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MA Film and Television: Research and Production

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Do you want to develop a broad range of skills that will be directly applicable within the film and television industries? Are you looking to kick-start your career in media production or scholarly research?

The MA in Film and Television: Research and Production places employability and storytelling at the heart of the programme. Utilising a combination of theoretical approaches, critical engagement, creative practice and hands-on technical training, this MA gives you the chance to work within a dynamic and innovative department.

It combines rigorous academic training in research skills and methodology with technical and vocational training in designing, researching and editing audio-visual content. It also includes a media-focused work placement of up to 10 weeks.

Combining academic and professional training, the programme provides hands-on skills with a core understanding about how the industry works, promoting both critical and creative thought.

This interdisciplinary masters programme is designed to help you take the specialist academic knowledge from your first degree and apply it in practical ways to kick-start your career in media production or scholarly research.

In addition to your MA, this programme also offers the opportunity to gain an industry-recognised qualification in Health and Safety for productions, which is a great enhancement to your CV. This is part of the Production Safety Passport Scheme approved by ScreenSkills (the skills body for the screen industries in the UK).

Employability

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by MA staff and the wider University.

Staff on the MA offer thorough advice on CVs and cover letters in preparation for the placement module and also run interview skills workshops, providing you with a solid foundation for securing employment after your degree. Individual guidance is also given on job applications for the creative industries. If you have a specialist interest you would like to pursue on your placement, for example working with a UK-based company which broadcasts in your native language or which broadcasts to your home country, we will work with you to try and make that happen.

The University's Careers Network also provides advice and information specifically for postgraduates that will help you to develop an effective career and skills development strategy, and to make the most of your time with us at the University. The College of Arts and Law has a dedicated careers and employability team to deliver tailored programmes of careers events and local support.

In addition to the industry speaker programme coordinated by the MA, you will have opportunities to: meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs; attend employer presentations and skills workshops; and access to comprehensive listings of hundreds of graduate jobs and work experience opportunities.

You will also be able to access our full range of careers support for up to two years after graduation.

Application deadline

16 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,160per 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 Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    159 83%

    11th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    82nd

    11

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