Description

If you are passionate about pursuing a career as a cinematographer in an environment that promotes innovative filmmaking, this programme is for you. With its unique blend of hands-on workshops, studio and location filming exercises, and high production value collaborative film projects, the MA Filmmaking (Cinematography) elevates your skills as a moving-image storyteller to the level of Director of Photography.

What we offer

The MA Filmmaking (Cinematography) is a pathway of the Goldsmiths MA Filmmaking. It is housed in a new purpose-built media facility with state-of-the-art teaching spaces including film and photography studios equipped with Arri cameras and lighting.

You’ll learn sophisticated camera, lighting and gripping techniques, and will perform all camera department roles from Director of Photography to Camera Operator, Focus-puller, Gaffer, Camera Assistant, Spark and Grip. You’ll work on a number of exercises and films per term in your specialist role, culminating in a major film production towards the end of the degree. Throughout the degree, you’ll also gain parallel experience in related cine roles by crewing for your fellow cinematographer classmates.

In addition to developing professional-level skills in your specialist craft area, you’ll attend classes in related disciplines such as Directing and Editing and advance your collaborative skills by working with students across all specialisations, including writers, producers and sound designers. The horizontal framework is designed to stimulate collaborative practice by introducing you to a breadth of filmmaking knowledge combined with a high level of expertise as an accomplished cinematographer.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time

Module Details:

Compulsory modules

  • Cinematography: Specialist Skills 30 credits
  • Contemporary Screen Narratives in Practice and Theory 15 credits

Screen School options

  • Social Activist Film 15 credits
  • Adaptation and Script Editing 30 credits
  • Archaeology of the Moving Image 15 credits
  • Camera Fundamentals 15 credits
  • Experimental Media 30 credits or 15 credits
  • Filmmakers Make Theory 15 credits
  • Film Producing Fundamentals 15 credits
  • Representing Reality 15 credits
  • Sound Design Fundamentals 15 credits
  • The Ascent of the Image 15 credits
  • Visual Storytelling 30 credits
  • Doctor Holby: Writing for Existing Continuing TV Drama Series 15 credits
  • Media Law and Ethics 15 credits
  • Practical Law for Film-makers 15 credits

Student Destinations

Recent alumni are active in the film, media and cultural industries around the world as:

  • cinematographers
  • film camera operators
  • television camera operators
  • lighting designers
  • focus pullers
  • gaffers
  • grips
  • steadicam operators

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £12440 International - full-time: £23860

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject as well as a level of practical experience from work in the arts or the media.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Because funding deadlines and requirements vary around the world, applications are considered on a rolling basis from February onwards and places on the programme fill up across the recruitment cycle. For this reason, we strongly advise you to submit your completed application as early as you can.

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