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Film Making, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Film Making course at Kingston University will enable you to develop film production skills with digital equipment and the opportuinty to use analogue equipment, as well as knowledge of the theories of contemporary cinema. The focus is placed firmly on developing clear and simple storytelling techniques that go beyond arbitrary formal categorisations of drama, documentary or genre.

Overview

The Film Making course at Kingston University takes its inspiration from forms of cultural production that have challenged conformity, including the work of artists, musicians, painters and performers, and the movements of Italian neo-realism and the cinemas of Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East.

Key features

  • This course encourages you to synthesise your personal experience, critical knowledge and craft skills to express yourself through moving pictures.
  • You will be taught film making theory and practice together through practical workshops.
  • Staff on this course are practising filmmakers.
  • The course is informed by practice and research in black cinema, neo-realist cinema, storytelling, participative documentary and underground cinema.

Where this course will take you

The film making MA will equip you for lifelong film making and lifelong learning. It prepares you with techniques to sustain a film making practice beyond the university for:

  • employment within the film industry or as an independent film maker
  • further study.

The core skills will enable you to produce films in an independent, pragmatic and accountable manner. This will enhance your employability and begin the process of making you a genuinely independent film maker in command of your own material.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Film Making 
  • Film Writing
  • Sound and Vision

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

We usually expect applicants to have:
  • a passion for film making;
  • a distinct and individual voice;
  • a second class degree or above in a humanities subject (film, media studies, languages, history, English etc) or in any other subject relating to the art and craft of film making.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and European Union:
  • MA part time £4400
Overseas (not EU):
  • MA part time £7975

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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