Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The MA Filmmaking (Editing) consolidates advanced narrative skills as a fiction and documentary film and television editor. The programme develops creative storytelling ability through targeted intensive workshops and subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects. This Master's is a pathway of MA Filmmaking, so that in addition to specialised training, students collaborate with other students across all specialisms on a variety of specialisations on film and television projects, both fact and fiction.

Course Modules

MA (film making) modules: For 2 terms students spend a full day a week in specialised contact with the student's 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: Masterclasses; 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: Students also advance their collaborative skills by working in teams with producers and cinematography, sound and edit students, on a variety of projects and at least 3 scheduled films across the year. Students leave the programme with a diverse portfolio of performed work that may span a variety of drama and fiction formats; music videos, web series drama, experimental art pieces and short fiction films. As well as the Editing specialism, students undertake 3 short courses to enhance other skills and critical approaches. Options include: Experimental media; storyboarding for drama; contemporary screen narrative and animation.

Course Additional Entry

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper 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 the programme 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 your 1st language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)