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Producing Film and Television MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video Production

Course type


Course Summary

This 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. In this course 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. 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.

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.

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. 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Establishing a social, cultural and intellectual context for production work on the course, in combination with the other practical and professional skills taught, this unit offers a foundation for the effective completion of production work. You'll collectively engage with narrative theory in a critical and analytical forum

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject; Applications are also welcome from experienced professionals working within the media industry; Applicants are encouraged to provide details of relevant work experience; Applicants without a first degree but with significant industry experience may be considered in exceptional circumstances. If they lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Although all subjects are considered, applications are particularly welcomed from the following groups: Recent graduates with an undergraduate degree, typically 2:2 or above, in any discipline who want to take their expertise and apply it within the media context; We particularly welcome applicants with an undergraduate degree in the area of media practice (e.g. television production, video production, interactive media production, script-writing, music design, journalism, advertising).

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