Documentary Production for TV, Film and Digital Media at University of Salford - UCAS

University of Salford

Degree level: Postgraduate

Documentary Production for TV, Film and Digital Media (Taught)

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Course summary

Do you have a passion for documentary filmmaking and telling stories where real life is often stranger than fiction? Do you want to shed light on the pressing social issues? On our MA Documentary Filmmaking course, we’ll help you hone your voice as a documentary filmmaker and guide you as you take those first steps into the industry. Whether it’s a one-hour documentary or a five-minute film, you will learn the craft of documentary filmmaking: how to tell a cracking story and keep your audience on the edge of their seats. From specialist factual to factual entertainment and from reality TV to current affairs, you’ll also benefit from a range of industry engagement and live brief opportunities, which will enable you to work on real world projects. As part of this master’s degree in documentary filmmaking you’ll receive expert instruction and guidance from working producers and filmmakers, who will be able to provide you with the concepts, techniques and processes that are key to the TV documentary form. In addition to quality teaching and a wealth of opportunities, this course has an enviable reputation for producing award winning films (Previous students have been nominated for RTS Student TV Awards and won the prestigious BBC Arabic Film Festival). Many graduates have gone on to work for BBC, ITV independent production companies in the UK and internationally. What’s more, you’ll be able to take advantage of the TV production grade facilities that our exciting MediaCityUK campus has to offer, collaborating with your fellow students to produce innovative content. And studying at Salford is about much more than the course. You’ll be located at the heart of one of the country’s most reputable media hubs, where you’ll join a vibrant community of practicing creatives. Want to find out more about our master’s degree in documentary filmmaking? Why not sign-up to an Open Day. You will:

  • Specialise in the areas of documentary filmmaking that interest you
  • Gain industry advice from major broadcasters in how to build your career
  • Learn from award winning documentary filmmakers who will help you transition to working in the TV and film industry
  • Engage with and pitch ideas to production companies In MediaCity
  • Learn cutting-edge TV documentary production techniques using the latest technologies
  • Graduate with a strong portfolio of work that can be used for employment or further study


Media Theory and Practice, Creative Development Projects, Collaborative Projects, Advanced Production Practices, Production Craft, Major Project: Practice Research Project and Major Project: Dissertation. Please see our website to find out more about the modules we offer for this course.

Assessment method

Assessment includes: Creative projects portfolios and productions; live briefs; critical reflections; presentations; essay. Please see our website for the assessment methods.

Entry requirements

To join this MA you should have a second class honours degree, 2:2 or above, with an appropriate amount of media production, technology and design experience. For the MA programmes in media production you will be required to submit a project proposal related to your chosen specialist field to support your application.Please see our website for the full entry requirements. International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.

Fees and funding

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Documentary Production for TV, Film and Digital Media at University of Salford - UCAS