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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230 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. 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.

UH Online
M.A. Documentary and Factual

This MA Documentary and Factuall course from the Met Film School focuses on the creative, technical and industry skills you need to develop documentaries and factual programming across the contemporary media landscape. We will teach you how to film reality from a variety of perspectives, understanding and sometimes challenging traditional interpretations of the documentary and its delivery.

MA / MFA Animation - MFA

Animation is a fantastically diverse medium, and its possibilities are expanding continually. Animators are dealing with new platforms for delivery, new technologies for production and new audiences as the theories and contexts of animation are being developed and understood. The Animation - MFA programme is offered at The University of Edinburgh.

School of Design
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. 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
MA / MFA Film Directing - MFA

The Film Directing - MFA programme at The University of Edinburgh takes a project-led, practice-based approach to studying for an MA in Film Directing which integrates analysis of contemporary film practice with practical film making.

School of Design
M.A. Filmmaking - 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. 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. 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
Preparation Course 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.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. 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.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. 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.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. 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.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.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. 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 Arts and Social Sciences
Postgrad.Dip. Photography

Graduate Diploma Photography at London College of Communication will help you define yourself as a photographer and prepare you to enter the field of photography working at the cutting edge of contemporary practice. Build a foundation of technical skills, from analogue to the latest digital technologies, and expand your ideas through a set of course projects.

London College of Communication
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. Performance Practice

This programme will be of interest to those who understand themselves as emerging or working practitioners in any area of the wide and stimulating field of performance. This includes contemporary work as well as more established forms of performance and theatre.

Department of Performing Arts
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. Feature Film Making

The course teaches you how modern filmmakers make feature length projects and offers practical experience of trying to make such projects. The collaborative nature of modern film making means that this is a course for students with aspirations as directors, producers, AP’s, camera ops, editors etc. who want to develop both their aesthetic and business skills for a long successful career working on feature length documentaries or fiction films.

School of Humanities and Cultural Industries
M.A. Film Studies

This MA takes a distinctive approach by exploring global manifestations of film as a medium (including Hollywood), and examining its cultural, economic, aesthetic and ideological operations.

M.A. Animation

MA Animation at UCA Farnham has strong interdisciplinary approach to the animated form in traditional 2D and 3D stop motion animation. The master in animation encourages the use of digital and new media practices including CGI, flash, visual FX (after-effects) and experimental approaches to moving image. You develop your master in animation project using narrative/non-narrative practices and/or animated documentaries grounded in visual and animation theory.

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.A. Film and Television Studies

Drawing on the internationally recognised expertise of our academics, primarily in the areas of Film and Television aesthetics, history and theory, this course enables you to familiarise yourself with key disciplinary issues and methodologies before focusing on an area of personal academic interest.

M.A. Photography

MFA Photography offers you a rare opportunity for extended study and practice over two years at Masters level. A distinctive feature of our course is the development of a high level of professional and research-based knowledge on the subject of photography. This gives you a unique perspective to enable you to be successful in this internationally expanding field.

M.A. Filmmaking: Concept to Screen

This Filmmaking: Concept to Screen taught degree programme 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. By the end of the degree, students will have developed a competition and festival-ready calling-card short film, together with transferrable skills in developing and marketing their product and an understanding of the nature of the film industry.

School of Creative Studies and Media
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.

M.A. Documentary Film

Direct and produce your own film. Learn from experienced tutors who've screened work for the BBC and Channel 4. Find out how to pitch and compete for commissions. With MA Documentary graduates who've achieved distinction in leading industry awards and screenings, this course gives you the chance to become another of the celebrated faces behind the camera.

London College of Communication
M.A. Filmmaking (Screen Documentary)

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.

Department of Media & Communications
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.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. 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. 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. 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. Creative Practice

Our Master of Arts in Creative Practice at Leeds College of Art has been devised for creative practitioners; recent graduates and professionals who wish to examine, strengthen and deepen their practice within their own particular context.

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. 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. 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.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. 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.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.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. 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
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. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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. Digital Media Arts

Our Digital Media Arts MA is taught both at the University of Brighton and at Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is a digital culture agency where a key part of its work is education and professional development (PPD). Through short technology labs and courses they help empower the digital artists and creative engineers of tomorrow.

Faculty of Arts and Architecture
M.A. Filmmaking MFA

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.

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.

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
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
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
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
M.A. Broadcast Futures

This course is for designers who are interested in technologies that have the human body and its covering as their focus.

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. 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
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.

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