Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Filmmaking (Directing Fiction)

The MA Filmmaking (Directing Fiction) allows students to develop their skills as a directors, working on a range of projects from personal essay films to large-scale shoots with professional actors and feature crew. This Master's, a pathway of the MA Filmmaking, enables students to gain a full understanding of how to collaborate on all stages of filmmaking, from scripting and pre-production through shoot, post-production and marketing/exhibition of their work. It builds skills and confidence in expressing a unique vision and conveying it to a team.

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least 2nd class standard in a relevant/related subject as well as a level of practical experience from work in the arts or the media. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Course modules

For 2 terms students spend a full day a week in specialised contact with the student's specific programme convenor, plus a further day in Screen Lab working with colleagues across the programme in a Talent Campus-style project-led learning structure with: Masterclasses; pitches; role-plays; exercises aimed at using skills specialism in a variety of live shoot situations. Students also have a variety of research projects to undertake, as well as other module options.
The 3rd term is taken up with the final substantive project, and in writing up a process paper on work and research over the year.
Screen Lab: Students also advance their collaborative skills by working in teams with producers and cinematography, sound and edit students, on a variety of projects and at least 3 scheduled films across the year.
Students leave the programme with a diverse portfolio of performed work that may span a variety of drama and fiction formats; music videos, web series drama, experimental art pieces and short fiction films.
Screen School options:
As well as the Directing Fiction specialism, students undertake 3 short courses to enhance their other skills and critical approaches. Options currently being designed include: Screen adaptation; storyboarding for drama; principles of editing.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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