MA Progression: Filmmaking

Take your career in film and TV to the next level. You’ll have a unique opportunity to enjoy both vocational, filmmaking training and academic study on our MA progression agreement.

You will first complete the one-year practical Filmmaking Diploma at London Film Academy followed by up to one additional year of academic study at one of our partner universities (listed below) to complete your Master of the Arts qualification. Progressing onto the MA through LFA enables you to complete your studies at a reduced rate and ensures you get the best of both worlds by experiencing a year of intensive filmmaking followed by a year of traditional university study.  



Year 1: at the London Film Academy 

The first year of the programme takes place at LFA (Filmmaking Diploma), where you will be taught hands-on, practical training led by working practitioners in the Film & TV industry. 

Year 2: at one of our partner universities 

After successfully completing the Filmmaking Diploma you will be eligible for direct entry on one of the University programmes listed below:  


Full time: 6 months

Equivalent of 90 credits transfer to this university


Full time: 4 months / Part time: 8 months

Equivalent 120 credits transfer to this university

MA in Film and Television Production

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MA in Film and Photography

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MA Writing and Performance 

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Year 1: at London Film Academy 

LFA Filmmaking Diploma for UK/EU and International students: £23,000 

Year 2: at one of our partner universities: 





International students: £5,250

UK/EU students: £3,348

MA in Film and Photography

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MA Writing and Performance 

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*Prices based on September 2019. This may change from 2020

There are a number of Bursary placements available per Filmmaking Diploma intake. These positions are given on merit and at LFA's discretion. For further information please contact our Admissions Coordinator on +44 (0) 207 3867711 or email 

Please visit the Funding Your Studies section of our website for more information on a number of funding bodies you can apply to for financial assistance to support your education. 

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent, however, we may also consider students with a non-traditional background on the strength of their previous work experience and/or portfolio
  • Visual and written work submitted prior to attending an interview - we are looking for potential creative ?lmmaking ability as evidenced through visual and written material
  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Some practical experience in film production is desirable, except in cases where student can demonstrate transferable skills in other relevant areas

Application Checklist

Please apply with:

  • One example written piece of work:  A critique of a film you have seen or a film script you have written
  • One example visual piece of work: A presentation of storytelling series of photos or a DVD/web link to a film you have made or a project you have done that reflects your interest in filmmaking
  • Bursary/Scholarship applicants only: A personal statement about why you should be awarded a bursary or scholarship.

Please see Filmmaking Diploma Application Checklist for further details

What kind of students are we looking for?

  • Committed and dedicated people with a proven passion for filmmaking, and want a professional career in film or television
  • Collaborative, articulate and creative people who can demonstrate a strong instinct for the grammar of visual storytelling
  • Those who want a practical education across several key disciplines behind the camera either because you know you want thorough grounding in all areas of the filmmaking process or you are undecided about exactly which area of the film and television industry appeals to your strengths.

To apply online please click on the course date below.

  • 30 September 2019 - 18 September 2020
    Course Fee: £ 23,000.00
  • 05 May 2020 - 16 April 2021
    Course Fee: £ 23,000.00

    Application deadline: 10 March 2020

    Financial assistance deadline: 7 April 2020

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