Screen Academy Scotland is an active filmmaking hub in the culturally vibrant city of Edinburgh. It offers great scope for collaboration, with some 200 or so students at undergraduate and postgraduate level engaged in diverse film activities. Students can also draw on support from tutors who themselves have significant experience in the industry.
The Screen Academy is a professionally-equipped facility and we expect student work to aspire to a level that is close to industry standard. As it's one of only three film academies in the UK accredited by Creative Skillset, the film industry’s skills body, it gives our graduates significant credibility in the industry.
In addition, Screen Academy students can buy an industry pass at a heavily-discounted rate to attend screenings, master classes and networking events at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.
This course will advance your knowledge of your chosen specialist area as well as giving you a rounded understanding of other film making disciplines. The emphasis on professional skills will help maximise your chance of success.
Previous graduates have had their films screened at festivals around the world, including Venice, Beijing, Kolkata and Edinburgh. Many have gone on to win awards and commissions for TV and feature film projects.
- Creative Practice for Film and TV
- Collaborative Techniques for Film 1
Trimester 1 (optional)
- The Business of Screen Project Development
- Script Workshop 1
- Writing and Screen Project Development
- Motion Graphics (editors only)
- Creative Practice for Cinema
- Collaborative Techniques for Film 2
- Critical Film Study
Graduate film screening at Edinburgh Filmhouse in late autumn
MA Film is taught by a range of professionals from a number of specialisms.
- Tina Gonzalez comes from a post-production background and has been an editor and colourist for over twenty years. She has worked on a range of programmes from dramas to documentaries for the BBC, Granada and Sky.
- Susie Brown is an experienced Line Producer/Production Manager in drama, documentary and television features. Over 30 years in the industry, she has worked in the production of film and television for BBC, C4, ITV, Polygram, Working Title and many others.
- Gary Hall is a skilled cinematography tutor with many years of industry experience.
We also engage a range of professional practitioners as visiting lecturers on the programme.