Study Film, Photography & Media in United Kingdom

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Film, Photography & Media in United Kingdom

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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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The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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

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.

Humanities
M.A. Filmmaking: Concept to Screen

This Filmmaking: Concept to Screen taught degree programme from Bangor University has a unique focus, offering training in all aspects of filmmaking, from concept and creative development through the filmmaking process and on to distribution and marketing. 

School of Creative Studies and Media
M.A. Filmmaking

The University of the West of Scotland MA Filmmaking degree is designed specifically to support the development of students wishing to work professionally in the independent and world cinema sectors of the film industry either in fiction, documentary or experimental filmmaking, including immersive Virtual Reality productions.

School of Media Culture and Society
M.A. Photography

MA Photography from Middlesex University  is a practice- and research-based programme that will challenge you to explore, question and evolve as a photographer. The programme provides you with a creative and energetic working environment in which to produce a major photographic project using some of the best traditional and state-of-the-art facilities in the UK.

School of Art and Design
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. 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.A. Postproduction

Met Film School is not just a film school, but effectively part of the film industry, with its own sound stage as well as commercial production and post production companies within West London’s famous Ealing Studios. Studying an MA in Postproduction will enable you to learn alongside the professional post production arm with opportunities to work with a commercial team in the same high end grading, sound mixing and recording facilities.

Pre-Master Media, Journalism and Film Studies

The Media, Journalism and Film Studies Pre-Master at the University of Sussex aims to fully prepare you for studying a postgraduate degree, so that you can go on to achieve success at university, in your professional career and in the world.

University of Sussex International Study Centre
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. 

School of Media and Performing Arts
M.A. Text and Performance

This highly distinctive MA course, run as a partnership between Birkbeck and RADA, brings together cutting-edge practice and scholarship in theatre and performance. This Text and Performance programme is offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
M.A. Film, Television and Screen Media

This Film, Television and Screen Media programme, available in both part-time and full-time study modes, offers you a broad-based understanding of how film, television and other screen media have developed and interacted across their varying histories.  The programme is delivered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
M.A. Writing for Script and Screen

The Writing for Script and Screen course from Falmouth University is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry knowhow, professional skills and experience of collaborative working that the ever- changing industry demands. It aims to create graduates that stand out from the crowd, and who understand how to function within a professional environment across different screen industries.

M.A. Cinematography

The MA Cinematography course from the Met Film School builds essential and practical skills to prepare you for a role as Cinematographer/Director of Photography (DOP). Cinematography is about understanding how to use camera and lighting techniques to tell a story, whether it is screened at the cinema, on TV, or through an iPhone.

M.A. Creative Media Practice

This Masters programme is aimed at graduates from various disciplines and industry professionals wishing to broaden their skills across film, digital, media, photography, writing and performance. Delivered by expert practitioners, MA Creative Media Practice from University of the West of Scotland equips you for a creative media career, offering network contacts, an impressive portfolio and essential practical skills.

School of Media Culture and Society
M.Sc. Advanced Thin Film Technologies

This MSc Advanced Thin Film Technologies programme from University of the West of Scotland is ideal for engineering or science graduates planning a career in research, development, production and/or business involving thin film technologies and continuing personal development of current industry professionals.

School of Engineering and Computing
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.

University of Westminster - Faculty of Media, Arts and Design
M.A. Contemporary Arts Practice

The Contemporary Arts Practice MA course at Coventry University will simultaneously support and encourage you to develop your own practice in relation to your respective discipline and also in relation to a broader contemporary discourse.

Art and Design
M.A. Digital Marketing

The Digital Marketing MA degree at Coventry University provides a programme of study to equip you with the theoretical knowledge, intellectual frameworks and the practical skills required by today’s organisations to succeed in the management of their online presence. 

Business
M.A. Digital Media

Our MA Digital Journalism, University of Lincoln aims to provide an innovative, forward-looking programme that prepares you for a career working at the forefront of the digital media revolution.

M.A. Composition of Music for Film and Television

The Composition of Music for Film and Television programme from University of Bristol provides professional training in composition for screen media. Taught by staff and guest composers from the professional world, you will develop a strong technological foundation in the subject, along with specialist understanding of television and screen scoring.

Faculty of Arts
Master Composing for Film and Television

This course is designed for composers aspiring to work in the media industry and wanting to learn more about techniques for composing and producing music for film and TV. Taught by experienced professional film/TV composers, it provides an opportunity to collaborate with filmmakers and animators, as well as the chance to write for ensembles.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Character Animation

Master of Arts in Character Animation from University of the Arts London appeals to designers, artists, illustrators and others who want to learn how to animate. You don't need to have had much experience of making animation before. This two-year course is very practical and will teach you all about how to make your characters do much more than move – you make them perform.

Central Saint Martins
M.Sc. Film, Exhibition and Curation

The Film, Exhibition and Curation programme from The University of Edinburgh will enable you to understand the circulation of the moving image, to engage with new audiences and develop modes of outreach and accessibility.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Art History and Film Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and Film Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.A. Independent Filmmaking

This programme helps you develop the skills necessary for a career working in the film industry. Delivered at our Production Hub at Paintworks in Bristol and our Newton Park Campus, we provide an environment which nurtures and inspires creative vision, including storytelling.Oscar winning producer, Lord David Puttnam, contributes to the teaching of the programme in the form of a customised module.

College of Liberal Arts
M.A. Film

MA Film at University of the Arts London  is a practical course in film drama production which develops the potential of accomplished filmmakers.

London College of Communication
M.A. Creative Media

This course is designed for ambitious practitioners who are looking to hone their future directions, post graduation, or who are already working in the creative and media industries.

Master Programmes
M.A. Music for the Moving Image

Writing music for the moving image requires a unique combination of technical and creative skills. This course aims to give you a critical appreciation of the theory together with a solid grounding in the techniques and practices essential for contemporary film and television music production.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
M.Litt. Film Studies

The MLitt in Film Studies will expand your appreciation of the medium in terms of its history, formal properties, and its relationships with other art forms. There is a particular focus on authorship and adaptation, as well as the transition from script to screen, drawing on an extensive collection of unpublished script material.

School of Humanities
M.Sc. Filmmaking and Media Arts

The MSc in Filmmaking and Media Arts is designed to deliver a portfolio of skills required in contemporary screen-based production contexts. If you are a filmmaker, freelance media producer, or an independent media artist seeking to develop advanced skills and learn key industry practices for building your career, the MSc in Filmmaking and Media Arts has been specifically designed for you.

M.A. Film

Develop your creativity and prepare for a career in film while gaining hands-on experience at Screen Academy Scotland on this Creative Skillset accredited course.

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative
M.Phil. Media and Communications, PhD

This programme aims to develop students who are able to express themselves creatively and self-critically in theoretical and/or practice work. You'll develop research skills, presentation skills, an understanding of the workings of the media and their broad cultural and social impacts and an understanding of the pleasures of media consumption.

Department of Media & Communications
M.Phil. Digital Media

Digital Media at Swansea has research strengths in media and cultural theory, the history and philosophy of media technology, and contemporary developments in digital media in the UK, the European mainland, the USA and China.

M.A. Film and Screen Cultures

Study film and screen cultures while immersing yourself in the creative culture of London at film festivals, studios, galleries and pop-up cinemas. Our MA combines the study of mainstream and experimental film, contemporary television and the video-essay form, and includes the option to produce either a written or audio-visual dissertation.

M.A. Radio Production

The development of DAB, internet radio and podcasting is creating exciting opportunities for radio producers, and this course will enable you to take advantage of these new technologies – as well as more traditional media – to communicate with audiences in a creative and exciting way.

Faculty of Media and Communication
Master Composition for Film and Television

The MMus in Composition for Film and Television at London College of Music (LCM) is one of the longest-established qualifications of its kind. Designed for advanced composition students, this course is not suitable for guitar-based singer-songwriters, composers with no, or limited, orchestral experience, or for those with little familiarity of standard musical notation

London College of Music
MA / MFA Film Directing

The M.F.A. in Film Directing at The University of Edinburgh combines professional practice elements with workshops and tutorials, for a practice-based approach to movie and documentary directing. The Master’s degree teaches students to tell stories using film language and technical expertise, following key steps in movie production. The course includes an internship at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

School of Design
M.A. Film Studies and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Film Studies and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Film and Film Cultures

This course, run in collaboration with international film specialists in Modern Languages at Leicester, will provide you with a deeper understanding of the relationship between films and the cultures and societies in which they are created and consumed.

Department of History
M.A. Ancient History and Film Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Ancient History and Film Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
MA/MSc Future Media

Future Media course is a postgraduate programme at Birmingham City University that does what it says: Future is finding your future and exploiting future developments in the digital marketing and advertising industry; Media is acquiring your digital media skill-set with top media agencies and emerging technologies.

Birmingham NTI
M.A. Animation

This innovative course focuses on the development of a significant experimental animation production that synthesises research undertaken in areas such as drawing, live-action, drawing on film, under camera manipulation, stop-frame animation, pixilation and sound as art. A strong independent research base will underpin individual practice.

M.Sc. Image and Video Communications and Signal Processing

The Image and Video Communications and Signal Processing programme from University of Bristol covers the properties and limitations of modern communication channels and networks, alongside the coding and compression methods required for efficient and reliable wired and wireless audiovisual transmission.

Faculty of Engineering
M.A. By Research Screening Staging Europe

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M.A. Film and Television Production

Develop as a producer/director of factual programmes and extend your creative skills and technical knowledge. With talks by industry professionals, and access to a broad range of equipment, you’ll create a portfolio of work that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
M.A. Scriptwriting

Utilising the expertise of our expanded Scriptwriting team the course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) builds on the skill base and reputation of our established undergraduate course and boasts improved facilities as a result of the move to our £15 Million Media Factory development with state-of-the-art facilities.

M.Sc. Digital Studio Practice (MSc by research)

This programme is for students who already have a background in digital media and wish to extend their study through a series of practical research-led projects. Students work in collaborative contexts to develop skills in conceptualizing and implementing creative projects that make extensive use of digital media.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Film with Practice

The MA Film with Practice is a taught programme from the University of Kent suitable for graduates in film, practitioners who want to advance their practice in an intellectually stimulating environment and non-film graduates with a passion for film practice demonstrated though amateur filmmaking.

School of Arts
M.Sc. Media Economics

The MSc Media Economics course offered by University of East Anglia will equip you with the skills required to enter a career in the business aspect of the media (eg account executives in advertising, a career in publishing, finance and management positions in broadcasting).

School of Economics
M.A. Photography

The MA Photography programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) offers an in-depth, creative and socially engaged postgraduate level education in the practices of contemporary photography. You will develop an appreciation of photography as a tool for personal expression, cultural storytelling and political activism.

M.A. Global Cinemas and the Transcultural

The M.A. in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural at SOAS University of London helps students understand topics and themes in cinema from each country based on diverse cultural perspectives. This Master’s course includes courses about South Korean cinema, film in the Middle East, culture and society of South Asia and you can specialise in one or more of the regional cinemas.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.Sc. Creative Technologies

This course develops skills in computer animation, computer games technology, film and television, or music technology. It is driven by the design and application of the latest hardware, software and techniques to produce creative and innovative media artefacts. These could be focused on industry-related developments but equally you could test an idea or propose a new idea to address novel research problems.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
M.A. Fine Art

The MA in Fine Art enables artists to evaluate and develop their creative practice to the highest of standards. It develops theoretical awareness, critical thinking and independent arts practice to a professional level. 

M.A. Photography (Part-time)

Develop your individual style and explore photography as a means of creative expression. Implement, research and extend your practical and intellectual skills across the spectrum of photography, digital imaging and video. Create an impressive portfolio of work and exhibit in real gallery space.

M.Phil. Film and Visual Studies

We offer research programmes in both critical and creative practice. These are designed for students who wish to conduct research into historical or broader theoretical issues in film and audiovisual cultures, or those who are interested in practice-led research. We encourage cross-disciplinary projects, especially those involving other areas within the School of Creative Arts.

School of Creative Arts
M.A. Radio

This Radio Masters develops skills that are relevant not only in radio but also TV, film and multi-platform production. It’s an outstanding way to gain a fast start in any area of production. The production modules cover areas such as targeting ideas for audiences, budgeting, research, editing, live studio production and post programme evaluation.

M.A. Intercultural Communication in the Creative Industries

This brand new MA is perfect for multilingual students who want a career in the creative industries. In our cosmopolitan global culture talented people with multilingual skills are increasingly sought after by the creative industries. In this trailblazing MA you will have the opportunity to combine your language and translation skills with the study of London’s vibrant creative industries.

M.A. Photography

This University for the Creative Arts MA Photography course approaches photography as an expanded visual discipline. You are encouraged to produce professional work as well as engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making. Our facilities and course ethos help you develop flexible modes of practice that respond to the diverse field of contemporary photography.

Film
M.Res. Visual Culture Masters

The MA in Visual Culture, University of Nottingham fosters close analysis of visual culture across a broad chronological period from the Renaissance to the present day and from a range of theoretical and historical approaches. Students are encouraged to develop a rigorous critical approach that engages with the issues and debates that surround the production, display, and reception of visual culture, and the issues that pertain to the historical study of visual culture as a discipline.

Art History
M.A. Filmmaking

The London Film School's MA Filmmaking course is designed for graduates and those with equivalent experience in creative practice who wish to pursue a professional-level training in all key departments of filmmaking. You work in small units on six film exercises, on 16mm, 35mm and digital formats are trained around these exercises to deal with the increasing complexity and the technical demands of the practical work. You will study as a director, a director of photography, a camera operator, an editor and as a sound recordist, and you are likely to work, with supporting classes, as a producer, screenwriter or production designer. Although the course is primarily practical and vocational, it includes teaching in film history, film analysis and other contextual studies.

M.A. Film Production

On the MA Film Production, the learning experience is built around practical production modules, underpinned by theory that explores key developments and debates throughout the history of cinema.

London School of Film ,Media and Design
M.A. Theatre & Performance Studies

The MA Theatre and Performance is an exciting taught postgraduate degree that will allow you to focus on developing your own arts practice. Your practice will be supported by notably experienced tutors and guest artists and you will be encouraged to create performances for festivals, city centre venues, and site specific projects or for the touring studio.

M.A. Screenwriting

MA Screenwriting (part time) at London College of Communication is one of the UK’s leading film and TV scripting courses with a strong reputation in the industry. Graduates of MA Screenwriting have gone on to win numerous UK and international awards, work on major film projects in active development, and are writing for a wide range of programmes currently being screened on UK television.

London College of Communication
M.Phil. Film Studies

This course provides graduates, who have a specialist interest in film and cinema, with the chance to develop a high degree of competence in the formal analysis of film and relate such analysis to broader historical and theoretical considerations.

M.A. Digital Directions

Digital Direction addresses media and storytelling in the digital era, assessing emerging issues associated with contemporary digital communication and the creative economy, training new creative leaders who are responsive to continually changing contexts, infrastructures and technologies and engendering a new wave of creative leadership. 

School of Communication