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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video Production

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview:

Collaborating on a slate of short films and engaging in specialist activities as a Head of Department in film production, MA Filmmaking will help you enhance your creative and technical skills as an independent filmmaker.

In a learning environment nurturing technical excellence in the creation of cinematic images and sound, you’ll develop high-level skills, personal creativity and the ability to work together in a team as you create exciting cinematic visions.

The course allows you to experience the rigours of filmmaking by reflecting the realities of current film practice, within the supportive structure of our extensive Film School.

It will enhance your understanding of the professional demands of the film industry and fully equip you for a freelance career, if this is a career route you wish to take. As well as engaging in critical debate around current theoretical approaches to filmmaking practice, you’ll develop your own practical projects alongside like-minded peers.

At UCA, you'll also benefit from access to a fantastic selection of cutting-edge facilities, including digital and 16mm cameras, advanced sound recording equipment, a purpose-built film studio and high-quality post-production suites.

Our graduates have gone on to work on Oscar-winning movies and many other box office hits, which you can see in the careers section below.

As well as film, they have also worked on major TV programmes and with leading media companies, while a few alumni have also started their own companies with great success.


Filmmaking facilities include purpose-built film studios with dedicated technical support from industry specialists. Sound editing and mixing suites which include software such as Avid Media Composer, Symphony Nitris and Pro Tools. Digital media suites with Macs and PCs with latest programs for film editing, and an on-campus media store with good supply of digital HD cameras as well as 16mm and super 16mm cameras and high-end sound recording equipment to hire.


This course prepares you for a career within the field of fiction film production and also equips you with a range of versatile skills that open up a broad variety of career paths.

Our graduates have gone on to work as directors, producers, editors, cinematographers, sound designers, screenwriting, production design and on VFX. Additionally students undertaking this course might include work in archives, curating or distribution.


This unit allows you to further your knowledge and technical ability within your own filmmaking practice. Through a series of practical workshops and assignments, including on documentary filmmaking, you will be given the opportunity to cover some of the following: directing, producing, camera operating, lighting, art direction, sound recording, editing, and sound design.

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Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline and Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

University information

The University for the Creative Arts is an institution dedicated to creating the next wave of leaders across creative industries. Students will be able to explore the creative side of a huge variety of subjects including not only the arts but also business and technology, with subjects from acting to virtual reality. Postgraduate study at UCA is all about inspiring and challenging students to fulfil their creative potential. Students are...more

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