MA Film - Edinburgh Napier University
course structure: full-time
|MA Film - Course Details|
dates: September – September
location: 2A Merchiston Avenue Production Centre
|How to Apply|
application deadlines: rolling application, apply now.
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Teaching on the programme is through a combination of collaborative, shared modules, and modules that are geared to individual disciplines. Coursework consists of a large number of practical exercises and projects that allow students to deepen their own technical, creative and professional film making skills.The year’s work culminates in a major project module in which students will work, in their chosen discipline, on one or more short fiction films.
You should have a BA (Hons) film or a related discipline, or equivalent experience. You should have some practical film-making under your belt already, and will be looking to bring your experience up to the standard expected for entry in the professional industry.
Students choose modules from the following, depending on their specialism:
Collaborative Techniques for Film 1
Creative Practice for Film and TV
Script Workshop 1
Writing and Screen Project Development
The Business of Screen Project Development
Sound for Film 1
Collaborative Techniques for Film 2
Creative Practice for Cinema
Sound for Film 2
Critical Film Study
Masters Film Project
Entry requirements: BA, BSc or equivalent, plus portfolio.
In addition, Screen Academy students can buy an Industry Pass at a heavily-discounted rate and to attend screenings, masterclasses and networking events at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.
Note on Portfolio: We are recruiting students in five specialist departments: directing, producing, cinematography, editing and sound. Normally we expect your portfolio to include links to your practical work in your chosen discipline. However, we are also keen to encourage applicants whose BA or BSc is in a related area and not in film. It may be in this case that you have other materials, such as art work, stills photography, scripts, or sound work, which you would like us to see.
We may accept applications from producers without a portfolio provided they have appropriate experience in finance, business, or arts administration.