The MA Filmmaking course is a response to the film industry’s demand for nurturing enterprising creative talent. The course has an emphasis on practice, underpinned by contextualising studies, designed to nurture students’ critical faculties and practical skills equally. The aim is to advance and maturate graduates’ sensibilities in creative collaboration, and advanced skills in scriptwriting, contemporary production and post-production.
Subject to validation
The course is taught in smaller class sizes and specialist seminar groups.
Our tutors are industry professionals. This allows students to receive training to industry standard from people who have up-to-date knowledge of their respective field.
Access to equipment and facilities outside of class time.
Graduates are open to a range of routes and opportunities, across the creative sectors, including: feature film production, factual broadcast, the independent television sector and emerging platforms.
The course is taught over one year, in three terms. During the programme of study the following modules are covered:
Creative Screen Production
Story for Screen
Final Major Project.
This programme is a franchised programme, designed by the University of Gloucestershire and delivered by Central Film School at our London campus.
Practice and theory blend in this term, teaching advanced practical, technical, legal and ethical skills that inform contemporary film production. Students will advance their critical, theoretical and production skills by analysing film trends, cultural touch-points, filmmaking modes, traditions and movements that underpin and give shape to the practice projects.
Students further develop their filmmaking, to post-graduate-level, by undertaking professional short-form projects. Lectures and technical workshops will teach students advanced production techniques. Studentswill engage in filmmaking through idea development(pitch, treatment, script development), preproduction (including casting, budgeting, scheduling, location scouting), production (principle photography), and post-production (editing and sound design and sound mixing).
Students undertake a major project that is a summation point, to demonstrate the advanced practice and theory skillset gained over the duration of the course. Projects could be documentary based, dramaor experimental, which should be made specifically with festivals and future employability in mind. Thiscan be undertaken as a group project, or individually.
You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree, in a relevant field, or equivalent industry experience
International students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band)or equivalent
Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview
All applicants must submit a visual portfolio with their application.This could include a short film or a show-reel (both a maximum of 10minutes in length)
Home / EU - £9,500
International student - £16,950
Duration: 1 year Start date: October 2019
In addition to tuition fees, you will incur a further costs of £500 to cover the Graduation film. You will also need Production hard drive for your work and travel expenses. The School will cover Actors costs, shooting kit and Production costs for module exercises.
Central Film School is pleased to reward academic excellence. We have a number of up to 50% merit scholarships for high-achieving students entering the following courses in 2018:
BA(Hons) Practical Filmmaking
MA Directing Fiction
MA Sales and Distribution
No application for scholarship required. Students will be automatically considered for the merit scholarship upon receiving an offer for the above courses and will be notified by the admissions team if successful. Successful students will then have 28 days in order to pay a £3,000 advance tuition fee payment to secure the award. Limited availability- Scholarships issued on a first come, first served basis. It should be noted that this discount applies to new students only and cannot be cumulated with any other the Central Film School scholarship.