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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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.

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.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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
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. Photography

The Photography course from Falmouth University will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to meaningfully engage with a technologically and socially evolving medium, and succeed within the increasingly complex and competitive creative industries.

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. 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. Film and TV

The MA Film and TV from Coventry University is a flexible, student driven course designed to fit in with learners’ professional and personal commitments. Delivered online by guiding practice, the curriculum is adaptable to student needs and accommodates current media industry developments.

Media and Performing Arts
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. 

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
Postgraduate Diploma 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. Film and Cultural Studies

Explore a wide range of films, contextual studies and critical debates. Study films and culture at an advanced level. Focus on areas that you find fascinating while contextualising your interests within the wider field.

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

Take a distinctive approach to exploring film – we offer you the opportunity to examine the cultural, economic, aesthetic and ideological operations of cinema. You gain a high-level introduction to leading theoretical approaches, while also enjoying a flexible and exciting range of specialised options.

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.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.A. Documentary Photography and Photojournalism

The Documentary Photography and Photojournalism course at University of Westminster provides a unique combination of professional practice and critical understanding for documentary photographers and photojournalists working in the field of editorial and contemporary media practice.

University of Westminster - Faculty of Media, Arts and Design
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. 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. 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. Film and 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
MA / MFA Animation

The Master of Arts in Animation at The University of Edinburgh teaches students a wide range of animation styles. Students will use their preferred methods and choose from an extensive set of classical and digital tools. Discover your own animation style and develop your independent project work using environments, data sets or film narratives.

School of Design
M.A. Film Distribution and Marketing

Shoot into the film industry with the world's first Master’s degree in film distribution and marketing. Available as a one-year intensive full-time course, the MA Film Distribution and Marketing at Birmingham City University has been designed with industry to reflect the growing need for entrepreneurial producers, marketers and distribution experts.

Birmingham NTI
M.A. Photography

This course is designed not only those who have already studied photography (or a related subject at degree level) but also to those coming from a different background with a commitment to exploring the world though the photographic medium.

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

The media continue to be central to gendered power relations and identification processes. This degree combines theoretical and methodological approaches from the social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities to explore the relationship between media, gender and sexuality. You’ll also explore how gender and sexuality frame and are framed by such issues.

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. 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
Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Photography

If you are a practising photographer working in a healthcare setting, this programme offers you the opportunity to extend your knowledge and understanding of the profession and the context in which it is practised. Through a combination of theoretical and practical based assignments, you will advance your photographic skills and critical thinking through evidence-based, reflective practice.

Cardiff School of Healthcare Sciences
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. 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.

Postgraduate Certificate 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.

The Faculty of Arts and 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.

M.A. Contemporary Art Practice

The Contemporary Art Practice programme enables us to incorporate practices that exceed the specificity of the well-established disciplines of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art. Contemporary Art Practice engages with contemporary modes of art production, dissemination and debate.

School of Fine Art
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