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Creative Documentary by Practice MFA

UCL (University College London)

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  • Qualification

    MFA - Master of Fine Art

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The MFA provides extended practical training in creative documentary film and aims to provide the technical and intellectual resources required to make outstanding non-fiction moving image. It draws on broad based anthropological and critical thinking about the social and cultural world but above all will leave you with a deep practical understanding of the craft of storytelling in factual film, culminating in the production of a medium-length feature documentary film. You will acquire advanced camera and editing skills in a context of critical enquiry about the social world. You will learn and explore diverse forms of factual storytelling including how to work with an ‘external commissioner’. You will learn how to take risks in pushing the boundaries of film form. You'll deepen you knowledge of documentary film history and learn how to tell long-form stories through images.

Employability

Graduates of the programme will develop a series of practical and transferable skills including: Solving complex problems - developing lateral thinking and creative questioning; Managing time and production flows in complex projects and effectively integrating research into film practice; Communicating effectively and succinctly; To be able to pitch and sell stories/product to potential clients; Be able to find the form best suited for a particular 'narrative, be this in media or other contexts.

Application deadline

30/07/2021

Tuition fees

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£ 28,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

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