MA Film and Screen Production

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    MA Full-time: 1 year

Course Description

This practical MA has three pathways in Film, Documentary and Scriptwriting, so you can focus on what you’re passionate about. You’ll join a diverse range of students with interesting stories to tell in a supportive and creative community.

Why study this course?

  • You’ll be guided through all stages of the creative content-making process to complete a short film, documentary or full-length screenplay/script on this challenging course
  • You will be taught and mentored by staff who are experienced in the film and TV industry and knowledgeable about its opportunities for employment and commissioning. They will use their extensive professional network to help you find opportunities and placements.
  • You will join a vibrant and supportive community of creative content makers, and be encouraged to experiment, take creative risks and find your talent and voice
  • We have high-spec film-making equipment available for you to use, including RED and ARRI digital cameras and traditional celluloid or ‘35mm’ film.

The world is always looking for new creative stories and this MA is designed to help you tell yours. We are looking for authentic and original voices who feel they have something new to say. In an industry that’s traditionally been dominated by young white men, we particularly welcome applicants from communities that have been historically under-represented on our screens.

You can choose to specialise in film-making, documentary-making or scriptwriting, and under the mentorship of your tutors, you will gradually build the practical, aesthetic and technical skills needed to develop an original creative project. This could be a short film or documentary, or a script for a full-length film, television series, or play.

Whether you want to step up the career ladder, change paths or pursue your passion for a subject you love, you can transform your world with postgraduate study at the University of Derby.

Located in the heart of England, Derby has great transport links with the rest of the UK. This central position means that the city has a long-standing reputation for innovation and industry. We have strong connections with a range of regional employers to support your studies through applied learning, guest lectures and other opportunities.

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Module Details

Research Methods, Practical Content Production, Research by Practice, Creative Project in Film or Documentary or Advanced Research Project

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