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Film and Television Production MA

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Television Programme Production Film / Video Production

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will develop your knowledge of factual UK TV and digital media content production, and your creative skills, to an advanced level. Along the way, you’ll make seven films of different lengths and write a dissertation on a media subject that excites and interests you. Focusing on two key roles, the director and the producer (which in current factual programming are merged into one), you’ll explore the dynamics of this ever-changing industry, and what it takes to succeed. You’ll also develop skills in scheduling, production managing, budgeting and marketing programmes. Although the emphasis is on factual programming, there is scope and flexibility to develop more creative films. This will be supported by tutorials, diary work, and independent research, giving you a strong critical and contextual grounding for your practical work. You’ll be encouraged to collaborate with other students on this course and others, becoming a flexible media professional who can produce and deliver high-quality video content for many different clients.

Develop as a producer/director of factual programmes and extend your creative skills and technical knowledge. With talks by industry professionals, and access to a broad range of equipment, you’ll create a portfolio of work that will help you stand out from the crowd. Our course will prepare you for a career in TV or in the broader media, and help you to decide which areas of the industry attract you the most. Although the emphasis is on directing and producing, you might choose to move into cinematography, production management or even television programme sales once you graduate. You might also develop a particular interest in observational documentary, natural history films or science programming, and decide to follow a career in these fields. Here at Cambridge School of Art, you’ll gain specialist skills that will be useful for traditional, experimental and creative documentary making, or films for education, training, public relations, current affairs, marketing and campaigning.

Different course options

Full time | Cambridge Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module will help you better understand visual storytelling and develop skills essential to successful contemporary factual programming. You will employ documentary and film language to write programme treatments and storyboard ideas, culminating in pitches. You will also explore basic technical skills, enhanced through additional workshops and masterclasses, to facilitate practical film making. You will make two short productions (under ten minutes), learning to effectively plan and prepare, find and develop ideas, and ultimately film subjects and locations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Students with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.