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 script-writing, contemporary production and post-production.
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.
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. Students will engage in filmmaking through idea development(pitch, treatment, script development), pre-production (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 skill set gained over the duration of the course. Projects could be documentary based, drama or experimental, which should be made specifically with festivals and future employability in mind. This can be undertaken as a group project, or individually.
You will need at least a 2.2 honors 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 10 minutes in length).
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,900||Whole course|