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Course summary

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, our MA Film Distribution and Marketing has been designed with industry to reflect the growing need for entrepreneurial producers, marketers and distribution experts. Graduates from this course have secured roles with companies such as Koch Media (Germany), Kaleidoscope Films (UK), GFM Films (UK) and Red Arrow Media (Europe). You will have an opportunity to experience work placements during the course with previous placements including major industry players such as FilmNation (US) and Sony Picture Classics (US). What's covered in the course? Taught by an industry experienced team, including Oscar-nominated producer, Lee Thomas, and film industry expert, Eugenio Triana, you'll develop the strategic skills needed to apply new and emergent models of film financing and market and engage audiences in a competitive, fast changing global entertainment business. This Master’s course examines old and new business models spanning all aspects of the film development cycle. The course embraces advances in technology, digital communication channels and opportunities to monetise content across a variety of platforms outside traditional cinema. During the course, you will receive intensive tuition from industry professionals before working to create and deploy strategies for projects around development and pitching, financing and pitching to investors, and distribution and marketing campaigns - all under the guidance of mentors. As well as this, you'll get to work on real film projects ranging from low- to no-budget esoteric art house through to more commercially ambitious genres and across all stages of a film's life cycle – from development to production to distribution. During the course previous students have worked with companies including New Yorker Films, New Wave Films, Kaleidoscope Films and the Taiwan Film Institute. Additionally, Film Futures students will study in BCU’s new £260 million City Campus facilities.

Assessment method

Assessment will mainly be based on individual portfolios, proposals, pitches and critical evaluations.


Entry requirements

MA Film Distribution and Marketing is open to applicants who are enterprising, agile thinkers who can demonstrate an interest in film and developing marketing and distribution strategy. You must be a graduate. If you do not have a degree, you may be accepted if you can demonstrate equivalent experience and / or qualifications. International applicants: English - IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any bands). We do also accept students who have TOEFL or Pearsons.


Fees and funding

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Film Distribution and Marketing at Birmingham City University - UCAS