Film Making (MA)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Park, Cheltenham

The MA in film making offers postgraduate students the opportunity to explore their own voice and vision, creating sophisticated, professionally produced, expertly crafted films. Award-winning film makers will advance your practical and theoretical understanding of film-making.

Taught by internationally renowned lecturers, this degree is geared towards developing committed film makers. You’ll have access to industry-standard equipment, including high-end cameras, a professional on-campus film studio and edit suites with post-production software.

You’ll be encouraged to experiment creatively, and explore the art of film making through the craft of script-writing and expand your technical expertise. You may explore methods of working with actors, directing styles and the rehearsal process, as well as evolve your engagement with contributors and documentary subjects.

Critical and theoretical perspectives will underpin your experience, and you’ll be encouraged to think of your film-production portfolio in terms of both career advancement and personal exploration. There will also be opportunities for international/European field trips to major film festivals to see works by established and emerging film makers.

As your final major project, you’ll produce a festival-ready short, enabling you to present your film making credentials to industry professionals and the wider market alike.

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Study style

A hands-on, practical course delivered through lectures, workshops, critiques, masterclasses and one-to-one tutorials make up the core of the teaching practice. All classes are delivered on two days of the week, thus allowing for work, travel and other commitments. Assessment is both practical and written.

Course modules

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification
  • You will be required to attend an interview
  • All applicants must submit a visual portfolio, which can include a short film or a show-reel (both a maximum of 10 minutes in length)
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent


Fees - 2020/21 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £6700
International Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £14700

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full-time or part-time study. Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.


  • Director
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Scriptwriter
  • Sound Designer
  • Independent Film Maker

Industry links

Benefit from our links to film festivals and industry, as well as visits from specialists/practitioners who will provide insider knowledge on this rapidly evolving field.

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Learn how to create sophisticated, professionally produced, expertly written, personal films

Join our team of film makers and explore the world of film making on a course which offers the perfect balance of creativity, craft and theory.

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Experience a range of field trip opportunities

Join our International/European field trips to major film festivals to see works by established and emerging film makers with our BA Film Production cohort.


School of Media

Our School of Media provides industry-standard, specialist facilities so you can develop your creative talent. Our studios and production spaces are an exciting place to work together with students from different subjects on creative projects.

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