Film (Documentary) at University of South Wales - UCAS

University of South Wales

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Film (Documentary) (Taught)

Course summary

This Documentary Film Masters degree is all about telling human stories through film. Working with top industry practitioners and alongside BBC Wales’ training scheme It’s My Shout, you will learn the importance of storytelling, self-shooting and single camera “guerilla” filmmaking. Students on this documentary filmmaking masters course will also have the chance to pitch your ideas to real factual commissioners including those at Channel 4 and the BBC. You will study in the heart of Cardiff, home to a thriving film and TV industry, including leading independent production companies Boom Cymru, Rondo Media and Plimsoll, and learn from documentary directors and producers with many years of international production experience. Industry masterclasses, guest lectures and the chance to pitch your idea to make a short broadcast documentary for BBC Wales add up to a rich and varied learning and training opportunity. Students on course will be taught via a mix of workshops, seminars, lectures and tutorials, as well as guest lectures and masterclasses from industry professionals. Assessment will be via a series of practical assessments based around live briefs and production projects (70%), combined with written reflections and critical analysis of students’ work (30%). Applicants who are unsure as to which pathway they should apply for are encouraged to contact the course team for an informal discussion before making an application. Should you choose to apply for more than one pathway, your portfolio should demonstrate your interest and experience in each individual area and therefore more than one portfolio may be required.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

A minimum honours 2:2 degree in a relevant subject or appropriate professional qualification; or an HND/HNC and relevant experience; or equivalent international qualifications. Those without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, where prior experience will be taken into account.


English language requirements

International applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

USW English Language Requirements

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/international/courses/ielts-english-programmes-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Film (Documentary) at University of South Wales - UCAS