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Film Making MA: Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

We usually expect applicants to have:

  • a passion for film making;
  • a distinct and individual voice;
  • a second class degree or above in a humanities subject (film, media studies, languages, history, English etc) or in any other subject relating to the art and craft of film making.

We also carefully consider non-standard entrants with relevant personal and work experience who can demonstrate the interest, commitment and ability required to make their own films.

Portfolio guidelines
 
For your portfolio of work we would like to see short films or clips of longer works you have made (no longer than 10 minutes of a longer work). Please send this as a weblink (remember to make sure that you send a password, or make the work publicly available for viewing).

Carefully select and edit your work to produce an exciting, creative and representative portfolio which informs us about your skills, interests and shows your current film making skills. It is necessary for us to know exactly what role you undertook in the making of these films, so at the end of your personal statement (link to Personal Statement section below) please include a list of your works and your role in their productions. We are also happy to look at photography work, and a limited set of website links pertaining to your work.
 
We would also like you to include a short video of yourself answering the following questions. Please do not read your answers from a script, we would like to see you speak spontaneously to camera.
 
1. What kind of films do you want to make/stories do you want to tell and why?
2. Why did you choose our MA film making to apply to, what are you looking to gain from the course?
 
Personal statement
 
Please also upload an additional personal statement which answers the following questions:
 
1. Which films and film makers are you inspired by and why?
2. What film making experience do you have and what are your strengths and weaknesses in this experience?
3. Can you describe an experience of group work? What was your role and what did you learn about working as part of a group?
4. Which role in film making do you most want to develop and why?

Interviews

We normally invite applicants for an interview with the course director or another senior member of the teaching team. International students based overseas can arrange for an interview by email or telephone.

Prior learning – AP(E)L

Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. Contact the faculty office for further information.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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020 3308 9930*

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Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9930*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

View Penrhyn Road on our Google Maps
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