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MA Cinematography for Film and Television

MA Cinematography for Film and Television

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Cinematography Film Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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.


Knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the field of digital camera operation and lighting. You will learn how to use a range of camera, grip and lighting equipment for documentary production, and spend most of your time in a production environment. All projects are filmed in collaboration with MA Directing Digital Film and Television students.

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent Applicants without a first degree but with significant industry experience may be considered in exceptional circumstances Applicants are encouraged to provide details of relevant work experience

University information

Based by the sea in south-west England, just two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University offers over 90 taught Master’s courses as well as many research programmes. 16% of its students are in postgraduate study, meaning you’ll be joining a thriving postgrad community. The University has four academic faculties, divided into numerous individual schools: Health & Social Sciences Departments: Human Sciences & Public Health,...more

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