Master in Film & Visual Arts

General

Program Description

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program.

Our programs balance the study of the craft with practical experience to train students to be the best filmmakers and visual artists and performers they can be. This is achieved by a rigorous schedule of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and immediate practical experience.

The program prepares the next generation of smart screen creatives. It builds creative and technical skills essential to succeed in today's film, television, and new media industries. Our professional tutors and high-caliber guest speakers teach the fundamentals of storytelling, production, and screen business skills.

  • Career skills: Secure employment in the creative screen industries with first-hand practical guidance from working industry professionals
  • Real-life experience: Build an attractive portfolio and put your knowledge into practice during the course, by working with external companies and creating projects for industry clients
  • High-caliber guest speakers and tutors: Learn from the best industry professionals
  • Intensive and fast: Complete your course in just two years and start working in the industry faster

The East London Visual Arts and Film program will test your ability to juggle projects, meet tight deadlines, and manage your creative energies. The goal is to provide you with the skills and background you need to expand and express your creative vision and develop career skills in multiple visual media.

In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on experience. Our program arranges internships at film studios, production, and post-production companies, providing a network of real industry contacts that will help you after graduation. Students in the Photo Italy course travel to Italy for several weeks of hands-on photography in the summer, and other students have studied abroad across the globe.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Founded in 1998, East London University is one of the country’s premier private universities. The University's S1-hectare campus, a few kilometers south of downtown East London, is home to more than 2 ... Read More

Founded in 1998, East London University is one of the country’s premier private universities. The University's S1-hectare campus, a few kilometers south of downtown East London, is home to more than 2,300 students hailing from all regions of the South Africa and 27 other countries. Read less