University of West London

University of West London

Film Production

The course is predominantly practical, with almost 70% of learning geared towards enabling you to produce documentary and experimental films. For those whose interest is academic, there is also the possibility to replace the double project practice module with a dissertation. The course closely tracks contemporary developments in digital cinematography and sound design, actively encouraging students to create transformative cinematic responses which cross the boundaries between documentary, experimental and fictive forms.The course examines the 'founding' traditions of documentary and experimental fiction associated with the Lumiere Brothers and Melies and explores overlaps and points of contact between them. The learning experience is built around practical production modules, underpinned by theory exploring key developments in the history of cinema. Our aim is to nurture filmmakers who can also critically reflect on the form and content of both their own work and the work of others in the field.

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually have a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent. Each application is considered on its individual merits and professional experience is taken into account. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Documentary practice; film theory; experimental film and video practice; film and media cultures; project or dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on project or dissertation thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,995 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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Key information

University of West London
Telephone number: 
0800 036 8888