The course is highly practical and will give graduates a solid grounding in the work and potential employment opportunities for film and television direction. We expect our students to graduate with a professional showreel, demonstrating their skills and abilities as a director.
Through a series of individual and collaborative exercises, this course aims to prepare students to realise their vision from pre-production to postproduction. By the end of the course, students will have developed their practical skills to work effectively in a film production environment, the collaborative skills to liaise with other heads of department, and the creative ability to combine the writer's intention with the actor's instinct, to deliver compelling visual narratives.
Who is the course for?
The course is ideally suited for individuals with some experience experience of filmmaking, looking to specialise in directing.
Applicants should have a previous undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience.
- The course exposes students to a range of forms of filmmaking including film, television and VR
- Students learn to short using both single camera and multiple camera set-ups
- Our tutors are industry professionals with knowledge and experience of contemporary industry practice and trends.
- The course involves a relatively higher level of practical and professional skills covered on the programme.
- Students experience working with the support and guidance of experienced producers to help realise their vision
- Students will develop and pitch their final graduation project with the help and support of a mentor from the very start of their course
- Free access to equipment and facilities outside of class time
1. Single Camera Directing
2. Director’s Craft
3. Professional Development: The Director’s Toolkit
1. Multi-Camera Direction
2. Interactive Storytelling
3. Advanced Project Planning & Research Methods
1. Postgraduate Project
- One year
- Based in London (East London, Brick Lane)
- 10 to 12 students maximum
- Number of teaching days: 2-2.5 per week
- Number of teaching hours per day: 6 hours
- Number of assessments per module: 2
- Assessment types: Practical and/or Essay
During production, students are expected to work long hours and might be expected to shoot during evenings and/or weekends.
The selection criteria and admission policy for our MA programmes can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:
Students with no practical experience as a film director will be required to take an additional one-month course in filmmaking, prior to start of the course.
Dates & Fees
The course starts on 3 October 2016, and runs annually every October.
The course fee is £15,000 for all students (UK and international). This includes all filming fees for the first two terms.
For the graduation projects in Term 3 the school will provide all the necessary equipment and facilities required for each individual production. Students may choose to supplement their production budget through individual fundraising or crowdfunding in the region of £500 - £2000, in consultation with their Programme Leader.
Find out more
If you'd like us to give you a call to talk about this course in more detail, fill out the form below and we will contact you.
Postgraduate courses cannot be funded by student finance. Some bursaries are available for exceptional students.
The MA in Directing Fiction is validated by the University of Gloucestershire.
Applicants will be interviewed, either in person at Central Film School, or by Skype.