Filmmaking, M.A. | University of East London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
14280 GBP/year
9420 GBP/year
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The innovative and strikingly diverse Filmmaking course, offered by University of East London, will equip you to integrate the theory and practice of film, video and new screen media at an advanced level. 


Learning about documentary, fiction, artists’ film and multi-channel installation alongside students from all around the world, you will explore the many ways in which moving images can be authored.

Out students traditionally produce outstanding films on a course that has proved ideal for graduates of film studies, cultural and media studies, humanities and social sciences, as well as art and design. 

Taking this Filmmaking course, offered by University of East London, you will learn in a creative, collaborative environment which draws upon the research of leading film practitioners, theorists and historians and takes advantage of our great links to the film industry and art world. 

Your future career

Our graduates emerge well prepared to thrive in the cultural and creative industries in areas such as film and TV production, contemporary art, new media platforms, teaching and doctoral research.

Some of our recent MA students have taken on key roles in the film industry, film journalism and film festivals. Others have progressed to practice-led PhD research or have found employment in London's vibrant production and post-production film and TV culture.

Among the success stories are Ahmer Naqvi, who has gone to Bollywood where he now works as an assistant director, and Elena Cojocaru, who has become a freelance video editor.

Elena believes the course’s wide range of partner organisations and its productive collaborations with Film and Video Umbrella, Shooting People and the BFI benefited her career. 

“I've found that being part of an academic community of independent filmmakers and mov-ing image artists, as well as having London as a cultural backdrop, has been creatively and professionally rewarding,” she says. 

Other graduates have gone on to further academic success. Matthew Hawkins became co-founder of London’s Edge of the City Film Festival and is now a lecturer in film at Coventry University, while Sam Talefaird is pursuing a practice-led PhD with the London Film School and Exeter University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Narrative Cinema
  • The Moving Image
  • Documentary Cinema
  • Audiovision
  • Investigating Media and Communication Industries
  • Professional Practice and Research Methods (Mental Wealth)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in Humanities, Social Science or Art/Design related subject, with preference to Film, Media and Arts
  • Examples of work we want to see included in your portfolio are preferably related to film and video projects you have been involved with, in either a creative, technical or planning role.

  • However, you may also include other related media work such as photography, radio or sound projects, animation, multimedia, VR, etc.
  • For those of you who are coming from a non-production background (i.e. creative writing, journalism, etc), may also send in scripts or other forms of written work.
  • You might also send evidence of other forms of involvement in the moving image industry (i.e. film festival curation, gallery exhibition, film distribution, television logistics, etc).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14280 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9420 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK: Part time: £1,570 Per 30 credit module

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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