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Digital Documentaries (MA)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Our documentary programme integrates both the theory and practice of documentary production, giving you the opportunity to turn your ideas into innovative films for a variety of audiences. Documentaries are a vital, successful and constantly evolving media with an ever-growing number of places where they are screened, broadcast and streamed. With us, you'll be trained in the craft and technical aspects of filmmaking, producing films of integrity and importance.

Course structure

This course runs from September to September. Between September and May you will study 120 credits of taught modules: 110 credits will be Core and the remaining 10 credits will be chosen from a range of options. Following successful completion of the taught stage, you will undertake a Master’s Project which will be supervised until the end of July, and submitted at the end of August.

Learning and assessment

Most modules involve a mixture of lectures, workshops and practical demonstrations. In a lecture you will be given an overview of a particular aspect of the module content and will have opportunities to ask questions and be reflective. Classes and workshops enable you to learn the practice of film-making using up to date camera, sound and editing technology. Assessment methods vary from module to module but, across your degree scheme as a whole, you can expect a mixture of coursework, essays, practical work, presentations, and individual and group projects. The dissertation project will allow you to develop a film and portfolio on a subject of your choosing.

Career prospects

The documentary is one of the forms of media which is expanding across all platforms. Most businesses and non-governmental organisations (NGO's) use videos to inform their internal and external audience about what they do. An MA in Digital Documentaries will offer a wide range of opportunities for those who not only wish to become filmmakers, but those who want to use this exciting medium for a wide range of different purposes.

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University information

Cardiff University

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  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 113 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    144 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%



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