University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This two year MFA programme is a practice'based course that will be closely linked to the film and television industries, through professional guest lecturers, mentors and advisors. It aims to allow a full development period for the creation of substantial bodies of work at a professional level. There will be 1 year of intensive teaching plus 1 year of supervised but self'directed 'thesis project' work. This final project will be developed once the student has had the full benefit of an immersive experience in their specialist area, connected to all the key elements of filmmaking. The pathways of the course have been created to ensure they fully integrate and complement each other; collaborative work will enable each student to build an individual portfolio, or 'body of work', from a combination of group and individual work.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)

Qualifications required:

  • A good honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or equivalent qualifications. Demonstration of knowledge, experience and potential in film production to a level that will allow the applicant to work at a high level in a specific discipline. Applicants will apply for specific pathways and will submit a portfolio of relevant work and an application form. This will form the basis of selection for an interview process that may include practical tests if the specialisation applied for is not demonstrated within the applicant's portfolio.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language ability with a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (normally with not less than 6.0 in any one component) or equivalent.
  • Prior (formal and/or experiential) learning may be assessed and accredited. Applicants who do not meet the formal entrance requirements may be considered for admission on the basis of Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) learning (APEL). This can include professional production experience and/or a significant portfolio of relevant work. Professional experience does not have to be in the specialist area applied for, but if it isn’t, applicants will require a portfolio of work that demonstrates both motivation and potential in the specialist area. They must also be able to demonstrate that their capacity for academic writing and scholarly work reaches the required standard. We follow the University’s Code of Practice for students with disabilities in responding to students who may have difficulties in using film and television equipment.