M.A. Film and Television Production

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015, January  2016
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
Intensity: Flexible
Duration part-time: 24 months
Part-time variant: Weekday

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This course will develop your knowledge of factual UK TV and digital media content production, and your creative and technical skills, to an advanced level. It offers a broad and intensively practical foundation, mixing theory with current industry practice. Along the way, youll make seven films of differing lengths and write a dissertation on whatever media subject excites and interests you.

Focusing on two key roles, the director and the producer (which in current factual programming are merged into one), youll explore the dynamics of the industry, and what it takes to succeed in a constant cycle of change. Youll learn to become a visual storyteller, a communicator, a collaborator, a motivator and a problem solver. Youll also develop the skills of scheduling, production managing, budgeting and marketing programmes. Although the emphasis is on factual programming, there is scope and flexibility to develop more creative films.

With specialist workshops on the technical skills of camera operation, sound, lighting and editing, youll develop professional skills in screen-based production. This will be supported by tutorials, diary work, and independent research, giving you a strong critical and contextual grounding for your practical work.

Youll be encouraged to collaborate with other students both on the course and across different disciplines and platforms, helping you to become a flexible media professional who can take on the production and delivery of high quality video content for many different clients.

Contents

Core modules

·Processes and Practice as Research

·Visual Storytelling

·Understanding the Audience

·Masters Dissertation: Art and Design

·Masters Project

Audience

This course will prepare you for a career in TV or in the broader media, and help you to decide which areas of the industry attract you the most. Although the emphasis of the course is on directing and producing, you might want to move into cinematography, production management or even television programme sales. You might, for instance, develop a particular interest in observational documentary, natural history films, or science programming.

Youll gain specialist skills that will be useful for traditional, experimental and creative documentary making, or films for education, training, public relations, current affairs, marketing, and campaigning. The course will equip you to forge a portfolio or freelance career, giving you the ability to make high quality content for broadcast, web, film festival or cinema.

Requirements

A 2:1 or first-class honours degree in Film and/or Television Production or related degree from a UK, EU or accredited overseas university. Graduates of any other discipline with a 2:1 or first-class honours degree from a UK, EU or accredited overseas university who can show, through interview and/or a portfolio of work, that they could quickly participate fruitfully as parts of production teams, and progress to mastery of the production processes. Applicants with professional experience are also welcome to apply. Two satisfactory references are required. Candidates for whom English is not a first language will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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