Choosing the best MA Filmmaking Program for Documentaries. Goldsmiths or UCL?

Which is the best MA Filmmaking program for Documentaries in the UK?

  • Goldsmiths (MA in Filmmaking)

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • UCL (MA Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Edinburgh College of Art (MA Film Directing)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    1

docfilmmaker12

New Member
Hi! I'm shortlisted for a full-time scholarship award in the UK and now I have to pick the postgraduate program I would like to join. I'm keen on programs that focus on documentary filmmaking and so far I've narrowed down to 2 choices: Goldsmiths (MA Filmmaking--Screen Documentary Pathway) and UCL (MA Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking).

They both to have their pros and cons and now I'm really having a hard time picking my top choice. I've already received an unconditional offer from Goldsmiths, I'm just waiting on UCL (University College London), which I hope will be positive as well.

Can anyone who has attended any of these programs give some input? Thank you!
 

IndecisiveElle

Contributor
FilmSchool.org Writer
Chapman
Unfortunately we don't seem to have a lot of members that attend non-US film schools. But please keep us updated on what you decide! Hopefully you can be a good resource for future applications to both schools.
 

xLorenzoM

Member
Chapman
Hi! I'm shortlisted for a full-time scholarship award in the UK and now I have to pick the postgraduate program I would like to join. I'm keen on programs that focus on documentary filmmaking and so far I've narrowed down to 2 choices: Goldsmiths (MA Filmmaking--Screen Documentary Pathway) and UCL (MA Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking).

They both to have their pros and cons and now I'm really having a hard time picking my top choice. I've already received an unconditional offer from Goldsmiths, I'm just waiting on UCL (University College London), which I hope will be positive as well.

Can anyone who has attended any of these programs give some input? Thank you!
Hey, so at one point I was considering doing film school in London. All the schools didn't seem very helpful though as when I emailed them for information it took ages for them to get back. My mom's side of my family lives in London so I go there a lot.

I randomly I visited Goldsmith's when I was in London in December. It seemed interesting but I never got a chance to go inside the building or anything. The interior seemed like a mini Hogwarts but idk I didn't really get the best vibe when I was there. I know this doesn't help at all but I thought I'd just throw in my $0.02.

The NFTS has the most notoriety in London so I'd check there first.
 

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