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MA Producing Film & Television

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

This Masters is for students who want to complement their ideas and aspirations with the practical skills needed to make film and television programmes. Whether you plan to join the production team of a film crew, shape a career as a researcher, associate producer or development exec, or even run your own independent production company, this course will give you the practical training and theoretical grounding to help you to achieve your ambitions in the dynamic world of media production.

As a creative producer, you will learn how to develop your ideas as viable projects and sell them in a highly competitive marketplace. Thanks to expert tuition from professionals with experience from across industry, you will also become accomplished in the art of production management.

Working collaboratively across the year with other students in related subjects (directing, editing, sound design, screen writing and cinematography), you will plan and produce your own projects and learn how to work collaboratively within a creative environment. Your final production project will serve as evidence of your abilities to develop, plan and manage a project of your choice, be that a short film, a business plan for a production company or a development plan for a TV series – the choice is yours.  There is also an option to develop an alternative research-focused project if you prefer.

The course has been awarded the ‘Creative Skillset Tick’, the industry kitemark of quality, which is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry.

You may have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject or may be able to show your suitability for this programme of study through associated work-experience or evidence of and outputs from other related activities.

Please watch the recorded BU webinar, ‘MA Producing Film and Television’, presented by Karl Rawstrone, Lecturer in Digital Media (Theory & Practice), to get an insight into the degree.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Accreditations:

Creative Skillset

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject.

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 of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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 870kb)

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

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.

This course is accredited by Creative Skillset and carries the Creative Skillset Tick. In achieving the Creative Skillset Tick this course joins the ranks of the top creative training and education this country has to offer, you can be sure that it has undergone a rigorous assessment process conducted by experts working in the creative industries. The Tick is only given to those courses that have the strongest links with industry giving you the best possible chance of a successful career.

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