Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This MA will enhance your narrative skills as an editor of fiction for film and television.

This Masters is a pathway of MA Filmmaking, so that in addition to your specialised training you will collaborate with students across all specialisms on a variety of film projects.

Experienced tutors and guests provide expert guidance designed to enhance the flow of your individual research, experimentation and artistic achievement.

You will complete your degree by working in your specialist role on a major production in the final term.

**What we offer**

The programme is housed in a new purpose'built media facility equipped with state'of'the art teaching spaces including a film studio equipped with Arri lighting and Green Screen facilities. Edit suites are equipped with Avid Media Composer and tuition is offered, giving the opportunity to gain Avid Certified User accreditation (Media Composer 101 and 110). Edit suites, screening rooms and sound studios are linked via Avid’s industry standard ISIS storage area network.

You will work to professional standards using high'end digital formats. You will also learn sophisticated postproduction workflow techniques, gaining a wealth of experience in off'line editing and an understanding of how this fits in with on'line editing, visual effects and picture grading.

In addition to your specialist area, you can attend classes in related disciplines. 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**

Tutors on the MA Filmaking course have a wealth of experience in the film and television industry. We maintain close links with the industry – the editing department has, for the last few years, had a strong relationship with the Guild of British Film and Television Editors who have provided mentors for our students.

Course Modules

As well as your editing 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 of IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test).