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MA Directing Film & Television

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video Direction

Course type


Course Summary

The Director is central to the creative process in media production. This postgraduate course is designed to enable you to step up to the challenge of delivering award-winning productions.

In this hands-on course, you will be provided with many opportunities for practical production across different platforms and genres in both factual and fictional filmmaking alongside enhancing your skills and technical understanding of film, television and transmedia production.

Develop advanced skills as a director in line with both current industry practice and the traditions of independent filmmaking.
Use your final production project to show off technical and directorial skills you have developed to mastermind your own collaboration and use it as your calling card to industry.
Learn from media professionals who have expertise and experience of working in the industry.
Working with the producing, scriptwriting, cinematography, sound and editing students you’ll create a showcase of your skills and as a visual, creative storyteller, bringing your ideas to life.
Benefit from regular guest speakers from industry professionals. Previous speakers include Femi Odugbemi - Director, Producer & Executive-Producer of several award-winning films, Tony Hood - British Filmmaker including work on London Has Fallen (2016) and War Machine (2017) and Saskia Wesnigk-Wood - Actor-Director.
You will be equipped with the skills to understand and manage the entire production process, from effective planning and pre-visualisation, through work on location to overseeing creative post-production work.
Take advantage of opportunities with RedBalloon, an award-winning professional production unit based in the Faculty of Media and Communication.
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.


Skilled professionals who can understand and create moving images suited to a rapidly changing industry are highly sought after. Our students graduate as lifelong learners and reflective practitioners, and the combination of practical and theoretical study means graduates are well-equipped for success.


In this module you will direct a 10-minute drama, or possibly a documentary, which will help you develop skills in short form storytelling. Drama scripts will be developed by collaborating with scriptwriters and producers, and documentaries with producers. Once again, you will have the opportunity to work with cinematography, editing and sound students to make your film.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a bachelor’s honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. 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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