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Postgraduate courses 2024/25

Film Production, MA

Our MA Film Production helps you develop your approach to film production workflows and technology whilst focusing on screenwriting and directing.

This course will help you develop your creative abilities to a high professional standard. We focus on practice-based research and film projects, preparing you for employment in the dynamic world of film production. You'll be taught in new film production facilities, with post-production suites, and learn to use standard digital film industry equipment including Canon,Sony, Black Magic, Red Epic and all Arri Alexa Systems (Classic, SXT, Mini).’

The MA route includes courses on other creative aspects of filmmaking including cinematography, production practice, film research and directing. The MA can choose options from editing, emerging cinematography practices and sound design.

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£11,000 /£17,450

What you should know about this course

  • The MA Film Production focuses on writing and directing. Our MA Film Production route focuses on the creative application of the technology.
  • This specialist course will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and skills in film production, developing through the course a career specialism in screenwriting, directing and producing.
  • It equips you to facilitate film projects that foreground the importance of practice-based research, expertise and experimentation.
  • It's an opportunity to develop key skills for communicating about and with moving images across a range of contexts and platforms.
  • Advance your creative abilities to a high professional standard, preparing you for employment in increasingly dynamic film and media sectors.

MA/MSc Film Production Showreel


Check out the selection of work produced by our postgraduate Film Production students.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by renowned experts working in a variety of film and TV related fields. Based in Stockwell Street, with its world-class facilities, classes are small for maximum contact time with tutors.

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Entry requirements

If you are

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in a relevant subject.

Applicants with a degree in another discipline, may be considered if the application indicates a substantial interest in the fields of media and creativity. Applicants will need an open mind towards interdisciplinary work and you must be capable of theoretical and methodological rigour.

Applicants without a degree that have five years' relevant professional experience may be considered.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Further information about entry

Suitable applicants will be required to submit a personal statement, short film/film portfolio and attend an interview..

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

Teaching is carried out through a combination of seminars and workshops. You should expect 2-3 days a week on independent learning. Teaching takes place over several days, and hours may vary depending on your module choice.

Class sizes

Lectures, seminars or tutorials are normally attended by smaller groups. Numbers can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Students also take part in shared/collaborative modules with students on other creative arts course, providing a perfect opportunity to develop skills in group and teamwork.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate time to independent study (around 8-10 hours per module per week).

Every module will involve further reading and research. You may also be expected to spend time preparing for classwork such as presentations and group discussions, and for assessed coursework and examinations.

You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

During the week you can also:

  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops

We encourage you to join societies such as:

Overall workload

If you study full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Assessment

All assessments are based on your course work and project work. Some modules have 'interim crits', which provide feedback to help you monitor progress.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £11,000 £1,850 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,450 £2,908 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

If there any site visits or field trips, students may need to pay their own travel costs.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course 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.

Career options are wide-ranging. They include studio and location camera work, editing/post-production, screenwriting, producing, TV and commercial work, and multimedia design and production.

Do you provide employability services?

We have an Employability Officer for postgraduate students to consult about specific opportunities relevant to the course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

Students on the MA Film Production course in the School of Stage and Screen get free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Lynda.com.

As a postgraduate student in the School, you will be a member of a wider creative community.

Each year we run a graduate show where our degree students can showcase their best work.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.