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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video / Television Production

Course type


Course Summary

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. The course is based at Bower Ashton, part of the City Campus, in the creative heart of Bristol. Bower has exceptional resources which include a news studio, TV studio and post production areas which offer the latest technology.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This is an extended 3-6 month production module, where you will undertake your own creative project and showcase your portfolio of skills. This bespoke module will be largely self-directed, supported by tutorials and sessions with an industry mentor.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an undergraduate degree and basic media production skills are preferred. Highly motivated individuals already engaged in developing a portfolio of relevant experiences and activities (e.g. volunteer work, conservation experience, wildlife or travel filmmaking, writing, photography, adventure activity) will also be considered. Applications from international students are actively encouraged. In addition to the general UWE application, Students should submit with their application a programme idea for a one hour wildlife documentary (on a single side of A4). Short-listed Students will be invited to interview (telephone interviews will be conducted for international Students).