Full time & Part time October MA 1 Year (full-time), 2 Years (part-time)

About the course

Our course is for talented and emerging filmmakers seeking to learn through making, to look beyond the short film, to define themselves as artists within film practice and to gain that vital experience demanded by the industry.

The course represents an exciting opportunity for students to challenge and build on their previous achievements and to study at an advanced level. Students deepen their knowledge and their ability to focus on their chosen field in relation to the key aspects that inform it.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will usually have a 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate level qualification in Art, Design, Media or Performance and will be interested in experimentation and innovative practice within a structured framework leading to Masters outcomes.

International applicants must also hold a relevant English Language qualification.


2020/21 Home/EU fees £8,000 (full-time) £4000 (part-time)
2020/21 International fees £18,500

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Student Profile(s)

Darius Shu

Despite only graduating in June 2018, Darius Shu was chosen to be Director of Photography for a film that has won a number of international awards.

Secret Child is now screening at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles after being officially selected for the Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival.

Its cast features Fiona Glasscott, set to star in the upcoming Harry Potter universe film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, as well as Aaron McCusker, who will be in Bohemian Rhapsody, the soon to be released Queen biopic.

And Darius has been nominated for Best Cinematography at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, the Oniros Film Awards in Italy and the Largo Film Awards in Switzerland.

Speaking about his success, Darius said: “I feel proud to have people see your hard work and appreciate it. It’s a great thing because this is not just a recognition of my work, but for the people and crew who I worked together with as well.

“Having a film shown at prestigious film festivals in Los Angeles, Europe and London is an amazing way to showcase the film to the world.

“Most importantly, I just love being behind the camera because I love to shoot, tell a story and make beautiful images.”

The film, which centres on a boy brought up in a secretive Catholic hostel for single mothers in Dublin in the 1950s, is also screening at the New Renaissance Film Festival in London in August 2018.

But Secret Child, which is set to be adapted for TV, is not the only work that has won Darius acclaim as two other films he shot, Pardaa and Khoj, were both winners on the international stage.

And Darius says his time at AUB has played a key role in helping him find success in the cutthroat movie industry so quickly.

He said: “AUB has provided me a great platform and study experience to work and meet with the most creative like-minded individuals through its collaborative structure and intense course.

“I’m grateful to have tutors who has guided and supported me throughout the year including my cinematography tutor Witold Stok.

“The practical course allowed me to challenge and push myself to be a better cinematographer and a filmmaker as a whole. ”

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