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Advanced Film Practice (MFA)

Course Description

This course gives you the chance to develop, produce and complete a short cinema film to professional standards.

Develop your creative and professional skills through practical exercises and masterclasses with leading industry practitioners.

This course ideal for ambitious directors, producers or writers looking to make the leap to professional filmmaking, or seasoned professionals looking to work on the big screen.

We offer great scope for collaboration, with more than 200 students engaged in film activities – from cinematography and editing to documentary and animation.

In addition to acquiring practical skills, you’ll also create projects that form the basis of your portfolio.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MFA-Advanced-Film-Practice-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

Develop your existing skills to a near-professional level, collaborating with students and working practitioners alike to create a fully funded short film, documentary, feature film script or similar finished creative product.

Your qualification carries Screen Academy status, the only film qualification in Scotland to offer this, and one of only a few throughout the UK.

On entry into this course, you will already have demonstrated advanced skills in production, direction or screenwriting. By graduation, you will have honed these skills and added to them. You’ll learn techniques to further develop your creative voice, plus the production skills necessary to bring a film project to completion.

Subjects include:
- Project Development and Pre-production
- Project Production and Post-production

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


This course maximises your chances of success in a tough industry. Your qualification carries Creative Skillset Film Academy status – giving us and our graduates credibility in the industry.

You will meet and work with industry practitioners, building contacts and networks that will help form the basis of a potential career.

Our graduates’ films have screened at festivals throughout the world including Edinburgh, Venice and Kolkata and many of our alumni go on to pick up prestigious awards and commissions.

Visit the Advanced Film Practice (MFA) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Usual requirements for admission to the MFA Advanced Film Practice programme are an honours degree and a Masters in a film-related discipline. We may consider candidates who possess professional or semi-professional experience equivalent to formal qualifications.

Course Fees

Please see View Website for up-to-date fee & funding information.

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