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MA Cinematography for Film and Television

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Cinematography is at the heart of film and television production, orchestrating camera, lens, lights and motion to create the visual aesthetic of the film.

This course will help you to develop key intellectual and practical skills that meet and exceed current industry practice and expectations.

  • Study specialist production units, providing you with an environment in which to develop creative, technical, digital camera and lighting, narrative storytelling, and collaborative skills.
  • Take the opportunity to be involved in research or use your expertise to suggest new avenues for us to explore.
  • Through collaborative and individual production you will build up a strong and distinctive showreel, which you will use as your calling card to the industry.
  • Graduate from an International Moving Image Society (IMIS) accredited degree, awarded to practice-based courses that best prepare students for a career in the industry.
  • Learn from high-level industry staff expertise, whose research and industry expertise will equip you to make the most of the evolving digital marketplace.
  • Take advantage of opportunities with RedBalloon, an award-winning professional production unit based in the Faculty of Media and Communication.
  • Benefit from regular guest lectures from industry professionals, previous speakers include: Billy Williams - Director of Photography of Gandhi, Women in Love and On Golden Pond; Ben Steel - Director/Cinematographer of Hunted, NYPD The Biggest Gang in New York and The Gypsy Matchmaker; Sue Tanner - Production Designer for Downton Abbey, Cold Feet and The Dresser and take part in Camera Masterclasses including Arri, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Red, Phantom HS and Olympus HS.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Accreditations:

The International Moving Image Society (IMIS)

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

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Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

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Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

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