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Full time


15 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film Studies Film / Video / Television Production Theatre & Dramatic Arts

Course type


Course Summary

Learn the entire documentary film making process on this comprehensive course, which integrates theory with practical experience of making your own short films.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

Practical skills – train on high-end equipment from the start and use it while making your first films.

Critical skills – study documentary history and theory, learn to analyze films through group screenings and discussions. Get feedback from industry professionals.

Industry skills – practice writing effective treatments, train in pitching ideas, search out work placements in production companies, meet well-known producers and directors doing special sessions.

Networking skills – be part of information-sharing about filming opportunities with former students, tutors, industry contacts.

Graduates go into a range of film-making options such as production and academic research. Alumni of this course have also gone on to associate producer roles and commissions in broadcast and independent sectors. Much depends on individual focus and aspiration.


?This unit introduces documentary film making to equip you with the core skills of documentary film production.
Documentary Process and Practice, (continued)
Documentary Practices: Taster Film and Pitch and Critical Context (continued)
Documentary Practices: Ethics and Methodologies (20 Credits)
Major Project (continued)

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Entry requirements

An applicant will normally be considered for admission if they have achieved an educational level equivalent to an honours degree. Applicants should have a proven interest in documentary films and a keen desire to make documentary films. You should know what kinds of documentary interest you and why you have an ambition to deepen your involvement in documentary film study and production. Successful applicants have generally made their own videos and have some experience of filming, but we can also consider candidates without a production background who demonstrate exceptional film ideas and directing potential. We often have applications from mid-career photographers or producers in related fields.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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