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MA Film Production

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Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £8,700

2020/21 International fee: £13,950

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

  • A 2:1 in a related under graduate programme.
  • Professional experience with a 2:1/2:2 degree.
  • Extensive professional career.
  • 2:2 with portfolio of previous work for internal candidates

Course content

The MA provides the requisite specialist techniques and advanced production skills which will equip students for a career in any of the major areas of the industry where moving image content production is focused: Film, TV, Games, Adverts and Trailers.  Students are taught by working industry professionals and great emphasis is placed upon working to real-world briefs, to real-world deadlines and in a professional environment within a state of the art media technology facility. 

For the first 12 months (24 for P/T) students will engage with lectures, research, analysis and skills development classes as they further develop their specialist and collaborative understanding. They will also be taught through technical and creative workshops and project development sessions. All will all be a part of the normal timetables activities. You will also be expected to undertake independent study and practical individual and group work outside of the timetabled sessions.

Students will learn to process critical notes, to iterate their work and deliver a finished product on time, on budget and on brief. They will work collaboratively with post-graduate composers, directors, screenwriters and producers and they will have the opportunity to contribute to professional projects.   

The degree programme will allow for study in:

  • Sound Design
  • Screenwriting
  • Producing/Production Management
  • Directing
  • Picture Editing
  • Cinematography
  • Covering Story craft in Film, TV Drama, Advertising and Gaming

Students will enter into a collaborative practice programme, engaging with industry professionals and drawing on teaching expertise within the Creative & Digital Technologies Department. Important elements of the programme will be supported by external experience at the BFI, International Film & Screenwriting Festivals and Conventions.

During the programme, and as part of the collaborative practice approach, MA students will be commissioned by the department to produce a professional quality short narrative film (10-15 minutes). They will receive a commercially viable budget and be expected to collaborate with other students across the programme and the wider department in successfully completing this commission.

Across the programme, but specifically the final 6 months, students are expected to immerse themselves in independent study and industrial interactions. You will be expected to be professional at all times and work towards establishing a professional network to assist in gaining career development opportunities.

Our facilities

MA Film Production will be delivered in the new £30m Tech Park at the Bognor Regis campus.

This exciting location will give students access to professional industry standard facilities including a 300sqm film studio/sound stage, recording studios and live room, 80sqm green screen studio, post production area consisting of 9 edit suites alongside our ‘soho’ standard dubbing & master suite, Mac and PC suites, ideas labs and changing facilities. 

Our commercial sound stage is one of three in the UK and will be used industry professionals including the London Metropolitian Orchestra. 

On the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use open access PC and Mac areas. We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Our award-winning Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is at the heart of the campus. It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.

Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone (SIZ), Costa Coffee and over 80 open access workstations. An equipment loan centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans.

Where this can take you

This MA programme will enable you to start your career across a number of industries utilising the moving image in their content.

The creative industries of gaming, TV, film and advertising all require well trained and professionally aware creatives for the numerous hours of content produced.

You will also have the opportunity to consider further study and enter the academic research environment through a Professional Doctorate pathway.

Work placements

Our established relationships with a number of commercial companies engaged with, or commissioning, content will allow for you to gain work placement opportunities.

Working collaboratively with both commercial and non commercial partners within the Engineering and Digital Technology Park, students will have direct access to industry on a regular basis.

Indicative modules

The modules available on the course are as follows:

Block 1

  • Research and the Industry (20 credits)
  • Production Operations (20 credits)
  • Specialist Craft Skills (40 credits)               

Block 2

  • Research and the Industry (20 credits)
  • Collaborative Project: Commissioned Film (40 credits)    
  • Specialist Craft Skills (40 credits)               

Block 3

  • Research and the Industry (20 credits)
  • Collaborative Project: Commissioned Film (40 credits)    

Block 4

  • Specialist Project or Research Project (60 credits)

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment


A part time option is also available at 24 months plus 6 months independent study.

You will be taught by a range of experts in the fields of screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, picture editing and sound design. These will include well established and award winning filmmakers and a range of industry experts providing mentoring and master classes.


Summative assessment will take the form of written and practical coursework, presentations & screenings, portfolio and project work. Formative assessment in the Creative & Digital Technologies Department is carried out through peer to peer and tutor feedback on work either through submission, workshops or tutorials regularly across all modules.

A total of 180 credits are required to be awarded the MA.

Feedback on submitted work can be accessed through our VLE digitally or by collected hard copies of work from the Administration Office. We endeavour to complete marking and feedback on all assessed work within a 3 week period though some modules, due to complexity of assessment, may take slightly longer.



Additional Costs

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