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22 Masters Programs in Filmmaking

A master’s degree is the first level of graduate education after completion of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree. It offers further study into an academic topic of interest or training and education in pursuit of a certain professional career. What is a Master in Filmmaking? This degree is for aspiring filmmakers who wish to learn to create motion pictures. There are several learning… Read more

A master’s degree is the first level of graduate education after completion of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree. It offers further study into an academic topic of interest or training and education in pursuit of a certain professional career.

What is a Master in Filmmaking? This degree is for aspiring filmmakers who wish to learn to create motion pictures. There are several learning pathways usually available to students, which may include scriptwriting, directing, editing, producing, cinematography, documentaries, and sound recording and design. Research may be combined with applied training in use of studio or rehearsal space, camera, sound, and lighting equipment, sound and editing suites, and different media. Other possible coursework may involve screen narratives, visual storytelling, politics, social activism, the media industries, and media law and ethics.

Students in Master in Filmmaking programs can learn how to collaborate with each other, first and foremost, since filmmaking is often a team pursuit. Research skills are typically also refined, as well as project management and interpersonal communication abilities, which are applicable for all lines of work.

Program costs vary for a Master in Filmmaking, depending on the educational institution, the country where it is based, and the length of the program. Students can expect to spend at least one to three years to complete the degree.

Career possibilities for Master in Filmmaking graduates may include director, producer, cinematographer, screenwriter, or editor in the film and television industries. Other film production roles exist, such as sound designer, production designer, or visual effects designer. Graduates may wish to pursue independent filmmaking or seek opportunities within major broadcasting or film production companies. Careers in film archives, distribution, or curation are additional options.

Master in Filmmaking programs are available on university campuses and in online programs globally. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Barreira Arte + Diseño
Valencia, Spain

The Filmmaker Master for Cinema and New Media seeks to give a voice to one of the new audiovisual professions with the most future: the filmmaker is a creator capable of under ... +

The Filmmaker Master for Cinema and New Media seeks to give a voice to one of the new audiovisual professions with the most future: the filmmaker is a creator capable of undertaking work in the field of video clips, advertising, fiction, video art and documentaries . -
Master
Part-time
9 months
Spanish
Nov 2022
05 Nov 2022
Campus
 
Arts University Bournemouth
Poole, United Kingdom

MA Film practice is for talented and emerging filmmakers seeking to learn through making, to look beyond the short film, to define themselves as artists within film practice a ... +

MA Film practice is for talented and emerging filmmakers seeking to learn through making, to look beyond the short film, to define themselves as artists within film practice and to gain that vital experience demanded by the industry. MA Film Practice offers you the chance to develop your independent practice, specialist prowess and creative potential, within a unique filmmaking culture that is supported by experts with a wide range of skills. You'll also have access to high-quality technical resources. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Bring your stories to life as you explore the depths of the film industry.

Bring your stories to life as you explore the depths of the film industry. -
MA
Full-time
3 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 

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London Film School
London, United Kingdom +1 More

Train across all areas, in a working studio, with students from over 30 countries. Entry in January, May and September.

Train across all areas, in a working studio, with students from over 30 countries. Entry in January, May and September. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
EICAR
Paris, France

The MFA is part of EICAR's English language curriculum. It offers a two year Master of Fine Arts program in filmmaking with 5 options for final projects – Directing, Screenwri ... +

The MFA is part of EICAR's English language curriculum. It offers a two year Master of Fine Arts program in filmmaking with 5 options for final projects – Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Producing and Editing. The School provides degrees and programs with an emphasis on practical filmmaking experience and team working process. With a class size of 15 students, we favor direct studio work and to mimic real industry conditions to prepare students. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Raindance Film School
London, United Kingdom

MA in Filmmaking at Raindance Film School is a 21st-century degree for filmmakers, entrepreneurs, creatives and future academics wishing to upskill or transition into the film ... +

MA in Filmmaking at Raindance Film School is a 21st-century degree for filmmakers, entrepreneurs, creatives and future academics wishing to upskill or transition into the film and digital media industry. This programme provides a unique opportunity for you to benefit from the experience of Industry Experts across the world, whilst developing your personal professional practice, as well as your research and independent study skills. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU)
Prague 1, Czech Republic

If you have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in film or a related field, have a wealth of experience in film composing, film making and wish to expand your knowledge and skills, ... +

If you have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in film or a related field, have a wealth of experience in film composing, film making and wish to expand your knowledge and skills, enroll for Montage, a 3-year follow-up Master’s Program at FAMU. The core of the program is intensive work in workshops always led by active professional film editors, capable of conveying their current working experience and a theoretical view of film editing to students. There are never more than six students in each workshop, which allows for providing an individualized approach to each of the students. -
Master
Full-time
3 years
English
26 Sep 2022
Campus
 
UCA University for the Creative Arts
Farnham, United Kingdom

Our MA Filmmaking degree course will give you the tools to enhance your creative and technical skills as an independent filmmaker, and fully prepare you to enter the industry.

Our MA Filmmaking degree course will give you the tools to enhance your creative and technical skills as an independent filmmaker, and fully prepare you to enter the industry. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, USA

The School of Motion Pictures & Television’s MFA program offers in-depth, advanced training in the various areas of film and television production. Depending on the area o ... +

The School of Motion Pictures & Television’s MFA program offers in-depth, advanced training in the various areas of film and television production. Depending on the area of specialization, the MFA program culminates in a thesis film or professional reel/portfolio. Areas of study include directing, producing, cinematography, editing, production design, and screenwriting. Students are prepared to compete for work in the industry or to teach, as the MFA is a terminal degree. -
Master
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Sep 2022
Campus
Online
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

The MA Filmmaking programme will engage you in the production of advanced digital film products. You will study modules in the production and technology of videography (shooti ... +

The MA Filmmaking programme will engage you in the production of advanced digital film products. You will study modules in the production and technology of videography (shooting, editing, post-production), together with specialist modules in film industry practices, music video commissioning and film history and context. This MA in Filmmaking will enable you to produce cinematic projects that will be technically effective whilst being strong on content. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
London Film Academy
London, United Kingdom

Our one-year MA Filmmaking degree is perfect for students looking to pursue advanced practical filmmaking training while also learning the skills to contextualise their creati ... +

Our one-year MA Filmmaking degree is perfect for students looking to pursue advanced practical filmmaking training while also learning the skills to contextualise their creative choices through critical thinking. Our distinctive approach to film education provides students with hands-on training, from industry professionals, across six filmmaking disciplines - directing, producing, editing, screenwriting, cinematography and sound. This intensive training across multiple roles means graduates leave LFA as well as rounded filmmakers who can excel in their chosen field while remaining agile within a collaborative industry. The quantity of films made, together with career-focused research, ensures students produce a substantial showreel of work ready to make their mark as a world-class filmmaker. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
Online
 
American Film Institute
Los Angeles, USA

The Editing program is designed around the aesthetic, technical, and collaborative aspects of post-production with the primary focus on storytelling. Fellows develop the skill ... +

The Editing program is designed around the aesthetic, technical, and collaborative aspects of post-production with the primary focus on storytelling. Fellows develop the skills to be editors, assistant editors and post-production producers while collaborating with other team members. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, USA

In our Masters in Filmmaking program, you will take your passion for creating for the screen and ignite it with tangible skills to launch your career. The graduate programs of ... +

In our Masters in Filmmaking program, you will take your passion for creating for the screen and ignite it with tangible skills to launch your career. The graduate programs offer Master of Fine Arts degrees (M.F.A.) with concentrations in Creative Producing, Film Music Composition, and Screenwriting. -
Master
English
Campus
 
Sacred Heart University School of Communication, Media and the Arts
Fairfield, USA

Perfect the art and craft of film and television storytelling in our dynamic and close-knit graduate program. Work in fiction, documentary, web-based and/or VR/AR/XR formats.

Perfect the art and craft of film and television storytelling in our dynamic and close-knit graduate program. Work in fiction, documentary, web-based and/or VR/AR/XR formats. -
Master
Campus
 
Malaga Film School
Málaga, Spain

Learn film direction in Malaga, study cinema, from the script, direction, production, shoot short films, web series and a feature film at our Film School, in this film directi ... +

Learn film direction in Malaga, study cinema, from the script, direction, production, shoot short films, web series and a feature film at our Film School, in this film direction course you will learn to be a film director and shoot with professional teachers in the sector film. A totally practical film course focused on learning how to make films, while making films, participating in shootings, project development, grants, film premieres, on platforms, and film festivals. In addition to learning to direct, throughout the 3 years that the course lasts, you will learn to be a technician in the different shootings so you can enter the market to work and get work in film production companies, in series, feature films, and the sector audiovisual. -
Master
Spanish (Spain)
Campus