Film Production (MA)

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Park, Cheltenham

Learn how to create sophisticated, technically proficient, professionally produced, expertly written, personal films.

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers.   Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals.   You will be encouraged to creatively explore the art of filmmaking within the context of a highly structured, professional industry environment, and should graduate with clearly articulated outputs that may be used to advance their careers in film production.

Study style

Student practical work (film projects) will be assessed in the modules that include specific production activity. Written work will be assessed in both production modules that include written submissions (including pre-production material) and in modules that require academic writing (including Textual Studies and Postgraduate Thesis).

Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent industry experience
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent
  • Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview

All applicants must submit a visual portfolio with your application, which could include a short film (maximum of 10 minutes in length) or a show-reel (maximum of 10 minutes in length).


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  • Director
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Screenwriter
  • Independent Filmaker

Taught by professional film makers

Course leader Paul Zinder is an award winning filmmaker whose work has screened internationally. He is also a published writer in media studies and has taught film production, film and media studies, and screenwriting at universities in the UK, the United States, and Italy for almost twenty years.


Shape your craft in a professional industry environment

Your filmmaking will be supported and influenced by professional filmmakers well-versed in both industry and academic theory. You will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional post-production software, and sessions with industry professionals.


Prepared for a career in the film industry

The course offers a perfect balance between creativity, experimentation, craft and theory. You will be encourage to creatively explore the art of filmmaking, building on your undergraduate level foundations. Graduate with the ability to make intelligent, professionally made films for a specific audience.

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