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Full time | University of Westminster, London | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film Studies Film / Video / Television Production Business Studies

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Course Summary

Course summary

This course aims to equip students with essential knowledge and skills in the business of film and we are delivering it with the BFI (British Film Institute) as our industry partner.

It is a professional development programme for people whose career aspirations include supporting, financing and marketing good films. As well as people already involved in the film industry, the course is designed to support individuals from accounting, law, logistics and other fields, who want to enter the profession.

This postgraduate course delivered in the heart of London will appeal to film professionals looking to develop their knowledge as well as those aspiring to work in the industry, including people with backgrounds in business, finance or law.

Creating a sustainable career in the film business requires knowledge in areas such as finance, legal and marketing. Communication, networking and relationship building are also key to professional success in the film business. This course will support you to gain a comprehensive understanding of the industry through practical experiences and business challenges. Students will be involved in live industry projects, placements and marketing opportunities that will add to their understanding of how the film industry works.

The programme aims to prepare you for the challenges of the film business today, build your industry contacts, extend your entrepreneurial skills and develop greater commercial acumen. It aims to embrace creative individual problem-solving skills alongside necessary business and negotiation skills.


This course, delivered with our industry partner the BFI (British Film Institute), is a professional development programme for students whose career aspirations include supporting, financing and marketing good films.

Graduates in Business of Film MA will be able to work in a wide range of roles across the different sectors of the film industry. This includes development, marketing, financing, distribution, and exhibition. This degree will give students a competitive edge in a market that values high-level skills in communication, creative approaches, research, and technical understanding of emerging digital forms.


Developing Your Film Career (20 Credits) - Core
Film Finance and Funding models (20 Credits) - Core
Introduction to the Business of Film (20 Credits) - Core
Film Business Final Project (20 Credits) - Core
Film Industry Work Placement (20 Credits) - Core
Creative and Business Acumen (20 Credits) - Core
Distribution, Exhibition and Marketing (20 Credits) - Core
International Film Industry and Global Markets (20 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and substantial relevant work experience. Applicants will be expected to have at least a year's experience of working in an editorial, creative or business function within media or content industries. Applicants may be required to submit a short written assignment. Applicants may also be asked to take part in a Skype interview.

University information

The University of Westminster is a global institution, hosting one of the most diverse student communities found at UK universities. With over 19,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, together representing more than 160 nations worldwide. This is the university where individuality is encouraged, diversity is celebrated and anything is possible. The university offers student the chance to study at four different campuses, three...more

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