What will I learn?

On this programme, we encourage you to find individual approaches through directing work in documentary, drama or experimental film. Through exercises and short films, we also nurture work which challenges norms and boundaries of film or cinematography.These experiences will help you:* find your own creative identities* perfect skills that will help you find work in the industry on graduationBy the time you graduate you will have worked on several films in different roles. **Practical skills**You will gain practical experience in:* directing * camerawork* sound * editingThis helps you explore how every aspect of film can be a means of creative expression. We strive to work as a film community across years. We encourage you to combine and learn from different technologies and conventions. You will learn the creativity needed to enter the film and television industries with a fresh approach to changing technologies and cinematic ideas. **Masterclasses**You will benefit from:* workshops and masterclasses from internal and visiting staff, who all work and exhibit internationally in film and television * sessions provided by Edinburgh College of Art's (ECA) Scottish Documentary Institute **Design and Screen Cultures**You will study Design and Screen Cultures courses alongside your practical studio work. These courses give you a contextual and theoretical understanding of the holistic nature of contemporary screen studies. In year one and two you can also enrol in different option courses offered by the wider University to broaden your horizons.

Which department am I in?

Edinburgh College of Art

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£30,400.00 (US$ 40,533) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022


Central area campus

George Square,


Edinburgh, City Of,

EH8 9JZ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum entry requirements in the standardised tests are: ACT score of 27 plus two AP scores at 4+ or two SAT subject tests at 650+; SAT score of 1290+ (650+ in Evidence based reading and Writing and 620+ in Math) plus two AP scores at 4+ or two SAT subject tests at 650+; 3 AP scores at 4+; 3 SAT Subject Test scores of 650+; A combination of the AP and SAT, such as 1 AP score at 4+ and 2 SAT Subject Tests at 650+. A combination of AP and SAT Subject tests are acceptable, provided they are in different subjects. For example, AP French and SAT Physics are acceptable as two scores, but AP French and SAT French are only considered once. Students with International Baccalaureate or French Baccalaureate will be considered. The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is accepted for entry. The Diploma must include three Cambridge International A Levels achieved with points equivalent to the A Level grade requirements for the programme including required subjects. Many of our degree programmes require that you have some experience of the subject at high school. This means that one or more of your three standardised test scores must include specific subject requirements, such as an AP score or SAT subject test in a certain subject relevant to the degree you are applying to. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate degree programmes.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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