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MA Film and Television Production with Cinematography

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Visualise and create stories for screen. Combine art and science, theory and practice to explore all aspects of cinematography for single-camera film and television production.

While learning the technical, practical and aesthetic principles of lighting, you'll work with industry-standard equipment, in our creative and supportive environment. You’ll gain technical experience and will develop and shoot your own project to high professional standards.

We'll teach you through a mix of workshops, lectures, screenings and masterclasses with leading academics and industry professionals. Our focus on practical group projects, with hands-on work, will prepare you for a career collaborating with others on set and on location.

You'll develop essential expertise for meeting the challenges of a career in film and television. Our graduates have gone on to roles in British and European film industries, and in film, TV and commercial production in China, Latin America and the Middle East.

This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

Course content

From lighting theory and design, to camera technology and operation, and studio and location production methods including grips and electrics, you'll develop your skills in cinematography.

You'll study the practical, creative and business aspects of production for film and television. Our modules cover essential critical analysis, and you'll gain a greater understanding of the theory behind composition, lighting and making creative choices.

As you learn the cinematographer's role in creating screen-based stories for fact and fiction productions, you'll advance your knowledge of the industry and collaborate with others to develop and shoot projects. Group work is an essential experience for the production process, enhancing your communication, problem-solving, project and resource management skills.

Careers and skills

A large number of TFTV graduates have made striking progress in their careers since completing their course. There’s a wide variety of possible career paths open to you after completing this MA, both across industry and academia. While you train to be a professional in television and film you'll also develop skills that are useful in any industry.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,300per 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 York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    159 83%

    11th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    78th

    41

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