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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video Direction

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme takes a practice-based collaborative approach to studying for an award in Film Directing (Documentary) that integrates practical film making with analysis of contemporary practice. You will make a creative documentary or non-fiction film that defies genre definition and pushes the boundaries of narrative. We develop these through workshops and tutorials. You will work in an integrated framework that helps you question the form of your film and enables you to find the right language for your storytelling.

We encourage community ways of working that foster the exchange of ideas, with inspiration from international visiting film makers through the Scottish Documentary Institute and support from our team of documentary practitioners - our tutors are top professionals currently working in the industry as directors, producers, editors, sound designers or cinematographers. An Avid edit teaching space, and screening space, help us encourage a fresh approach to emerging technologies.

Our students go on to a wide range of roles, including producer, director, writer, production or location manager, researcher, editor, assistant director, cinematographer, or journalist. Graduates have found work directing for the BBC and making work internationally for top broadcasters and film funds. Related fields include advertising, community films, academia or film development agencies.

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This course aims to: 1 Develop professional, technical and creative skills that enhance your practice; 2 Promote a professional approach to manage, structure and resolve an innovative contribution to your discipline; 3 Enable you to propose, justify and undertake an advanced research project with clearly defined critical aims, objectives and methods.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Students should have technical skills in filmmaking and experience in directing.

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