The MA Filmmaking degree is now available in 6 pathways which gives a high level of specialised skills training in: Directing fiction, producing, screen documentary, cinematography, sound recording and design, and editing.
For 2 terms students spend a full day a week in specialised contact with their specific programme convenor, plus a further day in Screen Lab working with colleagues across the programme in a Talent Campus'style project'led learning structure with: Master classes; pitches; role'plays; exercises aimed at using skills specialism in a variety of live shoot situations. Students also have a variety of research projects to undertake, as well as other module options. The 3rd term is taken up with the final substantive project, and in writing up a process paper on work and research over the year. Screen Lab: As well as specialist teaching, all MA Filmmaking students will attend Screen Lab, where they will advance their collaborative skills by working in teams with fiction and documentary producers and sound and edit students, on a variety of projects and at least 3 scheduled films across the year. Screen School options: As well as taking one of the specialisms mentioned above have the opportunity to take 3 extra short courses to enhance their main skill and critical approaches. Available option modules may include: Screen adaptation; principles of editing; media law and ethics; the short script; politics of the audio visual; social activist film making; contemporary screen narratives; representing reality; storyboarding; the practice and aesthetics of film lighting; the current landscape of the UK media industries.
Course Additional Entry
You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least 2nd class standard in a relevant/related subject as well as a level of practical experience from work in the arts or the media. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level; if 1st language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL 600 and 5.0 TWE (250 in the computer'based score with 5.0 in Essay Writing Skills).
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