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Course Level:Postgraduate
Next Start Date: October 2022
Duration: 15 Months
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton
Attendance: Full-time

About the course

Skilfully blending theory and practice, this course gives you hands-on experience of film-making to a professional standard, from scripting through to post-production. It prepares you to work in the TV and film industries or write your own story as an independent film-maker.

The course encourages you to explore the world of film production including cross-media approaches to story-telling; scriptwriting; production planning and development; digital film production; editing and post-production techniques; film history and theory.

You also complete a final dissertation or project. If you choose to produce a project, you take on the challenge of making your own film - either fiction, a documentary piece of work or a hybrid.

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Why choose this course?

  • Gain the specialist knowledge and skills you need to work professionally and do well in the fast-evolving field of digital film production
  • Study with a dynamic, experienced team of acclaimed film-makers, academic experts and published scholars
  • Develop your industry network and future employment potential through meeting leading filmmakers, film editors and industry executives
  • Learn a range of important transferable skills relevant to work in broadcasting; journalism; arts or media administration; governmental regulation of the media; research; marketing, sales and advertising
  • Benefit from a degree equipping you to continue to MPhil and PhD research degrees

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Course Leader - Professor Luke Hockley

My research interests are concerned with exploring the connections between film theory and clinical psychotherapy.

As a practicing psychotherapist I am particularly struck by the ways that clients talk about film in therapy and how different this is to the way that academics use psychoanalytic theory to analyse films.

 
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The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Digital Film Project (MED012-6) Compulsory
  • Fiction/Non Fiction Film Production (MED524-6) Compulsory
  • Film Analysis (MED528-6) Compulsory
  • Practical Post-Production (MED525-6) Compulsory
  • Truth And Telling (MED527-6) Compulsory

The course units contain both formative and summative assessments, and it is during these units that you will learn the range of competences and knowledges necessary to succeed on the course. The units utilise reports, essays, case studies, projects, dissertations and practical work for assessment as appropriate to the topic being studied.. For your final master's project you can undertake a production or a traditional dissertation.

Why study in the School of Arts and Creative Industries?

  • Professional theatre and dance studios
  • Latest digital and VR technologies and performance techniques
  • Taught by experienced performers and practitioners
  • Industry links and Media Masterclasses
  • Media arts centre equipped with industry standard facilities
  • Specially equipped Art and Design building

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

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To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

Applicants should have a first degree in the area of arts, humanities or social science; or significant media industry experience.

All applicants must provide a two-page proposal for a documentary they would like to make and provide evidence of an ability to use images to tell stories via a show reel.


This course is ideal for you, if after graduation you are seeking a job in film related fields in areas such as production, programming, marketing and film administration. It provides an understanding of filmmaking in relation to commercial and cultural industries both global and in the UK.

After Graduation Students who graduate from this MA Course will be qualified to apply for MPhil and PhD research degrees.Students graduating from this degree have also entered the film industry as editors, filmmakers, production crew and set up their own production companies.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 21/22 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 21/22 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student