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Creative Documentary Practice MA

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Taught by committed and active filmmakers. You’ll produce a portfolio of short non-fiction films in a creative and stimulating environment.

You can pursue your own interests through your film practice and will learn a range of approaches to visual story-telling.

You’ll learn to:

  • communicate imaginatively through the moving image
  • research and write original non-fiction film
  • develop visual story-telling
  • shoot and edit
  • project manage, schedule, identify sources of funding, budget and distribute.

Uniquely, you also have the opportunity to develop your abilities not only in single-screen video but in other digital media forms.

You can also apply for placements. The vibrant city of Brighton & Hove is a hub for cultural, creative and activist enterprise.

CAREERS

The MA prepares you for professional work in the media and related industries, as well as enabling you to make an informed contribution to non-fiction film.

The sessions by industry professionals and distinguished alumni including Gerry Rothwell, Kim Longinotto, Penny Woolcock, Peter Beard and Marc Isaacs allow you to make links with potential employers and give you insights and advice on working in the media professions.

The course also provides an in-depth study of contemporary documentary for those wishing to pursue a PhD in this area.

Students’ documentary work from the School has been shown at several film festivals including:

  • London Short Film Festival
  • Cinecity
  • Sheffield International Documentary Festival
  • East London Film Festival.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,300per year

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

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 102 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    146 76%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%

    7th

    2

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