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The award
MA

How long you will study
find out

Domestic course fees
GBP 59298 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, January, May

International course fees
GBP 59498 per total

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About Filmmaking at London Film School

An intensive two-year course with a School located in the heart of London, the MA Filmmaking trains to a professional level in a full range of filmmaking skills. Students leave with a portfolio of directing, cinematography, editing, producing and sound credits on at least 10 films - usually many more. The school produces around 180 films each year on this particular programme and last year these screened at over 180 festivals, winning many prizes, including the Cannes Palme d’Or for Best Short Film, the most prestigious festival accolade.

Learning is based around short film production. Each term these film exercises become more technically sophisticated, more considered and more complex in their ambitions. The school specifies the skill base for each exercise, providing the equipment and training students to new levels in each of the various craft skills. Students make all aesthetic decisions, while solving problems similar to those faced by professional units, on a steeply increasing slope of difficulty. The work is constantly assessed and critiqued. 

This is the core of The London Film School method. Students learn by applying themselves to aesthetic and practical problems generated by the actual process of filmmaking.  This is why the school pushes through so many productions, and why students have more opportunities to work on films than they can realistically take up.

A COMPETITIVE EDGE

All LFS students learn important filmmaking skills, and practise them in a working unit. There is no film career which is not greatly enriched by an active practical knowledge of the other specialisations. This makes an LFS graduate stand out from future professional colleagues with a single specialisation, at any level. 

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptember, January, MayDomestic course feesGBP 59298 per totalInternational course feesGBP 59498 per total

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least one of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours; or 
  • An equivalent (international) or higher qualification; or
  • An equivalent professional qualification; or
  • Substantial professional experience in film or a related area.

You are welcome to apply even if you haven't made films, but feel you have the ability to and meet our minimum entry requirements. 

We believe that filmmaking talent shows itself in many different ways and we are interested in applications who have a passion for film, but a background or portfolio of work in, for example: theatre, journalism, still photography, graphic design or another creative discipline. 

We are looking forward to hearing why you think you are a filmmaker.

The language of teaching and assessment is English. All students must have a satisfactory knowledge of the English language, due to the need to understand the intensive course of lectures and the demands of group work. Students whose first language is not English will therefore need to provide proof of proficiency in English. More information can be found here.

What students think about London Film School

    Olivier Kaempfer, 2007 Graduate, Producer

    What I valued was the opportunity to explore many different roles, because it gives you empathy with others in the team. It also gives you more flexibility in your career – important in such a fast-evolving industry.

    Producer of BORROWED TIME, MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

    Duncan Jones (LFS Graduate 2001), Director

    The beauty of a good film school is that it invites you to make mistakes, but never dampens your enthusiasm. At LFS I made plenty, and ignited a passion.

    Director of MOON, SOURCE CODE, WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING, MUTE, ROGUE TROOPER

    Simón Mesa Soto (MA Filmmaking 2014), Director

    Two years of constant exploration helps you understand your place in cinema.

    Graduation film LEIDI won the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film, Cannes Film Festival 2014

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