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Developing Digital Feature Film Projects

  • Delivery:
    Distance learning/Online with attendance
  • Credits:
    20

This Build your own MA (BYOMA) short course will give you the chance to develop a digital feature-length film, whether it is an art house documentary or a teen horror movie. The feature film will be progressed up to, but not including the budgeting and marketing stage of development, with the emphasis on creative development of the idea. Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively with writers in creating a script.

You will have online tutorials and seminars and face to face interaction during the residential workshop. You will be able to share your ideas with others in the online group work which will provide a supportive and collaborative creative environment. This is your chance to get that movie off the ground and get a credit for it at the same time. You’ve got the ideas. Stop talking and start doing with Bournemouth University.

This course will enable you to initiate development of a feature-length film (90 minute plus) intended for digital production and destined for exhibition on digital platforms. You will work online within a collaborative framework that supports and prepares you in the processes necessary for continued and successful work in your chosen form. Key to the course will be your collaboration with your peers, sharing ideas and reviewing work. The precise nature of the final output will be negotiated between yourself and your tutor, with a view to advancing the work in a form that is appropriate for the type of artefact to be produced.​

Key information

Next start date:

Not currently scheduled, please enquire

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

2 day creative retreat followed by 7 weeks of online learning

Entry requirements:

This course is open to media professionals with an undergraduate degree and the required work experience in a relevant industry and to non-graduates with significant and relevant work experience who can demonstrate an ability to both complete and benefit from the course. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) with minimum 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in the other 3 components or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.

Course details

Integral to our courses is the belief that people improve their professional practice by taking time out to reflect on and reassess what they currently do in the workplace and by sharing their real life experiences with the other like minded professionals. As a result each course is unique and geared to the experiences of the individuals that are participating, which may result in the course content altering slightly from course to course.

Programme Specification

Programme specifications provide definitive records of the University's taught degrees in line with Quality Assurance Agency requirements. Every taught course leading to a BU Award has a programme specification which describes its aims, structure, content and learning outcomes, plus the teaching, learning and assessment methods used.

View the programme specification for Build Your Own MA (BYOMA) - Media Short Course Framework.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready. Alternatively please contact us for assistance.

How you study

Designed to be flexible to the needs of working professionals, this course minimises your time away from the workplace. You just need to join us for a two day creative retreat, typically a Friday and Saturday in Bournemouth which kick starts the course and gives you a chance to meet your fellow students and engage with the academic team. It will be an intensive two days but a valuable learning experience, giving you the opportunity to share ideas with like-minded professionals.

The retreat provides a firm foundation for the following seven weeks during which you will further develop your knowledge and explore the concepts in more detail - using our online learning environment and discussion forums. The supported online study helps to prepare you for the academic assignment (equivalent to 5000 words), the specific subject matter and content of which is determined by your interests and professional context. On successful completion of this assignment you will be awarded 20 academic credits (level 7 - Masters/Postgraduate level) which you can use to build your own tailored postgraduate qualification by undertaking other Build Your Own MA (BYOMA) media short courses.

With BYOMA courses available in the areas media management, creative media, journalism, computer animation, marketing communications and creative education, you can mix and match courses to suit your own needs and interests. Complete three of these courses (60 level 7 credits) to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate, six courses (120 level 7 credits) for a Postgraduate Diploma or go on to take the Masters Project (40 level 7 credits) and Exhibition (20 level 7 credits) for a full Masters (180 level 7 credits).

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