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Film Production MA / PgDip / PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video Production

Course type


Course Summary

This course combines practice, theory, enterprise skills and personal and professional development. The theory is embedded in the practical teaching, so that for every new skill and convention learned the reason for its application is also explored. MA Film Production aims to emulate a real working environment in which practical learning allows you to ‘learn on the job’ by performing roles in a film production team. This ‘real word’ environment is further enhanced through student collaboration on productions of narrative drama or documentary, using high-end production methods and equipment. Alongside drama and documentary productions, postgraduate Film Production allows you to develop subject specific research skills and apply those to practical work.

Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level. Assessment is by submission of films produced and written and oral presentations of research outcomes. Students have to meet a set of learning outcomes appropriate to masters level study to pass their modules. Students typically move into production related areas, many of them regularly in the credits of major cinema and TV releases. Some choose to embark on careers in directing, camera or writing. Students can sit technical undergraduate workshops and seminars as required and have to take part in enterprise based activities run by Futures and Northern Lights.

Different course options

Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Enterprise and Professional Practice (20 Credits)
Research Methods (20 Credits)
Contemporary Production Frameworks (20 Credits)
Film Production Minor Project (20 Credits)
Research and Production Major Project (20 Credits)
Research Project (20 Credits)
Film Production Major Project (60 Credits)
Production Processes and Techniques (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Student need a good Honours degree (2.1 or higher) in related area or relevant experience (portfolio of work at interview).

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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