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Course summary

If you’ve had a life-long fascination with the world of science fiction and fantasy, you are probably aware that eight out of the top 10 grossing films of all time are in this genre, with Avatar and Avengers: Endgame taking the top two spots, alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and many other Marvel Avengers instalments (Age of Ultron, Infinity War, Black Panther, Avengers Assemble), as well as Jurassic World. Sci-fi and fantasy characters have become international stars, such as Tyrion and Cersei Lannister, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain American, Black Widow, Rey, Wolverine, Batman, Buffy, Doctor Who, Eleven, The Mandalorian, Furiosa and Spock, to name a few. It’s a multi-million dollar industry, with increasingly spectacular special effects and big name directors, stars and celebrities in these films providing a seemingly unstoppable rise in popularity and success. Now also dominating streaming platforms such as Netflix, HBO, Disney+, Amazon and Apple TV, as well as games, comics, animation and so much more, sci-fi and fantasy are currently the most lucrative products of popular entertainment. This rapidly changing environment is what makes our MA Film: Science Fiction and Fantasy so exciting. What we can offer you Take your passion to a whole new level with this programme, the only Film Masters of its kind in the UK inspired by science fiction and fantasy across film, television, comics, games, animation and other visual media in which you will graduate with both a UK and US postgraduate degree, opening up doors to global industry opportunities. Explore this genre from an intercultural perspective in a truly international environment in Kensington, located centrally within London and just a few short tube stops away from the world’s top entertainment production companies and film industry locations. It will equip you with the professional skills and experience to work successfully in a variety of arts, film, television and cultural industries, from pre-to-post production, to professional project and studio management. You will explore whether you wish to be a writer, producer, director, editor, visual effects artist and digital storyteller, actor, set technician or involved in the advertising and distribution of science fiction and fantasy entertainment products. Or you may wish to continue with more study and research in the same field.

Entry requirements

At Richmond our postgraduate degree programmes, which are based on the US educational approach, are available as 1 year (full-time) or two year (part-time) options with some programmes offering even more flexibility. The entry requirements for all postgraduate programmes at Richmond are the same, regardless of your chosen study option, excluding our International Business (MSc) programme Academic Entry Requirements UK first Degree minimum second class honours (2.2) US Degree with a minimum CGPA of between 2.5 and 3.0 or international equivalent Academic Interview *All other equivalent eligible transfer credits will be determined by Admissions.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9000 Whole course
Scotland £9000 Whole course
Wales £9000 Whole course
EU £13250 Whole course
International £13250 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Film: Science Fiction and Fantasy at Richmond, The American International University in London - UCAS