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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film Studies Film / Video / Television Production

Course type

Taught

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.

Course details

Screen Academy Scotland is an active filmmaking hub in the culturally vibrant city of Edinburgh. It offers great scope for collaboration, with some 200 or so students at undergraduate and postgraduate level engaged in diverse film activities. Students can also draw on support from tutors who themselves have significant experience in the industry.

The Screen Academy is a professionally-equipped facility and we expect student work to aspire to a level that is close to industry standard. As it's one of only three film academies in the UK accredited by ScreenSkills, the film industry’s skills body, it gives our graduates significant credibility in the industry.

Careers

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

Modules

This module explores concept generation using moving image and motion graphic software, together with an appropriate understanding of script/storyboard development and production methods. You will critically and contextually analyse precedents, and use visualisation, detailing and specification to relevant industry standards in order to communicate and realise your ideas.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,720

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,945

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in any degree subject. We look for applicants to have a background in their chosen specialism in order to be considered for the programme. Applicants are also required to submit a portfolio alongside their application. Please make it clear in your application which of the five specialisms you are applying for: directing, producing, cinematography, editing or location sound recording and design.