If you’ve had a life-long fascination with the world of science fiction and fantasy, you are probably aware that eight out of the top 10 grossing films of all time are in this genre, with Avatar and Avengers: Endgame taking the top two spots, alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and many other Marvel Avengers instalments (Age of Ultron, Infinity War, Black Panther, Avengers Assemble), as well as Jurassic World.
It’s a multi-million dollar industry, with increasingly spectacular special effects and big name directors, stars and celebrities in these films providing a seemingly unstoppable rise in popularity and success. Now also dominating streaming platforms such as Netflix, HBO, Disney+ and Apple TV, as well as games, comics, animation and so much more, sci-fi and fantasy are currently the most lucrative products of popular entertainment.
This rapidly changing environment is what makes our MA Film: Science Fiction and Fantasy so exciting.
What we can offer you
Take your passion to a whole new level with this programme, the only Film Masters of its kind in the UK inspired by science fiction and fantasy across film, television, comics, games, animation and other visual media in which you will graduate with both a UK and US postgraduate degree, opening up doors to global industry opportunities.
Explore this genre from an intercultural perspective in a truly international environment in Kensington, located centrally within London and just a few short tube stops away from the world’s top entertainment production companies and film industry locations.
It will equip you with the professional skills and experience to work successfully in a variety of arts, film, television and cultural industries, from pre-to-post production, to professional project and studio management.
You will explore whether you wish to be a writer, producer, director, editor, visual effects artist and digital storyteller, actor, set technician or involved in the advertising and distribution of science fiction and fantasy entertainment products. Or you may wish to continue with more study and research in the same field.
Our world renowned experts
Our MA Film: Science Fiction and Fantasy programme equips you with both the practical and theoretical learning you need to create outstanding films and screen productions in a professional context, supported by expert academic and technical staff. Our faculty include internationally renowned science fiction and fantasy writers in both fiction and academia, having received and been nominated for over 40 awards (such as the Arthur C. Clarke Award, as well as World Fantasy and British Fantasy Awards).
Our teaching team specialise and are published in genres such as Superheroes (Marvel, DC), Post-Apocalyptic Worlds and Dystopias, Cyberpunk and Steampunk, Alternate and Future Histories, Colonisations of Other Worlds, Planetary Romance, Time Travel, Uncanny Horror, the History of Witchcraft, also having written for BBC’s Doctor Who and more.