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MA Film and Television Production with Directing

MA Film and Television Production with Directing

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video Direction Television Programme Production Film / Video Production

Course type


Course Summary

Explore directing for single-camera film and television productions. Develop your storytelling for screen with our practical, collaborative and theoretical course.

From identifying and developing story ideas, to analysing and visualising scripts, from working with actors and crew, through to the latest postproduction methods, you'll learn all aspects of directing both fiction and non-fiction projects. You'll collaborate with others to produce professional work and bring your stories to life.

We'll teach you through a mix of workshops, lectures, screenings and masterclasses with leading academics and industry professionals. You’ll use industry-standard facilities in a creative and supportive environment.

You'll develop essential expertise and will be equipped to pursue 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

Our practical and theoretical modules will develop your creative, technical, critical and teamworking skills. You’ll build on your understanding of filmmaking and television production, and learn the director’s role in visual storytelling for fact and fiction. We’ll also teach you about the industry and cover the business aspects of film and TV production.

You'll take on projects, conceptualise, develop, and shoot them as part of a group, an essential experience for industry, advancing your skills in project management and collaboration. You'll be able to follow your interests with an individual project over Summer Term and the vacation, worth half of your total degree credits.

Our masterclasses will bring industry professionals to you, giving you further insights into commercial film and television production.

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module seeks to provide a formal inter-disciplinary structure in which students from all Film and Television Production course variants (e.g., Cinematography, Directing, Producing, Sound and Visual Effects) can explore methods and techniques related to their chosen specialisation by applying them to the production of film project based on a typical industry brief. It emphasises the importance of creative and technical collaboration for the effective management of the filmmaking process in terms of use of time, working with other personnel and problem solving. The objective is to develop students? preproduction, production and postproduction skills through a hands-on exploration of film production that mimics a real-world scenario. The module aims to develop an awareness of professional production values and collaborative working practices through reflective learning.

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.