The MA Filmmaking (Producing) provides students with a thorough training in all aspects of producing, from the conception of an initial idea through to development, financing, production and release. This Master's, a pathway of the MA Filmmaking, provides excellent training for a successful career as a producer. As part of the programme, students have the opportunity to specialise in either development, where they work with writers and directors to develop new ideas, or line producing, where students focus more on how to run a production and a crew, and how to also take a production manager or assistant rirector role.
MA (film making) modules: For 2 terms students spend a full day a week in specialised contact with the student's specific programme convenor, plus a further day in Screen Lab working with colleagues across the programme in a Talent Campus'style project'led learning structure with: Masterclasses; pitches; role'plays; exercises aimed at using skills specialism in a variety of live shoot situations. Students also have a variety of research projects to undertake, as well as other module options. The 3rd term is taken up with the final substantive project, and in writing up a process paper on work and research over the year. Screen Lab: Students also advance their collaborative skills by working in teams with producers and cinematography, sound and edit students, on a variety of projects and at least 3 scheduled films across the year. Students leave the programme with a diverse portfolio of performed work that may span a variety of drama and fiction formats; music videos, web series drama, experimental art pieces and short fiction films. Screen School options: As well as the Producing specialism, students undertake 3 short courses to enhance their other skills and critical approaches. Options may include: New media; media law and ethics; web design.
Course Additional Entry
You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least 2nd class standard in a relevant/related subject as well as a level of practical experience from work in the arts or the media. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
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