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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Hone your creativity and technique in filmmaking
  • Develop a pre-formed film idea that constitutes a key part of your application
  • Benefit from excellent industry ties, including to Sheffield's world-renowned Doc/Fest
  • Learn in a creative, supportive and bespoke learning environment for one or two years
  • Work under the tutelage of production-active industry figures with exceptional connections

This course aims to produce a new generation of filmmakers. We help you to develop your production-based creative and technical ability, and ensure that you have the critical grounding and logistical skill that the film industry requires. You'll graduate as an employable, connected industry practitioner.

How you learn

With a focus on producing your own film idea, underpinned by critical thinking and industry study, this course aims to create rounded filmmaking professionals. You'll work under the tutelage of practicing directors, writers, editors, producers and cinematographers, and benefit from close industry connections to the likes of Creative England and Sheffield's international documentary festival Doc/Fest. You will receive support from the university for 18 months after graduation, helping you to find work and boost your profile.

You learn through

  • developing your own project
  • production exercises
  • workshops, lectures and seminars
  • live projects
  • independent study
  • group work
  • masterclasses
  • attending pitching sessions
  • self-reflection, with learning journals

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a:

  • director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
  • cinematographer
  • editor
  • sound recordist
  • sound designer

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460overall cost

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 102 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    125 66%

    54th

    34
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42 42%

    95th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    14th

    11

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