Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The MA Filmmaking (Directing Fiction) is the premier place to develop your skills as a director, working on a range of projects from personal ‘essay’ films to large'scale shoots with professional actors and feature crew.

This Masters, a pathway of the MA Filmmaking, will enable you to gain a full understanding of how to collaborate on all stages of filmmaking, from scripting and pre'production through shoot, post'production and marketing/exhibition of your work. It will build your skills and confidence in expressing your unique vision and conveying it to your team.

**What we offer**

The programme is housed in a new purpose'built media facility equipped with state'of'the art teaching spaces including film and photography studios equipped with Arri lighting and Greenscreen, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Film Editing, Animation, Digital Special Effects, Pro Tools Audio Postproduction and Foley suites.

We have extensive production facilities and informal rehearsal and meeting spaces where you can discuss and collaborate with scriptwriters, actors, producers and your shoot team.

We also have established relations with casting directors, agents, production designers and other professionals who will both advise you and provide their skills to enhance your productions.

You work on at least one film per term in your specialist role, culminating in a major production towards the end of the degree. In addition to your specialist area, you attend classes in related disciplines such as Film Directing and Editing and collaborate with students across specialisations on film projects. This framework is designed to stimulate collaborative practice by providing you with a breadth of filmmaking knowledge combined with a high level of expertise in your chosen filmmaking discipline.

**Expert guidance**

Experienced tutors enhance the flow of your individual research, experimentation and artistic achievement.

Course Modules

As well as your specialism, you will undertake three short courses to enhance your other skills and critical approaches. Options include: Social activist film; adaptation and script editing; archaeology of the moving image; camera fundamentals; contemporary screen narratives in practice and theory; experimental media ' media arts pathway; filmmakers make theory; film producing fundamentals; representing reality; sound design fundamentals; the ascent of the image; visual storytelling; Doctor Holby: writing for existing continuing TV drama series; media, law and ethics.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £11,710 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £22,480 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second 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 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 English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test).