Description

This MA will develop your skills and creative vision in documentary production. It enhances your understanding of the historical context and contemporary modes of documentary production against a backdrop of the wider issues in media production.

This Masters, a pathway of the MA Filmmaking, will encourage your understanding of the politics, aesthetics and ethics of documentary production, and the nature and diversity of documentary practice in contemporary society.

What we offer

The programme is housed in a new purpose-built media facility equipped with state-of-the-art teaching spaces including a range of digital cameras, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Film Editing suites, Animation, Digital Special Effects, Pro Tools Audio Postproduction suites.

You will be able to make your own documentaries, learning and refining research, interviewing, self-shooting and editing techniques – but also have the unique opportunity to be part of a programme that includes specialised producers, cinematographers, editors, sound recordists and sound designers, so that you can develop the scope and range of your filmmaking by collaborating with them.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time

Module Details:

Compulsory modules

  • Documentary: Specialist Skills 45 credits
  • Representing Reality 15 credits

Screen School options

  • Social Activist Film 15 credits
  • Adaptation and Script Editing 30 credits
  • Archaeology of the Moving Image 15 credits
  • Camera Fundamentals 15 credits
  • Experimental Media 30 credits or 15 credits
  • Filmmakers Make Theory 15 credits
  • Film Producing Fundamentals 15 credits
  • Representing Reality 15 credits
  • Sound Design Fundamentals 15 credits
  • The Ascent of the Image 15 credits
  • Visual Storytelling 30 credits
  • Doctor Holby: Writing for Existing Continuing TV Drama Series 15 credits
  • Media Law and Ethics 15 credits
  • Practical Law for Film-makers 15 credits

Student Destinations

If you are passionate about fashioning an exciting career for yourself as a filmmaker in an environment that promotes innovative filmmaking, this course is for you.

Our alumni are active in the film, media and cultural industries around the world, working and winning awards as documentary producers and directors.

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £11780 International - full-time: £23200

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject as well as a level of practical experience from work in the arts or the media.

You might also be considered for the programme if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Because funding deadlines and requirements vary around the world, applications are considered on a rolling basis from February onwards and places on the programme fill up across the recruitment cycle. For this reason, we strongly advise you to submit your completed application as early as you can.

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