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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

MA Film Production aims to assist students in establishing and furthering their film careers by deepening creative and technical skills and gaining mastery in short film production. The course offers the opportunity to work on a variety of film projects in narrative drama and documentary film, as well as fostering hybrid productions between fiction and documentary and other forms of experimentation. We encourage students to take risks with their film-making skills, through trying and testing stories and narratives, using state-of-the-art professional equipment and technologies.

Assessment is predominantly through the production of individual short pieces of film, although there are many opportunities for collaboration, culminating in a major film project in Semester 3. All modules are underpinned by solid contextualisation and the theory of short film design, allowing students to develop subject specific research skills and apply those to practical work. UCLan’s postgraduate Film Production course benefits from excellent regional, national and international links, with film production companies such as Warp Films, Red Productions, BBC and Netflix as well as guest lectures and workshops delivered by experienced, high-profile industry professionals.

Learning Environment and Assessment

Assessment is by submission of films produced and written and oral presentations of research outcomes. Students must meet a set of learning outcomes appropriate to master’s level study to pass their modules

Graduate Careers

Students typically move into production related areas, many of them regularly in the credits of major cinema and TV releases. Some choose to embark on careers in directing, camera or writing.

Students can sit technical undergraduate workshops and seminars as required and must take part in enterprise-based activities run by Futures and Northern Lights. You will also gain PGDip award in this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per year

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 102 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    122 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%



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