Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Filmmaking (Sound Recording and Design)

The MA Filmmaking (Sound Recording and Design) enables students to consolidate their audio skills as a film and television sound recordist and designer. The programme develops sound storytelling skills through targeted intensive workshops and their subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper 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 the programme 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. If your 1st language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent.

Course modules

MA (film making) 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. As well as the sound recording and design specialism, students undertake 3 short courses to enhance their other skills and critical approaches. Options include: Experimental media; politics of the audiovisual; music as communication; creative practice.


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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