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MA Producing Film & Television

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Do you want to learn how to turn your ideas into reality? Whether you plan to manage the next generation of film and television programmes, shape a career as a development exec or production manager, or even run your own production company, this course will give you the practical and theoretical grounding to achieve your ambitions in the dynamic world of media production.

  • You will learn from professionals with experience from across the industry including line producers, directors and first assistant directors.
  • Work in a production office environment to plan your projects, mirroring industry practice.
  • Work collaboratively with students in related subjects (directing, editing, sound design, screenwriting and cinematography), learn how to work collaboratively in a creative environment, mirroring industry practice.
  • 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 industry guest speakers and get involved in the alumni mentoring scheme to build your skills.
  • Take advantage of opportunities with RedBalloon, an award-winning professional production unit based in the Faculty of Media and Communication.
  • Take the opportunity to apply for a BAFTA scholarship programme for a chance to receive financial support towards your studies, mentoring support from a BAFTA member and access to BAFTA events around the UK.

See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Accreditations:

International Moving Image Society (IMIS)

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. 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.

Download the programme specification (pdf 679kb)

Your application

For MA Producing Film and Television we are looking for applicants who:

  • Have some work experience within a media environment, ideally producing their own work
  • Display the ambition, commitment, organisational flair and team working skills required to work in their chosen media production specialism
  • Are creative and enthusiastic
  • Can adapt to varying demands/workloads.

How to apply

Entry requirements

RedBalloon opportunities

RedBalloon Productions is an award-winning professional production unit based in the Media and Communication Faculty at BU. RedBalloon offers paid work to second and final year students and graduates, including opportunities for editors, production managers, sound assistants and runners, a great way to enhance your CV with professional credits and networking. Students work alongside professional crew and for a wide range of clients from local charities to national organisations such as The National Trust, Exeter Cathedral and Bournemouth Courts of Justice.

Read about some recent projects our students have been working on. 

Visit the RedBalloon website to find out more

Careers

This course equips you with the skills to help you to succeed in a variety of production roles. Our graduates have gone on to prosper in careers with cutting-edge production companies and media organisations, utilising the practical experience and industry understanding they have developed during their studies.

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 year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

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 teaching staff can change.

Course changes