University of Edinburgh

MA/MFA Film Directing


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA/MFA Film Directing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

If you want to expand and develop your own philosophy as a filmmaker with the support of an award-winning and passionate community of teachers and peers our MA / MFA Film Directing is for you.

Working alongside documentary makers, directors, producers, screenwriters and cinematographers, you will explore your creativity, exchange ideas and take a fresh approach to emerging technologies.

Our programme is built on an intensive period of making work and learning from the process, encouraging you to refine your vision as a filmmaker by focusing on one main project (a drama or a documentary).

You will work as part of a film community with a wide and varied group of international students, who are all equally passionate about filmmaking. Building community and supporting each other’s work as well as learning how to manage input on your own film is vital.

The work our students create is highly acclaimed; most recently this has included an Oscar nomination and a short listing two years running. We believe this is testimony to the effectiveness of our thorough, questioning approach.


Accredited by the University of Edinburgh

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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