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MA Filmmaking in London

Hi! Can you recommend me the best options to study a MA Filmmaking (or other related to directing, documentary) in London?

I'm interested in (with no particular order):

- Royal Holloway London University
- Kingston University
- University of East London
- UAL London College of Communication
- University of Westminster
- University of Greenwich
- London Metropolitan University

I'm aware of the CILECT universities, but not all of them are in London and I have a family member there so the city it's the best option for me.
NFTS is out of my budget.

Thanks!!
Reply 1
What is your preferred specialism?
If it is "directing" then you will need to be sure that you will have the opportunity to develop that particular skillset.
If it's documentary you're interested in then Producer/Director is more appropriate. Director is much more a fiction role.
Most Masters courses use team work and so students adopt a particular role on projects (eg director, producer (or prod/dir), editor, cinematographer, location sound recordist) - how is this decided? There might be opportunities to work in smaller groups or even solo but due to resources etc team work is more likely. For your final project, you will you be able to develop your own idea and pull your own crew together from the cohort?
So more than the university, it's the details of the course you need to look at, specifically how production work is organised and roles allocated.
Reply 2
Original post by rosajg
Hi! Can you recommend me the best options to study a MA Filmmaking (or other related to directing, documentary) in London?

I'm interested in (with no particular order):

- Royal Holloway London University
- Kingston University
- University of East London
- UAL London College of Communication
- University of Westminster
- University of Greenwich
- London Metropolitan University

I'm aware of the CILECT universities, but not all of them are in London and I have a family member there so the city it's the best option for me.
NFTS is out of my budget.

Thanks!!


try looking into met film school it’s a good one but from your list UAL is also a good choice
Original post by rosajg
Hi! Can you recommend me the best options to study a MA Filmmaking (or other related to directing, documentary) in London?

I'm interested in (with no particular order):

- Royal Holloway London University
- Kingston University
- University of East London
- UAL London College of Communication
- University of Westminster
- University of Greenwich
- London Metropolitan University

I'm aware of the CILECT universities, but not all of them are in London and I have a family member there so the city it's the best option for me.
NFTS is out of my budget.

Thanks!!


Hi @rosajg

I hope you’re enjoying week 😊

It may be a good idea to look at the modules and what each university will focus on when delivering this course.

For example, here at UEL this course will help you to integrate the theory and practice of film, video and new screen media at an advanced level. A major strength of this course is its diversity. Unlike other MA film courses, this course enables you to look at the different ways of making film and learn a mix of craft skills.

Our course encourages you to experiment with how ideas are formed, how concepts are developed and how images are created. You will also interrogate how meanings are constructed in film.

You will complete five or more projects, gain skills in project management, learn to self-author and distribute and, as the culmination of your studies, produce a substantial thesis film.

The Core and Option Modules include Narrative Cinema, Moving Image, Documentary Cinema, Audiovision and Screenwriting and you can find out more information about these modules here: MA Filmmaking | University of East London (uel.ac.uk)

You can also speak to our academics who are available to help you with course specific questions you may want ask. You can find their contact details via the link above.

Hope this helps :smile:

-Samantha
Original post by rosajg
Hi! Can you recommend me the best options to study a MA Filmmaking (or other related to directing, documentary) in London?

I'm interested in (with no particular order):

- Royal Holloway London University
- Kingston University
- University of East London
- UAL London College of Communication
- University of Westminster
- University of Greenwich
- London Metropolitan University

I'm aware of the CILECT universities, but not all of them are in London and I have a family member there so the city it's the best option for me.
NFTS is out of my budget.

Thanks!!

Hi,

I hope you are doing well.

UEL offers MA Film Making and applications can be made online using the following link :MA Filmmaking | University of East London (uel.ac.uk)

UEL holds Open Events for prospective students. This is a great opportunity for you to speak to Academics, current students and have the opportunity to have a campus tour. It can be booked online using the following link: Undergraduate Open Days | University of East London (uel.ac.uk)

You can also speak to Student Ambassadors studying your course. They can be reached using the following website: Chat to our students | University of East London (uel.ac.uk)

-Anisha
Original post by University of East London
Hi,

I hope you are doing well.

UEL offers MA Film Making and applications can be made online using the following link :MA Filmmaking | University of East London (uel.ac.uk)

UEL holds Open Events for prospective students. This is a great opportunity for you to speak to Academics, current students and have the opportunity to have a campus tour. It can be booked online using the following link: Undergraduate Open Days | University of East London (uel.ac.uk)

You can also speak to Student Ambassadors studying your course. They can be reached using the following website: Chat to our students | University of East London (uel.ac.uk)

-Anisha

6 months late Anisha
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Original post by rosajg
Hi! Can you recommend me the best options to study a MA Filmmaking (or other related to directing, documentary) in London?

I'm interested in (with no particular order):

- Royal Holloway London University
- Kingston University
- University of East London
- UAL London College of Communication
- University of Westminster
- University of Greenwich
- London Metropolitan University

I'm aware of the CILECT universities, but not all of them are in London and I have a family member there so the city it's the best option for me.
NFTS is out of my budget.

Thanks!!

Hi there,

We're delighted that you're interested in learning more about Producing Film and Television at Royal Holloway, University of London. Our Masters course offers aspiring producers the opportunity to acquire the creative and entrepreneurial skills required to enter the rapidly changing universe of film and television. You will learn to create script ideas, work with writers and directors, manage a production thoroughly and market across platforms, we'll teach you how to navigate the financial and legal aspects of the industry, too.

You can find out more about our course here: hhttps://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/postgraduate/media-arts/producing-film-and-television/ including the entry requirements and course content.

If you have any specific questions about making an application, you may find this page helpful: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/applying/

Get answers to the questions that matter to you by chatting with our students and staff!
You can chat to a current student to find out what life is really like at Royal Holloway: www.royalholloway.ac.uk/chat and sign up for more information about us here: https://royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/sign-up-for-more-information/

I hope you find the above useful!

Best wishes,
Royal Holloway, University of London Rep
Original post by Royal Holloway, University of London
Hi there,

We're delighted that you're interested in learning more about Producing Film and Television at Royal Holloway, University of London. Our Masters course offers aspiring producers the opportunity to acquire the creative and entrepreneurial skills required to enter the rapidly changing universe of film and television. You will learn to create script ideas, work with writers and directors, manage a production thoroughly and market across platforms, we'll teach you how to navigate the financial and legal aspects of the industry, too.

You can find out more about our course here: hhttps://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/postgraduate/media-arts/producing-film-and-television/ including the entry requirements and course content.

If you have any specific questions about making an application, you may find this page helpful: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/applying/

Get answers to the questions that matter to you by chatting with our students and staff!
You can chat to a current student to find out what life is really like at Royal Holloway: www.royalholloway.ac.uk/chat and sign up for more information about us here: https://royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/sign-up-for-more-information/

I hope you find the above useful!

Best wishes,
Royal Holloway, University of London Rep


6 months late
Original post by rosajg
Hi! Can you recommend me the best options to study a MA Filmmaking (or other related to directing, documentary) in London?
I'm interested in (with no particular order):
- Royal Holloway London University
- Kingston University
- University of East London
- UAL London College of Communication
- University of Westminster
- University of Greenwich
- London Metropolitan University
I'm aware of the CILECT universities, but not all of them are in London and I have a family member there so the city it's the best option for me.
NFTS is out of my budget.
Thanks!!
Hi @rosajg

Sorry for this later response, I don't know how we missed this! Let me know if you have chosen Kingston and I may be able to answer any questions you have.

I thought I would hop on in case you still haven't decided or for anyone else looking. I don't personally study filmmaking here at Kingston, but have seen the filmmaking facilities we have, both the studios and the postproduction rooms, which seem to have really high tech equipment! I find it useful that we have a loans room here at Kingston, where you can borrow any kind of camera equipment for free, which is great especially if you are interested in documentary style filmmaking. That is one of the fab things about Kingston you can use all the workshops and resources no matter what course you are on which really helps students become more creative. I also have also met a couple of people that study this course and seem to like it. And I have met one of the five technicians that are onside in the moving image studios that seemed really helpful.

I would really recommend to anyone unsure about what university to go to, to attend an open day. This was something that really helped me make a decision, get a feel for the different universities and speak to students studying the courses I was interested in. Our next open day is Saturday 27th April.

Hope this helps :smile:
-Grace (Kingston Rep)

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