The course is taught over three trimesters, starting in September.
In the first and second of these, you will focus on research into your idea and into the professional context for your work in the PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE MODULE (60 credits). We will agree a set of exercises and tasks to help develop craft skills, professional contacts and industry knowledge relating to the area in which you wish to work. These exercises are gathered into a portfolio for assessment.
In the final trimester, you will apply these ideas, skills, contacts, connections and confidence to the development of your final project in the PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MODULE (60 credits). You will get feedback on your final project from Edinburgh Napier staff and from an industry professional working in your area.
Students will work with Programme Leader James Mavor and other key staff at Edinburgh Napier.
In addition, each student will have access to a pool of industry mentors, building on contacts and connections with industry developed over the 15 years since the launch of Screen Academy Scotland. A number of former MFA students, now working professionally, may be available as mentors.
You will also have access to a range of classes, master-classes and workshops across the range of postgraduate programmes at the Screen Academy Scotland and Edinburgh Napier University. Students will have access to the production and post-production facilities and resources at Edinburgh Napier University.
- Professional Practice - personal and project research, industry context, professional Development;
- Project Development - preparation, feedback, reworking and final presentation.