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International Film Business MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film Studies Film / Video / Television Production

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in International Film Business aims to train the next generation of innovative executives for the international film industry. We will teach you about film finance and sales, distribution and marketing, creative management and development, digital strategy and festival curation and programming. You will learn about the impact technology is having on the industry and gain insider access to a range of events including the Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market. The London Film School is a world leading postgraduate filmmaking school and you will have the opportunity to access their extensive expertise, attend master-classes and industry events organised by the school as well as the opportunity to benefit from working with an industry mentor as part of the dissertation. As you might expect from a ground breaking programme of study, assessment will be more than just essays. Instead you will give presentations, pitch ideas, and take on negotiation exercises. During your first term at the University of Exeter you will design, promote, and deliver a pop-up cinema event in the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. If you’re serious about pursuing a career in the film business this MA will give you the chance to develop the key business skills and networks you will need, and benefit from mentoring by leading UK and European industry professionals. One of the key benefits of the MA in International Film Business is the opportunity it gives you to create a network of contacts. You will be working alongside fellow students and established industry professionals with opportunities to meet big players in a variety of industry fields. The film industry more than any other is about contacts, as a graduate of our programme you will have built a good network of your own. As part of the wider College of Humanities at Exeter you will have the chance to use our Career Zone which can help you gain the skills, experience and expertise employers are looking for. There are a wide range of opportunities to enhance your employability, along with the support you need to make important career decisions. You will be encouraged to speak to your personal tutor and academic staff about your future career, as they may be able to offer advice and guidance to assist your decision making to help you achieve your goals.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

The module will be structured around a series of three two-day symposiums (two in London at the LFS, one at the University of Exeter) involving workshops, plenary and breakout sessions. It will provide an intensive, open-ended forum for discussion between students and staff from LFS and Exeter as well as invited speakers working in the film industry. The module will consider innovative practices and new business models that are emerging in the areas of feature film development and digital cinema. The first two symposia will be structured around specific themes, namely: ?Digital Revolutions? and ?Development? (see syllabus plan below for more details on content of each symposium). In the third symposium, an emphasis will be placed on offering a space to reflect on ideas and approaches concerning independent film finance, markets and distribution introduced in the three previous modules, with an eye to the development of the final dissertation project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject that includes some coverage of Film Studies, Business studies, Media and Communication. Students from industry professionals, or applicants with relevant work experience, seeking an academic qualification or the opportunity to enhance your skills or knowledge in this field will also be considered. Candidates may also be asked to submit a portfolio of original work or called for interview (which may be by Skype, telephone or video link).

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more

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