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MA Documentary Filmmaking: Landscape and Ecology

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This unique Masters draws on Aberystwyth’s location between the mountains and the sea, allowing you to develop a documentary filmmaking practice informed by nature, landscape and environmental politics.

Surrounded by nature and in close proximity to a number of key environmental organisations (Centre for Alternative Technology, Dyfi Biosphere, Cambrian Wildwood), as well as the National Screen and Sound Archive, Aberystwyth is the perfect location for an immersion in documentary filmmaking.

Overview

Why study MA Documentary Filmmaking: Landscape and Ecology at Aberystwyth University?

The MA in Documentary Film at Aberystwyth provides you with a unique opportunity to develop your practical skills as a documentary filmmaker in a research-led context and with access to both film and digital technologies.

You will have the opportunity to explore a range of techniques, experiment with new approaches and take risks as you develop your own creative voice through a period of sustained reflection that leads to a final practical project. The scheme is designed to equip you with technical expertise, supported by a grounding in the key critical debates in documentary film. You will be encouraged to experiment with different media and methods, and to think about documentary as a form of both personal expression and political intervention, stimulating new ways of seeing and engaging with the world. You will benefit from departmental interests in documentary history and theory, space, place and landscape, activism, ecocriticism and site-specific performance.

Employability

You will be equipped with the creative and critical skills required to pursue a career as independent filmmakers, artists or collaborators within professional organisations. You will gain advanced technical knowledge in your chosen specialisms, including camerawork, sound and editing.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,700per year

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

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 103 8

    24th out of 102 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    119 52%

    62nd

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    7th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    133 70%

    33rd

    46
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    14th

    3

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