This MSc Film Production helps you develop a critical and practical approach to production workflows, digital film technology, and the creative practices involved in film production.

We focus on helping you grow your creative abilities to a high professional standard. Film production is an increasingly dynamic sector and this course highlights the importance of practice-based research and film projects. Teaching takes place in brand new film production facilities, which includes studios, post-production suites and a sound studio.

The MSc route includes courses on the technological aspects of filmmaking, including cinematography, production practice, film research, and editing. An alternative MA route explores areas such as writing, directing and producing. Optional courses cover topics such as directing screen performance and sound design. You will also use digital camera equipment currently used in the industry, including RED, Canon C300 and Arri Alexa systems.

Duration

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

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • The MSc Film Production focuses on the creative application of the technology. Our MA Film Production route focuses on writing and directing.
  • You combine critical studies with highly practical experience in digital film technology and film production workflows.
  • You'll learn to use industry-standard equipment in our contemporary film production facilities.
  • Learn 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.

What you will study

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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

You should have a good undergraduate degree, typically at 2.1 or above, in a relevant subject. 

If you have a good honours degree in another discipline, we may consider your application if your profile and motivation indicate a substantial interest in the fields of media and creativity. You will need an open mind towards interdisciplinary work and you must be capable of theoretical and methodological rigour. 

You will need to provide a personal statement and academic/professional references indicating your suitability for the course. You should also consider areas of interest that you could explore during your studies, prior to attending an interview. You must provide a link to your online video show-reel or digital portfolio. 

For film professionals, we will consider five years' relevant professional experience in place of academic qualifications.

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.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

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Further information about entry

  • Applicants are assessed on their project work and creative portfolios.
  • Applicants may be invited for an interview. 
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

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

Information coming soon.

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.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

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?

The School of Design has 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

All students on creative courses at the School of Design get free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Lynda.com.

As a Master's student in the School of Design, you will be a member of a larger creative community which includes Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Digital Arts, Web Design and Media.

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

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