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MA Film and Television Production

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Television Programme Production Film / Video Production

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

The MA Film and Television Production degree’s mission is to provide an environment for students to develop their vision and use their voice as a filmmaker. Through a culture of filmmaking practice, students will regularly undertake shoots in which they explore multiple styles of cinema and television drama and documentary. With a strong focus on feature film, high-end drama and feature documentary, students are challenged to produce creative ideas, scripts and shorts across each week. The course ensures students build their own filmmaker’s sketchbook of genres, skills, narratives and vision. In the final semester, students produce their own major film or TV production, or write a substantial screenplay (such as a feature length film script or a pilot episode and series outline for TV drama).

Why choose this course?

Across the course, students will gain and build on knowledge of production and post-production practice, and essential industry practices including finance, marketing and distribution. Our regular hosted sessions with industry professionals ensure students learn current industry practice and trends from the very best. We also work closely with key industry partners to enable students to connect directly with their future employers and mentors. Students undertake a programme of screenings, masterclasses and seminars, to extend their knowledge of film and television histories, genres, aesthetics and narrative processes and to develop a range of research and communication skills. Students are encouraged to develop the aesthetic and conceptual awareness required to analyse and critically situate their work within current theoretical, cultural and commercial contexts, whether as a director, producer or scriptwriter. The modules focus on script development, camerawork, lighting, sound recording, post production techniques, producership, funding, distribution and other relevant areas. You will benefit from the expertise and creative ideas of students working in specialised areas elsewhere in the School (e.g. Visual Effects, Special Effects, Animation or Music) whose input can enhance the professionalism of your major projects.

What will I study?

You are taught in an intensive mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, masterclasses and industry guest sessions. Tutorial support is offered in small groups and one-to-one, with further support available online and by email. All students on the PG Media programme engage in an interdisciplinary project as a part of their MA study, giving them an opportunity to work with students from other disciplines in an experimental and creative way.

Careers

When you successfully complete your MA, you will have made a very substantial addition to your CV and have a clear understanding of the next steps in the development of your career.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 23-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

23-SEP-21

Modules

This module aims to provide students with a range of research skills suitable for postgraduate-level study in art, art therapy, design, film, media and music. The module views creative, technical and therapeutic practices as research processes and helps students locate their own work within contemporary, advanced-level practice in their discipline and to make a critical evaluation of the bodies of practice and ideas that sustain them. Key skills addressed include those of research management, critical evaluation, academic conventions, notions of creative, technical and therapeutic practice as research methodologies, and a range of modes of contextual analysis. The skills gleaned on this module will provide students with a platform for research for the remainder of the programme and in their future careers.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,925

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent professional experience. In addition please supply any evidence of previous film, video, scriptwriting and/or other relevant experience. This may be short films made as an undergraduate and/or productions you have worked on in the industry. If you have not produced any video/film work or written any original scripts, please provide an outline for your major project (short 15-20 minute film / or feature length script).

University information

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more

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