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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.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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.

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer for postgraduate students to consult about specific opportunities relevant to the course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Different course options

Full time | University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus) | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aims of this module are: to understand the professional operation and utilisation of professional cinematography camera systems and contemporary pre- and post-production workflows; to explore the new areas of cinematographic practice and the latest technological developments, and its relationship to new approaches to visual aesthetics and modern production techniques; to develop technical and aesthetic skills appropriate to professional expectations; and to explore the interconnectedness between different technical processes in film making and their relationship to other areas of creative practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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

Undertaking your postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences is your opportunity to study at one of London’s most beautiful campuses, based on the banks of the River Thames. We cover a range of academic disciplines across four very distinct schools....more

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