Film Production MA/MSc

Film Production MA/MSc

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.


Creative Professions & Digital Arts


Greenwich Campus


1 year full-time
2 years part-time
September start only

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).


Students are assessed on their film project work and creative portfolios.

Career options

This programme is aimed at students preparing to make the transition from education to employment in the film industry. The film sector needs graduates with specialist expertise, but also creative thinkers who are deadline-driven and project-minded; capable of managing digital workflows in an enterprising manner, and taking initiative. This is the kind of approach we encourage and help our students to develop.

Course content

Core courses:

  • 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)

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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