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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video Production

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Introduction

This postgraduate degree has been co-designed by UWE academics and producers, directors and production managers from the BBC's world renowned Natural History Unit (NHU).

Accreditations and partnerships:

[British Broadcasting Corporation]

Bristol is the global capital of natural history programme making and the natural place to study for an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking. On this highly popular Masters course you will learn how to develop and pitch ideas, tell great stories and make intelligent and surprising programmes to captivate and engage audiences.

Our partnership with the BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) means that, alongside your studies, you will have incredible opportunities to network with professional wildlife film makers, attend talks, film festivals and other events around the city.

Our MA students graduate with the skills, experience and knowledge needed for entry level jobs in all areas of production from online to broadcast. Graduates now work for the BBC, Icon Films, Discovery, Tigress and other top production companies in the UK and overseas.

Learning and Teaching

The main teaching will take place in seminars and in workshops focused around the University's creative media centre at its Bower Ashton campus (see Study Facilities). You will also benefit from BBC visits, real-life filming experiences and allied conferences and external events.

All our teaching is informed by the latest industry developments, with valuable industry insight thinking on business developments from professional practitioners.

Careers / Further study

Students have worked on BBC series, produced films for the Festival of Nature, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge, the RSPB and the Zoological Society of London - some of the UK's top wildlife and conservation organisations.

We also have an ongoing partnership with Wildscreen, the award-winning wildlife conservation charity and Encounters, the Bristol-based international short film festival. Students have been highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards HD film category and were nominated in the Wildscreen Panda Awards. Graduates have also secured internships and employment with the BBC and other organisations such as Discovery, Icon Films, RDF and Tigress Productions.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Modules

This module guides you through the production process for your final film, exploring research and development, editorial specification and pitching.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Usually applicants will have an undergraduate degree and basic media production skills. Highly motivated individuals already engaged in developing a portfolio of relevant experiences and activities (eg volunteer work, conservation experience, wildlife or travel filmmaking, writing, photography, adventure activity) will also be considered.

University information

A champion of ambition, the University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) offers students an exceptional learning environment dedicated to success. From developing skills, acquiring new qualifications, boosting career prospects, or embarking on a complete career change, UWE Bristol offers all students a welcoming and supportive environment within a thriving and inviting city. The university offers an impressive variety of taught and...more

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