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Screen: DirectingCentral Saint Martins
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Location: Central Saint Martins
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/01/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £22500
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University of the Arts London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
A Drama Centre course at Central Saint Martins, MA Screen: Directing trains you to inspire creative performance from actors on screen. Working closely with MA Screen: Acting, this course gives you the intellectual and artistic tools to tell story through narrative drama. It is part of the Performance programme.MA Screen: Directing provides training for directors interested in character-led storytelling. The course will prepare you for work in film, television and related fields by bringing together the key skills required to produce high-quality, filmed drama. The course focuses on the importance of genre, casting and narrative. From storyboard to subtext, you will develop your own distinct artistic voice.As part of the Performance programme at Central Saint Martins, MA Screen: Directing offers the opportunity to collaborate with other courses and is delivered in close collaboration with MA Screen: Acting. On the course, you will develop an understanding of the director's role as an accurate interpreter of scripts and how to tell stories through actors. Working with MA Screen: Acting, the course provides insight into acting methodologies and processes. This is designed to give you the necessary vocabulary and abilities to thrive in the industry. Alongside the technical demands of film-making, you will experience the acting process from both sides of the camera. With this training, you will develop the ability to understand and resolve acting problems. Integrating individual and group work, MA Screen: Directing promotes collaborative, joined-up thinking in the creative process of screen-based fiction. Teaching also encompasses a solid foundation in the skills needed to develop screenplays and work with screenwriters.About Central Saint MartinsCentral Saint Martins is a world-renowned arts and design college which brings together a diverse range of creative practices under one roof. It is known for breaking new ground and asking difficult questions. Across nine programmes of study, the College champions the power of imagination, curiosity, diligence, ambition and risk-taking. It challenges the cores of its disciplines, encouraging collision and exchange across boundaries to create unexpected outcomes. It aspires to give students the confidence to unearth ideas and formations that might provoke and disturb accepted norms. The Central Saint Martins community is dedicated to constantly discovering new ways of thinking, making and doing.Situated in King's Cross, Central Saint Martins sits at the heart of a dynamic part of London: Google, The Guardian, Tom Dixon, Universal Music, Camden Council and many others are both neighbours and partners. Students are empowered by the College's world-class teaching, technical and support staff as well as inspired by their individual practices and industry experience. Central Saint Martins is often recognised for its academic excellence. In 2017, the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design was awarded Outstanding' by Ofsted, and the College was named best provider of both undergraduate and postgraduate fashion education in the Business of Fashion's Global Fashion School Rankings in 2016 and 2017 consecutively. Courses sit within nine programmes: Access and Progression to Higher Education; Art; Culture and Enterprise; Fashion; Graphic Communication Design; Jewellery, Textiles and Materials; Performance; Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design; and Spatial Practices.
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The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows: An honours degree in acting, drama, directing, theatre studies, dance, or a relevant art and design discipline OR A Level 3 Diploma from a recognised professional drama or dance school OR An equivalent EU / international qualification.
IELTS: 6.5 (at least 5.5 in each)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of the Arts, London.
About this university
Students travel from over one hundred different countries to study at the colleges within the university due to the internationally recognised courses on offer. For those to whom English isnâ€™t a first language, there is free English language support and courses on offer for the duration of their study through the Language Centre. There is also help on hand for matters such as immigration and visas and the university has an airport pick up service in place so that there is someone on hand from the very beginning of their student life. There is also a student advice service for day-to-day matters such as finances and getting work while studying. All students are automatically a member of the Students Union who are on hand to help with extracurricular activities as well as support and advice across a range of subjects. The union organise the various clubs and societies on offer to occupy time between studies including arts groups, sports clubs and also helping others through volunteering and charity groups. So whatever a studentâ€™s interest there is something for them and if not, they can look to begin their own club as well. The union also operates the Students Union Advice Service offering free and impartial advice on various topics, all of which is completely confidential. The union also operates a shop supplying students with a range of useful items as well as branded products to help raise money for the charity.