Filmmaking (Screen Documentary), M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    21220
    Tuition (Year)
    10760
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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.

About

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.

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.

You work on at least two films during the year, culminating in a major production towards the end of the degree. In addition you can attend classes in related disciplines such as Cinematography and Editing and may collaborate with students across other specialisations on film projects. This framework is designed to provide you with a breadth of filmmaking knowledge combined with a high level of expertise in your chosen filmmaking discipline.

The MA encourages you to develop:

  • an awareness of documentary production techniques, ethics and aesthetics
  • specific filmmaking and production management skills
  • technical skills (including camera, lighting and sound editing)
  • an understanding of the workings of the media and their broad cultural and social impacts

Accreditation

This course is accredited by Creative Skillset.


Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Social Activist Film
  • Adaptation and Script Editing
  • Archaeology of the Moving Image
  • Camera Fundamentals
  • Contemporary Screen Narratives in Practice and Theory
  • Experimental Media
  • Filmmakers Make Theory
  • Film Producing Fundamentals
  • Representing Reality
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Doctor Holby: Writing for Existing Continuing TV Drama Series

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
                    • Programme intensity

                      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                      Full-time
                      • Duration 12 months
                    • Credits
                      180 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus
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                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    • Minimum required score (Grade C):

                      180

                      The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                    Academic 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.

                    The annual IELTS deadline for the programme is June 30th.

                    Tuition Fee Per Year

                    • GBP 21220 International
                    • GBP 10760 EU/EEA

                    Funding

                    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.