Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The MA Filmmaking (Cinematography) is a pathway of the Goldsmiths MA Filmmaking. It is housed in a new purpose-built media facility with state-of-the-art teaching spaces including film and photography studios equipped with Arri cameras and lighting. If you are passionate about pursuing a career as a cinematographer in an environment that promotes innovative filmmaking, this programme is for you. With its unique blend of hands-on workshops, studio and location filming exercises, and high production value collaborative film projects, the MA Filmmaking (Cinematography) elevates your skills as a moving-image storyteller to the level of Director of Photography. You'll learn sophisticated camera, lighting and gripping techniques, and will perform all camera department roles from Director of Photography to Camera Operator, Focus-puller, Gaffer, Camera Assistant, Spark and Grip. You?ll work on a number of exercises and films per term in your specialist role, culminating in a major film production towards the end of the degree. In addition to developing professional-level skills in your specialist craft area, you?ll attend classes in related disciplines such as Directing and Editing and advance your collaborative skills by working with students across all specialisations, including writers, producers and sound designers. The horizontal framework is designed to stimulate collaborative practice by introducing you to a breadth of filmmaking knowledge combined with a high level of expertise as an accomplished cinematographer. You'll be able to join the British Society of Cinematographers Club as student members and have the opportunity to interact with the world?s top cinematographers during our annual trip to the world?s largest cinematography festival Camerimage in Poland.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £12,070 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £22,480 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £12,070 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students 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. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing and no element lower than 6.5.
  • IELTS score: 7