Study Film, Photography & Media in United Kingdom

Study Film, Photography & Media in United Kingdom

Studying Film, Photography & Media

Film, photography and media courses reveal the historical, philosophical and critical aspects of movies as well as the art of taking and editing digital and classic photographs. Programmes uncover ways these forms of art influence social and cultural life while also offering technical knowledge on how films and photos are created.

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232 Film, Photography & Media Master's degrees in United Kingdom

, M.Sc. Digital Media Technology (DMT)

The programme in Digital Media Technology (DMT) at EIT Digital Master School focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents.

, M.A. Film

The programme from the University of Kent offers a thorough grounding in postgraduate-level film. We will be pleased to consider applications from applicants with either a background in Film or a related humanities subject. It is taught by experts in Film and seeks to engage you with the key elements that make up the diverse nature of film and moving images.

School of Arts
, M.A. The Contemporary (Paris)

This is an interdisciplinary programme in the field of contemporary culture. It is a unique collaboration between the University of Kent and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. The Contemporary (Paris) programme is offered at University of Kent.

School of English
, M.A. Architectural Visualisation

The hunger for the digital visualisation of architecture and urban environments has grown exponentially in both the Architectural and Film Industries. As the need for skilled modellers and animators with an awareness of architectural and cinematic issues increases, this MA in Architectural Visualisation from University of Kent develops your skills to communicate architecture and urbanity for a variety of applications and audiences.

Kent School of Architecture
, M.A. Photography Arts

The Photography Arts MA is a new revalidated course at the University of Westminster. The programme helps you develop your own distinct photographic practice and visual research, and is designed to enable you to advance and focus your photographic practice in making new work, supported by a positive educational environment where you can accumulate new knowledge and develop new critical thinking. Students are fully supported by our internationally renowned photography staff.

, M.A. Film Studies

Film Studies at the University of Southampton is well-established, having been running for 15 years. The MA programme is a solid and challenging degree course, one of the most distinctive features of the programme is its emphasis on the transnational and global perspectives on cinema.

, M.A. Media and Creative Industries

Pursuing this Media and Creative Industries programme at Loughborough University London you will have the opportunity to gain contextual understanding of this highly popular field in a city globally renowned for its Media Creative Industries. In addition, you will have access to wide-ranging industry networks and events gaining first-hand knowledge and exposure to potential employment sectors.

Institute for Media and Creative Industries
, M.A. Global Digital Cultures

The Global Digital Cultures programme from SOAS, University of London is designed for those wishing to be active in the growing digital culture markets in the global South; personnel working for NGOs and other organizations involved in new media and development; policymakers for digital innovation; and diplomats faced with new digital diplomacy. It is an excellent platform for those wishing to undertake MPhil/PhD research on global digital cultures.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
, M.Sc. Sports Digital and Media Technologies

Through this Sport Digital and Media Technologies programme at Loughborough University London you will develop a critical understanding of how technology is impacting on sport in particular the growing sport digital and media sectors. Sport is embracing digital technologies to improve performance and business practice. The sports media provide valuable content and audiences for broadcasters, companies and sponsors.

Institute for Sport Business
, Pre-Master Media, Journalism and Film Studies

The Pre-Masters at the University of Sussex International Study Centre offers a direct path to postgraduate study for international students. This unique course of academic modules, study skills and English language training aims to prepare you for the challenges of a taught Masters at the University of Sussex.

University of Sussex International Study Centre
, M.A. Global Cinemas and the Transcultural

The MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural from SOAS, University of London offers students the unique opportunity to study in-depth regional cinemas outside the now standard research topographies, both geographical and theoretical, of mainstream cinema studies, so opening up avenues for advanced research in areas and methodologies as yet untapped.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
, M.A. Producing

The MA Producing course from the Met Film School equips you with first-hand, in-depth skills to succeed as a commercial producer or as an entrepreneur across the creative industries. This dynamic course provides a total immersion in the role of the producer across all screen platforms – film, TV, commercials and online. During your studies, you’ll do a unique industry project that will give you real-life experience with external clients, not offered by any other film school in the world.

, M.A. Art & Design (Photography)

This Art & Design (Photography) programme from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts is a new and contemporary MA designed for practitioners who want to work in the cultural and creative industries. Awarded by Kingston University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines (publishers of ELLE magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar), we have worked together to design an exciting and unique Master's programme which will bring you endless opportunities as you further your studies and career in the creative arts.

, M.A. Directing

The MA Directing course from the Met Film School equips you with a comprehensive skillset to work across all screen platforms – film, TV, commercials and online. During your studies you’ll do a unique industry project that will give you real-life experience with external clients, not offered by any other film school in the world.

, M.A. Screenwriting

The MA Screenwriting course from the Met Film School equips you with professional skills to develop your own voice and produce marketable and commercially successful scripts for film, television and web series. During your studies, you’ll do a unique industry project that will give you real-life experience with external clients, not offered by any other film school in the world.

, M.A. Film and Cultural Management

The MA Film and Cultural Management from the University of Southampton is designed for students who wish to combine study of film at postgraduate level with a knowledge of cultural management. This course provides a framework through which the contemporary cultural sector can be analysed and understood; it situates the film industry in that context and at the same time provides theoretical knowledge of film and its industrial dimensions.

, M.Sc. Digital Fashion Strategy

The British School of Fashion is launching the worlds first MSc in Digital Fashion Strategy at its Glasgow Caledonian University London Fashion Street campus, based in the heart of East London.

Master's programmes
, M.A. Digital Media

Over the past few years, career opportunities in the Digital Media sector have increased dramatically. The interactive media industry is reaching maturity and needs qualified professionals able to offer a diverse range of expertise. This course from London Metropolitan University addresses those needs and is designed to provide you with skills in interactive media content creation, interactive design, digital media production,social media management, digital media project and account management.

Faculty of Computing
, M.Sc. Applied Psychology in Fashion

The MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion is situated in the Graduate School and has been developed to address the need of the fashion industry for psychologically literate graduates who possess relevant skills in research, analysis, information synthesis, communication, IT and data handling, who can solve problems and work effectively in teams or independently.

London College of Fashion
, M.A. Directing

MA Directing is a new four year integrated Masters course which equips you with the artistic and technical skills suitable for work or for further training in theatre, film, television and radio. Working closely with BA Acting, the course gives you a deep understanding of the acting process and a common language with performers.

Central Saint Martins
, M.A. Animation for Health and Wellbeing

This Animation for Health and Wellbeing programme from Loughborough University is aimed at students from a variety of disciplines eager to explore how animation can both facilitate and communicate models of health and wellbeing.

School of the Arts
, M.Sc. Digital Film Technologies and Production

This course offers you the opportunity to combine hands-on experience of film-making to a professional standard with sound theoretical underpinnings. You will study with world-class practitioners and academic experts and your final project will challenge you to make a film, which can be a fiction, a documentary piece of work, or a hybrid – or research and produce a dissertation

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
, M.A. Producing Film and Television

This ground-breaking 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 achieve your ambitions in the dynamic world of media production.

Faculty of Media and Communication
, M.A. Text and Performance

Offered in partnership with RADA, the MA Text and Performance offers 2 key and complementary approaches to performance: considering the central role of the dramatic text as a starting point in leading to performance; and engaging with the broad spectrum of theatre languages, histories and contexts, such as space, the body, technology, scenography, documentation, devising, politics and identity.

Postgraduate courses
, M.A. (MSc) Film

Run in conjunction with Staffordshire University and The Independent Film Trust, our Postgraduate Film Degree is available in both MA and MSc, full-time and part-time versions. It can be taken either in London or through our distance learning course by anybody around the world with a broadband connection.

, M.A. Filmmaking

This is a unique 18 month course that mirrors real international, independent film production. The course is about practical filmmaking, collaboration, project development and creativity.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
, M.A. Film

This MA Film at Middlesex University will develop your practical moving image skills alongside critical knowledge and understanding in the creative industries. With the power to educate, inform and entertain us, the moving image is an extraordinary tool used by individuals, groups and businesses worldwide. From fiction to documentary and all the experimental genres in between, film is increasingly becoming the most influential form of media today. This presents an exciting time to explore the medium, develop your own ideas, enhance your technical skills and find your place in the creative industries.

School of Media and Performing Arts
, M.Phil. Film Studies

You can specialise in either Film Practice or Film Studies. Our Film Practice PhD provides you with a unique opportunity to develop your film as a practice-led research project. Alternatively you can undertake a Film Studies, MPhil or PhD studying British, Algerian, Chinese, French or Latin American cinema.

School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics
, M.A. Art Direction for Film and TV

How the industry does things changes quickly, so this course explores every area of art design and development. You will learn practical production design techniques backed up by research, and closely track new developments in film and TV design. You will create work using conventional film and television industry approaches to design and art direction, whilst challenging existing output.

London School of Film ,Media and Design
, M.A. Animation

The MA Animation recognises the demand for truly creative individuals in the media industry. We produce highly skilled artists who are able to make a significant impact and contribution in today’s evolving industry, developing new ideas for commercial platforms on the international stage.

, M.A. Animation

Develop a thorough understanding of all aspects of animation on a course that encourages individual creativity and professional innovation. You learn about animation through practising disciplines such as stop motion, 2D drawn and 3D CGI animation using industry-standard software, camera equipment and industry spec studios. Workshops and practice-based assignments give you chance to develop the creative skills needed to work in this vibrant industry.

, Pre-Master Postgraduate Pathway in Media

BCUIC is an Affiliate College of Birmingham City University. Here, you'll find all the support you need as an international student to be successful in your ongoing degree studies.

Birmingham City University International College
, MRes Theatre and Performance

Refine your existing skills and knowledge on a programme built to foster innovative, confident and well-prepared researchers. You’ll benefit from close guidance while researching 20th century or contemporary theatre, live art, popular or interdisciplinary performance - whether through creative practice, textual or archival study. Your work will be grounded in current debates, approaches and theories, equipping you with the advanced skills and methodologies to excel in performance research.

, M.A. Directing Film and Television

The Director is central to the creative process in media production and this course has been designed to build and develop your knowledge of the industry, enabling you to step up to the challenge of delivering winning productions. This hands-on course provides many opportunities for practical production across platforms and genres. It will enhance your storytelling skills and build your technical understanding of film, television and transmedia production, developing advanced skills as a director in line with current industry practice.

Faculty of Media and Communication
, Master Performance Training

Are you an emergent theatre and performance maker wishing to advance your career as a practitioner, instructor or critic? Hone your performance skills and enhance your knowledge of performance training processes. You’ll develop the confidence and ability to understand and analyse the nature of performance within a thriving artistic and research community. You’ll also undertake a major placement with a theatre/performance company or arts organisation to enhance your professional development.

, M.A. Photography

As a student on Brighton's MA Photography course you can expect a creative and critical environment in which to practise and think about photography. The course has a fine art-focused approach to photographic practice. Its close relationship with work in moving image and sound allows you to develop your own interests through individual research projects

Faculty of Arts and Architecture
, M.A. Film and Literature

The interdisciplinary MA in Film and Literature at the University of York examines the lively and symbiotic traffic between written words and cinematic images (through adaptation, borrowing, versioning, negotiation, appropriation, transmediation, analogy, equivalence, resistance, pastiche, collision).

, M.A. Wildlife Filmmaking (PgDip / PgCert)

The MA Wildlife Filmmaking takes place in the global capital of natural history programme making and students have unrivalled exposure to Bristol's professional wildlife film-makers. Our extensive and active involvement with the Natural History Unit (NHU) means that you will have incredible opportunities to network with film and television professionals, attend meetings, talks and events and, pitch ideas.

, M.A. Media and Communication

This is a wide-ranging MA that combines cultural, historical and industry-specific analysis with critical and theoretical study. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to a range of current and important media contexts and industries covering broadcast, print and digital media modes. It offers a range of political, industry-based, and text-based approaches to media and its communication strategies as well as opportunities for you to develop your own interests through the dissertation, industry study, screenwriting project or work placement project.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
, M.Sc. Film and Television

The course equips students with the technical, academic and professional skills required to pursue a career in film, television and associated industries. It is project-based, allowing you to define the focus of your work, whilst building creative and technological expertise and gaining the hands-on experience of designing, creating and managing your own digital film or television programme. The course encourages your exploring solutions for delivering product across media platforms – in an era of cross-platform convergence.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
, M.A. (MSc) Broadcast Futures

MA/MSc Broadcast Futures aims to provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills to operate at a high level and innovate in new and emerging areas of the broadcasting industry. Digital broadcast media lie at the heart of the course that aims to investigate, to understand and test contemporary theory and practice in the media industry.

, M.A. Sound Design for Film and Television

We were the first UK university to offer a Master’s degree in sound, and we continue to offer the opportunity to harness your skills within The Faculty of Media & Communication’s vibrant production environment.

Faculty of Media and Communication
, Master Computer Games Development (Art)

Channel your creativity and join a multi-skilled team to develop the next generation of video games. On our arts-based MA, you’ll join the vibrant games and technology community based here in Cambridge that includes Guerrilla, ARM, Frontier Developments, Jagex and Ninja Theory. Your course will have a new home in Compass House, which extends our campus along East Road. You’ll have the latest technology at your fingertips and be able to collaborate with other students on innovative projects to hone your skills.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
, Preparation Course Film

This course is perfect for budding film-makers, camera operators or anyone wishing to develop a career in the media industry.

, M.A. Producing Film and Television

The Producing Film and Television programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. From start to finish, producers are the driving force behind the film and television industry; they generate new projects and ideas, secure finance, manage production and strategically market the project.

Department of Media Arts
, Pre-Master Postgraduate Pathway in Film

EIC offers access to pathways which lead to undergraduate degree awards from Edinburgh Napier University. Students study the first stage of their studies at EIC - which is specifically matched to equivalent study at the University.

Edinburgh International College
, Master Film Aesthetics

The MSt in Film Aesthetics equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary for analysing film as an art form. It concentrates on film criticism, detailed film analysis, film theory and film-philosophy and teaches the history and the contemporary developments in the scholarly literature relating to these aspects. It encourages thoughtful and imaginative engagement with film as a medium and with individual films.

, M.A. /MFA Filmmaking

MA filmmaking provides a supportive, creative environment for you to explore your ideas and stories through film and the moving image. You will develop your practice through documentary, drama or installation. The rich, immersive, and inspiring environment of the Manchester School of Art enables you to undertake far reaching, challenging, and experimental approaches. The course focusses practical, critical and creative development around the moving image through further investigation of individual visual language and style.

, M.A. Filmmaking (Producing)

This Masters, a pathway of the MA Filmmaking, provides excellent training for a successful career as a producer. As part of the programme you'll have the opportunity to specialise in either development, where you will work with writers and directors to develop new ideas, or line producing, where you will focus more on how to run a production and a crew, and how to also take a production manager or assistant rirector role.

Department of Media & Communications
, M.A. Digital Media Arts

The Digital Media Arts MA at Brighton provides you with production skills, but more importantly develops your individual artistic approach. On the course you'll build a body of digital art work required for success in the fast-moving, competitive new media industries.

Faculty of Arts and Architecture
, M.A. Film Studies

The Film Studies MA provides an exciting intellectual challenge in the way it focuses on what continues to be arguably the most significant and popular modern mass media. It approaches the medium in an original cross-disciplinary fashion. The course draws insights from diverse disciplines as history, sociology, art history, comparative studies and aesthetics and from major intellectual perspectives as feminism, postmodernism, postcolonial theory, semiotics and psychoanalysis.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
, M.A. Television Production

This programme is intended for those who have serious aspirations to work in the broadcasting, independent production and corporate sectors of the Television industry.

Department of Media
, M.A. Film and Literature

Our MA Film and Literature focuses on the theoretical and practical interactions between literature and film, providing you with a wide range of textual and analytic skills. It allows you to choose a specific area of literary studies to complement your study of film history and theory, to forge and develop connections between them, and to enhance your understanding of the different ways that literary and filmic texts create their meanings.

Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
, M.A. Computer Animation and Visual Effects

This Computer Animation and Visual Effects course from Teesside University responds to a specific industry niche, capitalising on the industry and academic experience of our staff members.You focus heavily on specialised computer animation and visual effects practice.

School of Computing
, M.A. Media, Art and Design By Research

As a postgraduate MA student enrolled in the Media, Art and Design by Research programme offered at Canterbury Christ Church University you will join a department with over thirty years of experience delivering excellent teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, and award-winning professional practice.

, Postgrad.Cert. PGCE (Secondary): Drama

This exciting and demanding PGCE (Secondary): Drama programme focuses on theatre as an art form in its own right, and on ways in which the process of drama making can educate in the broader sense - by promoting the personal, moral, social, spiritual and cultural development of all pupils.

Department of Theatre and Performance
, M.A. Film and Screen Studies MA

What is cinema if it is no longer merely celluloid projected in movie theatres but appears in such diverse settings as the art gallery, the Internet and console game screens? The MA in Film and Screen Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London is for students concerned with the future of cinema – its aesthetics, technology and politics. You will explore the most current theoretical, philosophical and social debates about what film was and is now becoming in the global context. You will be encouraged to think creatively and to explore the relationship between screen theory and practice.

Department of Media & Communications
, M.Litt. Film Studies

The Film Studies MLitt combines taught modules and individual research. It is well suited as preparation for PhD research. We have a thriving community of postgraduate students working in film across the Schools of Modern Languages, English Literature, Language and Linguistics, and Arts and Cultures.

School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics
, M.A. Scriptwriting

The aim of this degree is to give students the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of Scriptwriting as a craft. The expertise of our team allows our students to choose whether to write for film, theatre, TV, trans-media or radio.

Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries
, M.A. Fashion Photography

The course situates fashion photography within a range of social, cultural and theoretical models of practice and dissemination. Students develop significant project work - based on personal, professional and collaborative initiatives - that comes to define new possibilities of fashion photography and its reach.

London College of Fashion
, M.A. Digital Photography

The MA Digital Photography from London South Bank University is part-time and designed to fit around professional working life. The degree is project-centred, giving you the chance to carry out a creative, practice-based or academic project in Digital Photography.

, M.A. Photography

This course offers a unique opportunity for photographers to develop a major body of practical work that engages with the photographic image within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary photography and visual culture. The course encompasses a broad and developing range of approaches to photography. It recognises that photographers increasingly explore the potential of the medium in unexpected and innovative ways, finding outlets for their work in a variety of forms and organisations.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
, M.Phil. Art, Design & Media

Building upon the rich tradition of art and design education which has existed in Portsmouth since 1870, the School of Art and Design emphasises the relationship between practice and research in a cultural context. Any issue of wider concern in society and culture can be taken as a starting point for research. Art and Design researchers deal with image making, visual communication, and design problem solving whether that is through actively experimenting (practice-led research) or analysing and articulating these images or visual processes.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
, M.A. Global Creative and Cultural Industries

The MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries is a unique and tailored programme. Sitting within the SOAS School of Arts, it allows students to benefit from the combined expertise of the Department of Music, the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, and the Centre for Media and Film Studies, while also accessing regional courses that build on the world-renowned expertise of SOAS as a centre for the study of the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
, M.A. Critical Methodologies

Critical Methodologies is a unique interdisciplinary taught programme focused on the study and applications of critical theory. Wide range of optional modules across humanities and social science disciplines. For students with humanities degrees to further knowledge and/or prepare for PhD study or careers in teaching, journalism, the media, arts.

, M.A. Illustration and Animation

The Illustration and Animation course from Coventry University is designed for those who wish to enhance their existing professional portfolio together with their understanding of current and emerging practice.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
, M.A. Documentary

This is an innovative taught course in documentary production with a base in digital video production. It is designed to establish a firm theoretical and practical base from which you can develop and make your own documentaries.

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
, M.A. Digital Film and Television Production

This Masters degree is designed to offer students an intensive and increasingly specialised programme that will equip them for the challenges of entering a film and television industry that is undergoing unprecedented and rapid change. Over time, we expect the MA to foster a distinguished roster of filmmakers and television innovators – as directors, producers, writers, cinematographers or editors.

, M.A. Film Making

The Film Making MA at Kingston University has been carefully developed during a 10-year period based on the direct experiences and practices of the staff and students within the growing and inclusive Kingston film making community. Our first principle is that film is a uniquely collective art form.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
, M.A. Gender and Media

This MA focuses on the production, circulation and reception of media representations of masculinity, femininity and sexuality. It also explores ways in which questions of gender and sexuality might shape and inform media relations more generally, for example in the negotiations of the public/private divide.

, M.A. Digital Film

The MA Digital Film from London South Bank University is part-time and designed to fit around professional working life. The degree is project-centred, giving you the chance to carry out a creative, practice-based or academic project in Digital Film.