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MA Film and Television Production with Cinematography

MA Film and Television Production with Cinematography

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Cinematography Film / Video Production Television Programme Production

Course type


Course Summary

Visualise and create stories for screen. Combine art and science, theory and practice to explore all aspects of cinematography for single-camera film and television production.

While learning the technical, practical and aesthetic principles of lighting, you'll work with industry-standard equipment, in our creative and supportive environment. You’ll gain technical experience and will develop and shoot your own project to high professional standards.

We'll teach you through a mix of workshops, lectures, screenings and masterclasses with leading academics and industry professionals. Our focus on practical group projects, with hands-on work, will prepare you for a career collaborating with others on set and on location.

You'll develop essential expertise for meeting the challenges of a career in film and television. Our graduates have gone on to roles in British and European film industries, and in film, TV and commercial production in China, Latin America and the Middle East.

This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

Course content

From lighting theory and design, to camera technology and operation, and studio and location production methods including grips and electrics, you'll develop your skills in cinematography.

You'll study the practical, creative and business aspects of production for film and television. Our modules cover essential critical analysis, and you'll gain a greater understanding of the theory behind composition, lighting and making creative choices.

As you learn the cinematographer's role in creating screen-based stories for fact and fiction productions, you'll advance your knowledge of the industry and collaborate with others to develop and shoot projects. Group work is an essential experience for the production process, enhancing your communication, problem-solving, project and resource management skills.

Careers and skills

A large number of TFTV graduates have made striking progress in their careers since completing their course. There’s a wide variety of possible career paths open to you after completing this MA, both across industry and academia. While you train to be a professional in television and film you'll also develop skills that are useful in any industry.


This module aims: to provide an inter-disciplinary programme structure in which Digital Film and Television, Visual Effects and Sound Design students are introduced to a range of subjects relating to film and television production and postproduction workflows, particularly as they relate to picture editing and sound track creation; to develop and enhance a range of both creative video and audio skills and techniques through an understanding of the underlying technical issues relating to professional postproduction; to develop and encourage professional production values through technical expertise and reflective learning; to emphasize the importance of creative and technical collaboration for the effective management of the creative production process in terms of use of time, working with other personnel and problem solving.

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

2:1 or equivalent, and evidence of professional experience or a commitment to film making.