London Film School
London Film School (LFS) is the oldest film school in the UK. For more than 65 years, LFS has been the place for emerging creative talent to hone their craft, find their voice and engage directly with the vibrant UK screen industries. The School offers a two-year MA in Filmmaking, a one-year MA in Screenwriting, a one-year MA in International Film Business, and a PhD in Film by Practice, as well as short courses and summer schools.
The School is celebrated for its commitment to film, innovation and creative freedom, and its reputation for teaching excellence and practical learning. Located in the heart of London’s Covent Garden, LFS welcomes a student cohort from every corner of the globe.
Our flagship MA Filmmaking course is an intensive two-year non-specialist programme, accredited by the University of Warwick. This prestigious programme, attended by filmmakers across the world, trains students to a professional level in six key areas of filmmaking; directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound and production design.
The experience offered is built around the notion that filmmaking is a collaborative process, not a product of any one individual. Students engage in all disciplines, with their fellow students and staff and complete a new film each term.
Practical learning is at the heart of the programme and enrolment takes place in January, May and September each year.
MA Screenwriting is a rigorous one-year programme, accredited by the University of Warwick, that develops the writer’s original voice, embeds professional practice, stimulates reflective and critical approaches. The MA Screenwriting provides a unique opportunity to develop a full-length feature film script, with individual mentoring and guidance from industry mentors. Screenwriting students have opportunities to work with filmmaking students to make several short films across the year.
The programme has one intake a year; each September.
MA International Film Business
MA International Film Business unites London Film School, the world’s key postgraduate filmmaking school, with the University of Exeter’s Film department and Business School. The marriage brings together unique film production, market expertise, and exceptional research and teaching on film culture and history. This MA combines high-level teaching skills with a unique practitioner-driven industry access programme, providing students with the key business tools and contacts needed to build a career in film.
The programme is offered every September, and applications are made directly to the University of Exeter.
Phd by Practice
The University of Exeter College of Humanities is able to offer doctoral studentships to fund doctoral study in Film by Practice, as a joint degree with London Film School. These doctoral studentships are tenable for up to three years and cover full tuition fees and a maintenance allowance.
Scholarships & Funding
Several Scholarship opportunities are available to UK and International students both within and out with the school. A small example of Scholarship opportunities include;
- The Leverhulme Arts Scholarship open to UK and eligible EU applicants for each September intake of our MA Filmmaking and MA Screenwriting course.
- BAFTA UK Scholarship program for UK applicants across our MA Filmmaking and MA Screenwriting courses.
- Chevening Scholarships available to eligible international applicants to our MA Screenwriting program.
Our graduates are established in film and television production in more than eighty countries. You’ll spot lots of known names amongst our notable alumni,
London Film School
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