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MA Producing Film & Television

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

This groundbreaking course is for those who want to turn their ideas and aspirations into success. Whether you plan to manage the next generation of film and television programmes, shape a career as a researcher, associate producer or production manager, or even run your own independent production company, the course will give you the practical training and theoretical grounding to help you to achieve your ambitions in the dynamic world of media production.

You may have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject or may be able to show your suitability for this programme of study through associated work-experience or evidence of and outputs from other related activities.

You will learn how to develop your ideas as viable projects and sell them in a highly competitive marketplace. Thanks to expert tuition from professionals with experience from across industry, you will become accomplished in managing productions as a producer, production manager, location manager and first assistant director. You’ll be working from a base room which provides a production office environment for planning work and seminars.

Working collaboratively with other students in related subjects, you will plan and produce your own projects and learn how to work collaboratively within a creative environment. The final production project will serve as evidence of your abilities to develop, plan and manage a project from concept to screen, and there is also an option to develop an alternative research-focused project if you prefer. The course has been awarded the ‘Creative Skillset Tick’, the industry kitemark of quality, which is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry.

Please watch the recorded BU webinar, ‘MA Producing Film and Television’, presented by Karl Rawstrone, Lecturer in Digital Media (Theory & Practice), to get an insight into the degree.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO 2017), Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year

Accreditations:

Creative Skillset

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. Applications are also welcome from experienced professionals working within the media industry. For more information check out our full entry requirements

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

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Your application

For MA Producing Film and Television we are looking for applicants who:

  • Have some work experience within a media environment, ideally producing their own work
  • Display the ambition, commitment, organisational flair and team working skills required to work in their chosen media production specialism
  • Are creative and enthusiastic
  • Can adapt to varying demands/workloads.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

This course equips you with the skills to help you to succeed in a variety of production roles. Our graduates have gone on to prosper in careers with cutting-edge production companies and media organisations, utilising the practical experience and industry understanding they have developed during their studies.

This course is accredited by Creative Skillset and carries the Creative Skillset Tick. In achieving the Creative Skillset Tick this course joins the ranks of the top creative training and education this country has to offer, you can be sure that it has undergone a rigorous assessment process conducted by experts working in the creative industries. The Tick is only given to those courses that have the strongest links with industry giving you the best possible chance of a successful career.

Our staff

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the producing film and television sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. 

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.