Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Independent Filmmaking

This course is designed to give students an industry focused education in the business and practice of modern independent filmmaking. The collaborative nature of modern filmmaking means that this is a course for students with aspirations as writer/directors, directors and producers who want to develop their skills for a long, successful career working in film or the film-related industries.

Course modules

Modules include: development; the philosophy of film; pre-production; film lab; transnational cinemas; creative project.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed in a variety of ways, including scriptwriting, production folders and either a written practice based dissertation or film project. To receive a Master's degree in Independent Filmmaking you'll need to demonstrate via coursework a detailed understanding of the process by which moving image productions are made and have a portfolio of project work that shows a creative mastery which matches your grasp of Independent Filmmaking. Your final mark for the production module will depend on the creativity and originality of your work, as well as your demonstrated ability in your role.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 - 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2017 - 9 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2017 - 6 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus BA2 9BN South West

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