University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

MA Film is a highly vocational and hands'on course which will develop your understanding of the creative, commercial and practical aspects of digital film production. The course will enable you to develop and expand your potential as a creative practitioner, able to operate across a variety of disciplines and produce original and valued work within this highly competitive industry. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant & Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).

**What can you expect?**

• MA Film is a practical course in the production of film drama; from development and finance to distribution and exhibition. It is designed for students who want a hands'on, industry'orientated course in the creative, technical and practical aspects of digital film production.

• Taught through a combination of tutorials, lectures, technical workshops, mentoring, masterclasses and work placements, the course allows you to focus on one key specialism and develop it at postgraduate level while encouraging you to engage creatively with related disciplines and wider filmic processes.

• Within the Collaborative Unit, you have a choice of pathways where you can collaborate with external partners as well as with other courses within UAL. These pathways could be realised through work placements, cross'disciplinary collaboration, initiatives towards the Major Project or a combination of activities.

• The theoretical programme underscores all of the practical elements of the course and offers a shared process for students to explore both their own and each other’s work.

• The course aims to produce graduates who are self'reliant, highly motivated and able to successfully navigate this increasingly competitive industry.

• Applicants must demonstrate developed skills and an understanding of their chosen specialism at application, with major and minor roles allocated accordingly.

**About London College of Communication (LCC)**

The LCC experience is all about learning by doing. As an LCC student, you’ll get your hands dirty and develop your skills in outstanding technical spaces. Our facilities are at an industry standard and include photographic and television studios, darkrooms, 3D workshop, prototyping lab, gallery spaces, printing studios, and newsrooms.

Our courses are industry focused and you’ll be taught by an inspiring community of experienced academics, technical experts, and leading specialist practitioners within our Design School, Media School and Screen School.

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in subjects such as journalism, advertising, Public Relations and publishing, photography, film, television and sound, graphic communication, illustration and visual communication, animation, games, design management, branded spaces and interactive and information design.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £8,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £17,920 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • An Honours degree is desirable but not essential. You should have (or expect to be awarded) an Undergraduate degree of at least lower second class (2:2) in a relevant subject which demonstrates a high level of practical experience or specialist knowledge in the chosen specialism. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enroll, such as IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent), with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.