Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Advanced Film Practice

Develop your creative and professional skills through practical exercises and masterclasses with leading industry practitioners. This course ideal for ambitious directors, producers or writers looking to make the leap to professional filmmaking, or seasoned professionals looking to work on the big screen. We offer great scope for collaboration, with more than 200 students engaged in film activities from cinematography and editing to documentary and animation. In addition to acquiring practical skills, you will also create projects that form the basis of your portfolio.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Master's degree in film in order to be eligible for this course. All applicants must submit a portfolio of work that best shows their abilities as a screenwriter, producer or director including: A full CV and personal statement highlighting what you consider to be your most significant experience and achievements in education, work and life, why you want to undertake the course and what you hope to achieve in your career in film (maximum 2 pages); tangible evidence of your achievements (for writers, a completed short or feature film script); preferably of a film that has been produced (in which case, please include a copy of the film) together with short extracts from other scripts (maximum additional 20 pages in total); for producers, a show reel of projects already produced plus a 2-page summary of projects in production/development; for directors, one DVD (or VHS tape) of a completed (preferably short) film and showreel of other work; a proposal outlining the type of projects that you envisage writing, producing or directing if your application is successful (maximum 2 pages). Please identify a writer, producer or director whose work you particularly admire and tell us why. List your strengths and weaknesses as writer/director/producer and identify which aspect of your discipline you want to develop and improve during the programme.

Course modules

Modules include: Project development and pre-production; project production and post-production. Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MFA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MFA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MFA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MFA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Merchiston Campus Edinburgh EH10 5DT Scotland

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