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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Edinburgh Napier University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Prepare for a career in film and scripted drama on this ScreenSkills accredited course

Overview

With emphasis on collaboration, this course has been designed to help you embark on a career as a professional fiction filmmaker in one of the following disciplines:

  • producing
  • directing
  • cinematography
  • editing
  • location sound recording and design

Teaching is through a combination of collaborative shared modules and modules that focus on individual disciplines. The two core practice-based modules complement each other, concentrating on professional practice within the framework of the industry crew structure.

Coursework consists of a large number of practical exercises, workshops and short film projects that allow students to deepen their own technical, creative and professional filmmaking skills. The course also includes a degree of research in your chosen discipline, and a theoretical module on critical film study.

The year's work and study culminates in a major project module in which students continue to work collaboratively, in their chosen disciplines, on one or more short scripted dramas.

This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkills Select endorsement which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

The course is studied at the Screen Academy Scotland, a ScreenSkills recognised Film Academy.

Course details

This course will advance your knowledge of your chosen specialist area as well as giving you a rounded understanding of other film making disciplines. The emphasis on professional skills will help maximise your chance of success.

Previous graduates have had their films screened at festivals around the world, including Venice, Beijing, Kolkata and Edinburgh. Many have gone on to win awards and commissions for TV and feature film projects.

Assessments

Assessment is continuous throughout the year and is predominantly based upon submission of creative practical work, documentation of research and critical reflection, essay assignments, and oral presentations. Students being assessed as heads of department on the creative practice module films are expected to share production costs.

Careers

  • Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Producer/Production Management
  • Location Manager
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Assistant Editor
  • Location Sound Mixer
  • Sound designer.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,062per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Edinburgh Napier University

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    161 84%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    28th

    60

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