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Full time | University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus) | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Film / Video Production

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc Film Production helps you develop a critical and practical approach to production workflows, digital film technology, and the creative practices involved in film production. We focus on helping you grow your creative abilities to a high professional standard. Film production is an increasingly dynamic sector and this course highlights the importance of practice-based research and film projects. Teaching takes place in brand new film production facilities, which includes studios, post-production suites and a sound studio. The MSc route includes courses on the technological aspects of filmmaking, including cinematography, production practice, film research, and editing. An alternative MA route explores areas such as writing, directing and producing. Optional courses cover topics such as directing screen performance and sound design. You will also use digital camera equipment currently used in the industry, including RED, Canon C300 and Arri Alexa systems.

This course is aimed at students preparing to make the transition from education to employment in the film industry. The film sector needs graduates with specialist expertise, but also creative thinkers who are deadline-driven and project-minded; capable of managing digital workflows in an enterprising manner, and taking initiative. This is the kind of approach we encourage and help our students to develop. Career options are wide-ranging. They include studio and location camera work, editing/post-production, screenwriting, producing, TV and commercial work, and multimedia design and production.


The aims of this module are: to research and critique the historical context and application of editing techniques; to develop strategies for managing editing and post-production workflows; and to undertake practice-based exercises in editing and develop independent workflows. On successful completion of this module a student will be able to: analyse and critique historical and contemporary editing techniques and practice; plan, budget and manage an independent post-production workflow (grasping the importance of budgeting and time management) in varied film production contexts; develop a systematic understanding of the techniques of video editing; evaluate their own editing practice in a methodical and academic manner; and demonstrate autonomy when negotiating the professional context of the editing and post-production market, taking initiative when making decisions regarding self-promotion and responding to market demands.

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Entry requirements

You should have a good undergraduate degree, typically at 2.1 or above, in a relevant subject. If you have a good honours degree in another discipline, we may consider your application if your profile and motivation indicate a substantial interest in the fields of media and creativity. You will need an open mind towards interdisciplinary work and you must be capable of theoretical and methodological rigour. You will need to provide a personal statement and academic/professional references indicating your suitability for the course. You should also consider areas of interest that you could explore during your studies, prior to attending an interview. You must provide a link to your online video show-reel or digital portfolio. For film professionals, we will consider five years' relevant professional experience in place of academic qualifications.

Department profile

At the University of Greenwich, we’re proud that our students have ranked us in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 as the top university in the UK for postgraduate study. You'll learn from expert teaching staff with close connections to industry and prepare yourself for global opportunities. Whether you’re considering a taught Master’s degree or postgraduate research study, we offer a great place to study. Our strength is in our faculty’s...more

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