Filmmaking, M.A. | University of the West of Scotland | Ayr, United Kingdom
12 months
17250 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Filmmaking degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland will provide a stimulating, supportive and professional environment in which you can freely yet rigorously develop your unique individual voice and equip you with the skills to transform dreams into cinematic realities. 


Filmmaking degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is designed to support those who wish to work professionally in the film industry either in fiction, documentary or experimental filmmaking, including immersive virtual reality productions.

Opportunities will also exist to learn from the professionals who work in Film City and, on occasion, for you to make use of the Film City facilities to complete post-production on your own films.

Career Prospects

The MA Filmmaking benefits from strong connections with the Scottish film industry, including access to services at Film City Glasgow and skills development support for students from film executives from the BFI & Creative Scotland-funded Scottish Film and Talent Network (SFTN). On graduating you will be in a privileged position to access industry funding for their future film projects, and develop viable professional careers.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Advanced Documentary Film Practice 
  • Advanced Fiction Film Practice 
  • Development Lab 
  • Film as an Industry

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours degree (minimum lower second) or equivalent. You will be required to submit a portfolio of relevant creative work (previous films or creative projects), a written statement (500-750 words), and attend an interview with the Course Leader either in person or via video conference.
  • Our course may in certain circumstances permit entry where specific professional or other experience is demonstrated and is deemed appropriate to the level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 7,000£  


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