MA Film and Television – Research and Production
The Film and Television – Research and Production course from University of Birmingham places employability and storytelling at the heart of the programme. Utilising a combination of theoretical approaches, critical engagement, creative practice and hands-on technical training, this MA gives you the chance to work within a dynamic and innovative department.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
|Tuition Fee:||£21,960 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
The Film and Television – Research and Production course from University of Birmingham combines rigorous academic training in research skills and methodology with technical and vocational training in designing, researching and editing audio-visual content. It also includes a media-focused work placement of up to 10 weeks.
Combining academic and professional training, the programme brings together theory and practice to enable students to develop key skills and abilities: creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.
This interdisciplinary masters programme is designed to help you take the specialist academic knowledge from your first degree and apply it in practical ways to kick-start your career in media production or scholarly research.
In addition to your MA, this programme also offers the opportunity to gain an industry-recognised qualification in Health and Safety for productions, which is a great enhancement to your CV. This is part of the Production Safety Passport Scheme approved by ScreenSkills (the skills body for the screen industries in the UK).
- Development and Production Processes for Film and Television
- Documentary Filmmaking
- Research Skills in Film and Television
- Guided Editing/Guided Reading
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by MA staff and the wider University.
Staff on the MA offer thorough advice on CVs and cover letters in preparation for the placement module and also run interview skills workshops, providing you with a solid foundation for securing employment after your degree. Individual guidance is also given on job applications for the creative industries.
If you have a specialist interest you would like to pursue on your placement, for example working with a UK-based company which broadcasts in your native language or which broadcasts to your home country, we will work with you to try and make that happen.
- We typically ask for an Honours degree, normally of an upper second-class standard, or equivalent. This does not have to be in a media or film-related discipline.
- Applicants should have excellent communication skills, with high standards of both written and spoken English.