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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 58152 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
GBP 58352 per total

All study options

About Filmmaking at London Film School

An intensive two-year course 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.

Study options for this course

  • 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 study2 years
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course feesGBP 58152 per totalInternational course feesGBP 58352 per total

Entry requirements

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide proof of proficiency in English.

London Film School accepts a number of language tests from applicants from the EU/EEA. The preferred language test is IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

We may be able to accept other language tests where applicants have achieved at least CEFR level B2 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening; unless exempted from sitting a component by a test provider on the basis of your disability). We recommend that you check with the LFS Admissions Manager ( admissions@lfs.org.uk ) before booking a test other than IELTS.

Applicants who have recently successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or above) in a majority-English speaking country may not be required to provide proof of proficiency in English and should contact us at admissions@lfs.org.uk.

What students think about London Film School

    Olivier Kaempfer, 2007 Graduate, Producer

    Testimonial from Olivier Kaempfer, 2007 Graduate, Producer, student at London Film School

    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 for BORROWED TIME, MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

    Duncan Jones (LFS Graduate 2001), Director

    Testimonial from Duncan Jones (LFS Graduate 2001), Director, student at London Film School

    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 for MOON, SOURCE CODE, WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING, MUTE, ROGUE TROOPER

    Simón Mesa Soto (MA Filmmaking 2014), Director

    Testimonial from Simón Mesa Soto (MA Filmmaking 2014), Director, student at London Film School

    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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