University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Film, Television and Creative Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

Overview This MA is for you if you love to be creative and you’re brimming with ideas and concepts – but you want to understand the theory behind your passions too. Film and television are multi-billion-pound global industries that play a crucial role in shaping how we understand the world around us. On our MA Film, Television and Creative Practice you will master the essential skills for a career in film and television, in a pioneering centre for the subject. You’ll develop your creative and critical skills through an exciting mix of practical work and studies of media history and theory. You’ll graduate with practical and creative skills for the job market combined with a deep understanding of the social, cultural, political, industrial, and aesthetic aspects of film. About This Course Prepare to combine the development of your existing creative skills in film and television production with a fascinating grounding in the historical and theoretical approaches to the two media. Your core modules will focus on creativity and developing ideas, the study of media forms, short film, and video production – giving you a strong base of knowledge. You’ll then have free rein to pick complementary modules from a range of options covering areas such as gender in media, Hollywood cinema, and national and international film cultures. One of the most important aspects of your MA is the dissertation-by-practice: an audio-visual project combining your intellectual and theoretical knowledge with your practical skills, supervised by a faculty member. This is your chance to focus in depth on a subject that inspires you and takes you closer to your career goals. Your studies will come to life in several different ways. As well as lectures, seminars, and film screenings, you will have access to UEA’s Television Studio and our state-of-the-art Media Suite, packed with innovative media technologies including editing suites, cameras, sound equipment, a sound studio, and a digitization suite. You’ll have the opportunity to be fully trained in how to use this equipment, deepening your understanding of how film and television is produced. We are also home to the extensive East Anglian Film Archive, a unique resource which you can make use of during your time here. And we have close links with the British Film Institute in London. Graduates from our MA frequently progress to PhD study and have gone on to rewarding careers in various fields including archiving, academia, journalism, and the film and television industries. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Assessment method

Assessment is on the basis of coursework: including, but not limited to, performance in class, placements, essays and seminar papers, and the final, practice-based, dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree at minimum 2.2 standard or equivalent (Humanities or Social Sciences). All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9500 Whole course
Scotland £9500 Whole course
Wales £9500 Whole course
International £19800 Whole course

Additional fee information

If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.

Sponsorship information

The university offers a number of scholarships to UK/EU and international students each year.

Film, Television and Creative Practice at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS