Experimental Film

Kingston University

12 months
16600 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Experimental Film course at Kingston University has been designed to offer a genuinely creative methodology and understanding of current and future potential for film experimentation in artists' moving image. This places the programme at the forefront of postgraduate studies exploring moving image in its most creative form. 


The Experimental Film course at Kingston University offers a range of input from staff in filmmaking, and will enable you to develop a major body of practical work created within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary experimental film theory.

Key features

  • You will receive high levels of contact with staff including regular individual and group tutorials supporting the opportunity to develop a significant body of film work.
  • You will benefit from the input of a wide-range of internationally recognised artists, filmmakers, curators, writers and other practitioners in the field.
  • You will have access to the full suite of recently up-dated moving image resources at the Knights Park campus, including the moving image studio, post-production facilities and high-end film equipment.
  • Through the course you will have the opportunity to visit key film festivals such as CPH:DOX in Copenhagen. You will participate in public screenings of your work, and you will have access to the archives and collections of leading organisations in the field of artists moving image such as LUX.

Where this course will take you

The core skills that you will learn on this programme will prepare you for work within the wide field of artists' moving image and independent film and video. You will also learn transferable practical and critical skills that will prepare you for work in the wider cultural field, and for further study.  

This MA will prepare you for: 

  • Self-employment as an artist, filmmaker or other cultural practitioner.
  • Employment within the field of artists' moving image production, distribution and curating.
  • Further study. The programme has been very successful at placing graduates in highly specific research environments, practice-based and theoretical research programmes.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Screen Experimentation: new narratives, practices & discourses
  • Film theory & professional development: Artists’ film and moving image
  • Experimental narrative and documentary practices

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Each applicant is expected to provide a showreel or portfolio and statement, developing their reasons for applying to the programme. They are subsequently invited to visit the campus for an informal meeting, or can provide and answer any supplementary questions relative to their application. Please note that there is no formal interview for this course.
  • Participants should normally hold a BA(Hons) degree (or its equivalent) in a related or appropriate subject. Each application is considered on its own merits and therefore previous experience and qualifications may be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home and European Union 
MSc part time£5,500
  • Overseas (not EU) 
MSc part time £9,130


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Updated over a year ago

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