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MA Cinematography

MetFilm School
1 year
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

MA Cinematography

MA Cinematography builds essential and practical skills to prepare you for a role as Cinematographer/Director of Photography (DOP).

Cinematography is about understanding how to use camera and lighting techniques to tell a story, whether it is screened at the cinema, on TV, or through an iPhone. As technology continues to evolve at an ever increasing rate, the aim of this programme is about more than how to operate a particular piece of equipment – it’s about a deeper understanding of storytelling and the moving image to communicate something meaningful and entertaining to an audience.

Admission requirements

Those wanting to do an MA

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

All applicants must be 18 years or older at the time the programme begins

UK applicants require A 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent.

Language Requirements

EU students

If English is not your first language, or if your previous education was not conducted entirely in English, you will need to provide documented evidence of your English language competence to study a course with us.

Non-EU Students

We currently only accept the ‘IELTS for UKVI’ English language test for Non-EU students wishing to study in the UK. International students need to achieve an overall IELTS 6.5. With a 6.5 in writing and no less than IELTS 5.5 in each other element.

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Program content

Phase One

Screen Induction Lab

This module explores the lifecycle of screen content from conception to delivery through seminars and practical workshops and includes the Say Something film exercise.

Cinematography Boot Camp

An immersive module that covers the core craft skills of cinematography, including the work of the camera department, fundamentals of camera movement and lighting.

Phase Two

Advanced Camera and Lighting

Practical insight and reflection on the mechanics of lighting and camera movement across a range of shooting scenarios.

Commercial Cinematography

Working with students from other MA pathways, the cinematography students act as DOPs on some short-form films and videos for external clients.

Crafting Narrative through Cinematography

Workshops in advanced aspects of cinematography, including night shoots and the moving camera and working in a freelance environment.

Research in Screen Practice

Delivered alongside other modules, students explore key research methods and concepts.

Phase Three

Master’s Project

A mostly self-directed module during which students work under the guidance of their course leader or advisor towards the development and completion of a final film project for which they are the cinematographer.

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About this institute

Met Film School

MetFilm School

MetFilm School is a leading film, television, and online media school offering undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses across various craft areas. The school has campuses in London and Berlin; all courses are taught in English. Classes are led by award-winning...

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MetFilm School

Ealing Studios, Ealing Green
W5 5EP London
United Kingdom

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