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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Studying in United Kingdom

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.

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

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. Photography

MA Photography 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, encouraged and supported by world-class academic and technical staff.

School of Art and Design
M.A. Art and Design (Photography)

This Art and 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. This programme is awarded by Falmouth University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

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. 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 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.

Master 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. Global Film and Television

The new MA in Global Film and Television is an online course, offering a range of distinct critical and theoretical approaches. You will be asked to explore the dynamic relationship between visual style and social commentary in work of film and television from around the world. This Global Film and Television programme is offered by The University of Hertfordshire.

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.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. 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. 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.

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. 

M.A. Film and Visual Cultures

This Film and Visual Cultures MA from Coventry University allows you to investigate the technological, social and cultural changes that have led to this development.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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.Phil. Media and Performing Arts

The School of Media and Performing Arts has a thriving postgraduate research culture. We offer opportunities in the areas of Film and Media, Drama and Performance, Creative Writing, and Digital Storytelling.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
M.A. Photography

Define your photographic practice and become a critical practitioner. Discover, research and experiment with different processes and disciplines. Develop your critical understanding of current debates and discourses. With access to industry-standard facilities, and supported by a team of photographers, visual artists and theorists, you’ll be well prepared to take part in the global industry of contemporary photography.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
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
M.A. Classical Studies 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) Classical Studies and Film Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
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. 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. The programme is taught by scholars of international standing, and has an outstanding record of research and publication, including topping league tables for best film department in the UK in The Guardian and for research in the national research assessment of 2009 (under European Studies).

M.A. Creative Digital 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. Photography

On this course you will extend your photographic work at postgraduate level, defining your own authorial voice within the context of the contemporary documentary environment and the theoretical debates that underpin this. There is a strong ethos in social and cultural awareness, supporting projects that are embedded within research and professional practice. You will be encouraged to network, publicise and market your work outside the University, and enhance your skills for working in the creative sector.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
M.Sc. Media and Arts Technology by Research

This new programme aims to produce postgraduates with excellent technical and creative skills, who have a unique vision of how digital technology transforms creative, technical and social possibilities. You will receive training in the full research cycle including identifying a problem, choosing suitable methods to address it (eg, qualitative, experimental, practice-based) and communication of results.

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 Media

This MA in Film and Media allows you to develop your critical and theoretical understanding of film and media through a range of approaches to the disciplines. You will acquire specialist subject knowledge, experience of advanced study, the practical skills necessary to undertake advanced research, and training in transferable research skills and methodologies.

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. Creative and Media Enterprises

Whether you’re a recent arts graduate, a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned media professional, this course will help you to tackle the real challenges of running a small creative business. Focusing on the special relationship between creativity, strategic management and cultural entrepreneurship, this was the first programme in the UK to examine the business of creativity.

M.A. Television Production

Our MA is distinguished from traditional courses in that it specifically addresses the diversity and crossover of today's film and television culture with the aim of producing adaptive thinkers and highly creative practitioners. Our academic focus engages and interrogates film and television's status in the 21st century, which is often defined in terms of the digital age and digital culture.

Master Creative Sound and Media Technology (MMus)

This course is intended primarily for those with experience of music technology who wish to explore the field in more depth, or broaden their experience in interdisciplinary and multimedia work. It would also benefit those with a general musical background who wish to gain more experience working with technology, and those with experience in media-based technologies who wish to focus on sound.

School of Music and Performing Arts
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
M.A. Journalism and Documentary Practice

This MA is for you if you have a passion for news, current affairs, documentary or any aspect of factual programme-making. It offers a practical training in, and critical engagement with, journalism and documentary-making.

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
M.A. Screen: Directing, Writing - Drama Centre London

This intensive Screen: Directing, Writing - Drama Centre London course gives you a unique insight into an actors conservatoire training, giving the director the intellectual and artistic tools to better communicate and stimulate a creative performance from actors on film. Directing means working with performers and developing a methodology that balances the needs of the actor against the grinding pressure of the shooting process.

Central Saint Martins
M.Sc. Future Media, MA

Future Media, MA, Msc 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; Pro means proving your professionalism in experiential assignments and professional practice.

The New Technology Institute
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. Film and Television Production

No matter what experience you have in filmmaking, if you want to develop as a factual producer/director this course will extend your creative skills and production knowledge to a high level. 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. 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. Film and Television Studies

The MA in Film and Television Studies provides you with in-depth knowledge of critical perspectives and research skills in the study of film and television. The programme combines the textual, theoretical and historical study of film and television in both past and contemporary contexts.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Filmmaking

This is it. From the moment you begin this MA you’ll be filmmaking. Come and transcend the physical restrictions of the world – and bring your passion and a good pair of shoes.

Department of Media & Communications
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 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.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. 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.

M.A. Research in Theatre and Performance

The MA by Research in Theatre and Performance offers you the opportunity to engage critically and creatively with a diverse range of historical and contemporary practices in drama, theatre and performance (including dance and live art, or digital and networked performance).

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
MRes 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 (Directing Fiction)

This Masters, a pathway of the MA Filmmaking, will enable you to gain a full understanding of how to collaborate on all stages of filmmaking, from scripting and pre-production through shoot, post-production and marketing/exhibition of your work. It will build your skills and confidence in expressing your unique vision and conveying it to your team.

Department of Media & Communications
M.A. Film Producing

If you work freelance, in a media production company, or want to set up your own creative business, this film producing course will develop your skills and subject knowledge to the high level required to succeed in the film industry.

Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries
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
M.A. Digital Media and Society

The emergence of new digital communication platforms has had significant impacts. Audiences are transforming into media producers; new business models are emerging; social media campaigns create new forms of politics; digital culture highlights practices of sharing and participation; and data collection and analytics affect an increasing part of our lives.

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
M.A. Screen: Acting - Drama Centre London

MA Screen: Acting prepares you for work in film and television and related fields by bringing together the key artistic knowledge and skills that are needed to give a truthful and exciting performance on screen. MA Screen: Acting is delivered in close collaboration with MA Screen: Directing, Writing.

Central Saint Martins
M.A. Media, Film and TV Production

This practice-led MA offers the opportunity to advance your practical and theoretical understanding of media production processes in a professional and creative environment. The programme is informed by industry professionals and our expert academic team who are actively engaged in research, professional practice, film making and publishing. You will develop the professional skills required by senior managers and professionals in the media and cover the ethics, laws and regulatory frameworks that govern and affect the industry.

Master Film and Video

Deepen your practical and theoretical knowledge of film and video and become a confident and articulate researcher. You’ll pursue a project of your own choice with expert guidance, and engage with a wide range of approaches to independent film and video making - from the experimental and avant-garde to the relationship with new forms such as digital. It’s a stepping stone to a career in research, or the opportunity to enhance your skills for progression in the creative and cultural industries.

M.Litt. Film & Television Studies

The MLitt in Film & Television Studies, taught in Scotland’s media capital, offers the opportunity for the critical study of film and television. This well-established programme at University of Glasgow aims to provide an advanced understanding of the approaches and methodologies in Film & Television Studies and to equip you with core research skills for advanced study in this field.

School of Culture and Creative Arts
Postgrad.Cert. Performing Before the Camera

This course is designed for individuals who want to perform, or present in front of a camera in a variety of situations, including fictional drama and factual programming and who may, or may not, have experience in acting and public speaking.

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science