Filmmaking

MA



2019

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I went on a campus tour in August before my course started in September, which was a great introduction to the University of Bradford. Coming from the Netherlands, I was impressed with both the campus and the facilities the School of Media, Design and Technology offers - especially as some of the equipment and technology is not available in my country. There are lots of things going on in Bradford concerning film, architecture, music and theatre - ideal for media students! Roxy Van Der Post Former postgraduate student

Entry requirements

2:2 or above, or an equivalent overseas qualification, in an area relevant to your proposed programme of study.

If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approximately five years) relevant work experience, your application may also be considered.

English language requirements

IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

Learning and assessment

The MA Filmmaking programme uses a variety of learning and teaching strategies, all of which are intended to facilitate to development of independent learning. After some initial theoretical, research and creative modules, practice will be facilitated through a series of core and optional modules that help you develop your own project ideas in partnership with tutors and supervisors. A great deal of autonomy is integrated into this programme whilst maintaining as much of a taught component as is necessary for theoretical and contextual studies.

Learning and teaching strategies include formal lectures, practical workshops, seminar and tutorial work. The types of assessment that these strategies involve (discursive essays, oral presentations, assessment of practical videographic and photographic/still image projects etc.) will allow you to effectively and independently integrate theory, creativity and practice, a key aim of the programme. As is common practice in arts and media education, and due to the creative nature and negotiated aspects of the programme, formal examinations are not used as assessments.

Facilities

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As a student you will have free access to a variety of high-spec filming equipment, including; DSLR to HD4 cameras; editing labs open 24/7; photographic studios with green screen technology; sound recording studio. Depending on your production projects you may also have the opportunity to work with our state-of-the-art Outside Broadcast Truck, Television Studio and Motion Capture Suite.

Study support

The Programme Leader is the academic tutor responsible for each students enrolled onto the programme. Students are expected to meet twice per semester with their Programme Leader, in a timetabled slot, but have the opportunity to see them more often via a weekly, drop-in office hour.

Research

Most of our staff are research active, and contribute to the cutting edge of their disciplines. Our Academics have extensive industry experience and engage in film history research. Bradford has a strong pedigree of world leading research, and our aim is to ensure that students benefit from our staff’s insight into the future of their subject.

Filmmaking is taught by a team of active researchers that form part of the Communication, Culture and Media research group. 

The research group hosts a seminar series with leading experts which students are invited to attend.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.