Course Summary Are you a graduate or an industry professional ready to take your career to the next level, develop a new specialism, or see your film idea or project realised? Our MA in Screen and Film Production could enable you to advance your career, develop and enhance your skillset, and align yourself with top industry professionals. Our new Masters in Screen and Film Production puts you and your aspirations at the centre of your learning, whilst refining your chosen specialist pathway. Our cutting-edge industry-led course allows you to design and realise your own bespoke educational experience. Through your two mentors, one an external industry expert who will be aligned to your industry specialism, you will gain invaluable insight into the film, screen, and television industries. You will also have the opportunity to tailor the course to meet your individual and professional development needs, placing your career aspirations at the heart of your learning. You will have access to all the latest industry level production sets/studios, technology and resources to bring your projects to life. Our MA in Screen and Film Production supports collaborative professional practice within a creative environment with industry professionals and resources to support project or specialist development within a dynamic creative environment. The course will allow you to utilise our innovative personalised curriculum, deciding upon a specialism and putting that skill into focus. The areas of practice-based research are wide and bespoke to you but are illustrated by the following examples:
- Producer who wishes to specialise in developing distribution pathways for a feature film
- Sound Designer who wants to refine their craft and specialise in foley
- Director of Photography who wishes to develop their specialism in filming in natural light
- Director who wants to develop their skills in drama reconstruction within the context of documentary
- Screenwriter who wishes to develop a project to move onto the greenlight phase of production
- Production Designer who wants to develop their practical and creative skills for film and television
- Editor who wishes to develop post-production skills in editing drama
Module 1 - Research for Practice Module This module will allow you to explore the convergence of theory and practice in your chosen specialist area. Through research based learning you will develop an in depth understanding of your chosen pathway and throughout the module develop the skills to apply a critical and theoretical lens in which to view your chosen area of screen and film specialism. To support your development of research and practice this module encompasses research training and 1-2-1 tuition/mentoring. The skills and experience gained through the module provide a starting point for the Major Project. Module 2 - Project Development In this module you will utilize your research and development from the Research for Practice module and begin to refine your ideas/specialism/project into the developmental stage of the production process. Within the module you will develop your pathway whether it is an Editor, a Director of Photography, Director, Sound Designer, Production Designer, Screenwriter or Producer. Through experimentation, developing new techniques and ideas, you will begin to understand how you want to develop as a practioner. Throughout this module you will work closely with both an industry and SFS mentor who will support you to develop an approach in which to showcase your ideas. You will be encouraged to explore, innovate and experiment. This could be showcased within a pitch, concept showcase, audio piece, screenplay, film treatment, micro short film, or pilot, depending on your chosen specialism. Module 3 - Specialist Development This module will allow you to dig deep into your specialist practice utilizing the research, experimentation and development that you have undertaken in your Project Development module. Throughout this module you will be encouraged and supported to develop and refine your idea. Through further practice based research, idea consolidation, refinement of practice and reflection on your specialism it will support you to move your project onto the next stage. Working with your SFS and industry mentor you will have developed the groundwork for realizing your idea or project in the Major Project module. Module 4 - Collaborative Development This module utilises the collaborative practice that is intrinsic to screen and film production. Within this module you will be invited to work collaboratively with peers, industry contacts and external stakeholders to work together on a collaborative outcome. The culmination of this module can be realised in number of different outcomes including screenings, films, audio pieces or exhibitions. Module 5 - Major Project This module provides you with the opportunity to produce an extended piece of work that explores your chosen specialist pathway. The research practice and development that you have engaged with in the previous modules will support you in realising your major graduation piece. Throughout the module you will be individually supervised by your industry and SFS mentor Through applying the knowledge and skills gained through the first two semesters, you will be empowered to work at the forefront of your discipline, adding to the growing field of practice-informed research in the screen and film industries.
• Reflective Diaries or Portfolios • Presentations • Short Filmed or Audio Outcomes • Collaborative Skills • Dissertation or Research Essay
How to apply
We are not able to accept applicants that require a Student Visa to study in the UK.
A good Degree (normally 2.2 or above) in a creative industry related subject or significant professional experience in the creative arts/industries. All applicants will be subject to interview and a portfolio will also be requested for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Over all score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in each Band|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score no lower than 178, with no lower than 170 achieved in each band|
Applicants must have met the minimum requirement and be in receipt of results prior to enrolment.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6450*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6450*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6450*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.