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1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video Production

Course type


Course Summary

Times are changing in film production. The processes we’re used to no longer correlate with budgets, production techniques or distribution methods, but the machine hasn’t evolved along with its component parts.

The film industry needs artists who can adapt to changing production environments; practitioners who have the ability to invent new paradigms in storytelling. If your interest in film production extends beyond the standard, and into a cutting edge, practice-based approach by way of emerging workflows and frontier technology, then this is the course for you.

Studying at Salford’s campus in MediaCityUK places you in the heart of the UK’s burgeoning media industry. Here, you will employ a rigorous process of artistic self-analysis and reflection, while developing as a versatile and nimble filmmaker - through a discipline that views perceived limitations as opportunities for creative expansion.

You will be encouraged to engage with radical new ideas of how filmmaking processes can be led by technology, the artist, in-house teams or by economic forces that reflect the future of film production – leaving the past behind.

You will

Be taught by specialist staff and industry professionals, gaining insight, contacts and direct experience of filmmaking for the future.

Study at our MediaCityUK campus - the heart of the growing media industry in the UK.

Use premium, state-of-the-art, industry-standard kit


Upon graduating you will become agile, highly adaptable, fast-thinking decision-makers and team players, ready to explore a variety of career paths within the film industry both as an independent filmmaker or in-house practitioner.

The MA will provide subject specific knowledge and, through a practice as research approach, you may choose to develop your academic skills through PhD study and beyond.


This new programme has been developed with industry in response to the increasing local, national and international demand for graduates with an eye on the future of film industry trends. It builds upon the established success and reputation of existing courses in Film and Media Production as well as the strong regional industry partnerships that have been developed over many years.


This gives you an opportunity to draw on your learning experiences to establish a research question, which is investigated via a practical project. It is a substantial piece of work including a portfolio containing evidence of the development of your idea (which will have been outlined in your application to the programme). You will demonstrate how it evolved according to challenges and experiences in previous modules. The project could be a film (short or cinema length), a series pilot, gallery installation or appropriate alternative project devised by you in consultation with lecturers. You can run the project solo or take on a role in a collaborative project.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 (with a portfolio) honours degree or above; We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more