    • English

    Last updated October 8, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Sept. 2017
    1 - 2 years
    Part time
    Full time
    12,100 GBP
    Start date Sept. 2017
    United Kingdom London, England
    Application deadline Request Info
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    Duration 1 - 2 years
    Price 12,100 GBP