MA Filmmaking

Central Film School (CFS)

  • Location London, United Kingdom
  • Degree Type MA
  • Start Date 2021/09/27
  • Duration 1 year
  • Application Deadline 2021/08/07
  • Language English
  • Attendance On Campus
  • Dedication Full-time
  • Pace Instructor-paced
  • Tuition fees 10400 ÂŁ

Program description

The MA Filmmaking course develops and nurtures independent filmmakers and prepares them for the professional film and television industries. The course has an emphasis on practice, underpinned by contextualising studies, designed to nurture students’ talent and practical skills equally.

The course prepares individuals to engage confidently with, and challenge, the fast-changing media landscape. Potential industry placement, collaborative projects and research will help you meet the film and television industry professional standards and understand the cultural and industrial needs of your chosen sector.

Programme Overview

A focus on technical training for the pre-production, production and post-production of a graduate film, and the theory and practice that underpins the skill sets of professional filmmakers.

  • 1-year intensive programme
  • Technical specialisation to be taken during the course
  • Taught by working industry professionals allowing students to receive training to industry standard from people who have up-to-date knowledge
  • Small class sizes and specialist seminar groups
  • Access equipment and facilities outside of class time
  • This programme is subject to validation by Falmouth University

Course Outline

The course is structured with core practical modules and an elective specialist module from the following categories; producing, directing, cinematography, editing, sound and factual programming.

Technical Specialisms

  • Editing and Continuity
  • Factual
  • Directing

  • Sound Recording and Editing
  • Producing
  • Cinematography

Entry Requirements

  • 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.
  • All applicants must submit a visual portfolio with their application.


The course will help you become an adaptive thinker, a creator and a supportive contributing team player joining the next generation of writers, researchers, producers, directors, analysts, academics and project developers who shape the zeitgeist of contemporary film and television. 

Typical career destinations of MA Filmmaking graduates within the Television and Film industries includes: Film and Television Production Management, Camera Operator or Assistant, Production Design and Art Direction, Sound Design and Recording, Assistant Directing, Post-Production Editing or Visual Effects. Graduates can also seek work in Film Exhibition and Distribution, as Brand or Web Content Creators, Live Event Broadcast Production and Music Video Production.

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