Bournemouth University

Directing Film and Television

The Director is central to the creative process in media production. This Master's is designed to build and develop your knowledge in that field, enabling you to step up to the challenge of delivering award-winning productions. It's a hands-on course which provides many opportunities for practical production across different platforms and genres in both factual and fictional film-making. It will enhance your storytelling skills and your technical understanding of film, television and transmedia production. You'll develop advanced skills as a director in line with both current industry practice and the traditions of independent filmmaking. The Faculty of Media & Communication encourages dynamic collaborations between students across courses. Working with the producing, scriptwriting, cinematography, sound and editing students, you'll create a showcase of your skills as a visual, creative storyteller. Many of these collaborations have continued beyond the course as students set up their own production companies. This comprehensive course will equip you with the skills to understand and manage the entire production process, from effective planning and pre-visualisation, through effective and efficient work on location, to overseeing creative post-production work. Under the guidance of experienced media professionals, you will develop your own directorial craft and style, and will gain a sound theoretical grounding in the social, cultural and intellectual context for media production work. You will also acquire other related skills which will increase your employability. The final production project will allow you to use the technical and directorial skills you have developed to mastermind your own work in collaboration with other students within the Faculty of Media & Communication. As an alternative, you can choose a research-based option to undertake a detailed study of an aspect of directing.

Entry requirements

MA: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. The academic team will look at your online application including your qualifications, personal statement and any work experience. Please make sure your application stands out from the crowd and leaves us in no doubt that you want to study at Bournemouth University. If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Directing Across Genres; Narrative Constructions; Directing & Developing Story; Professional Practice. Option units* (choose one): The Master's Production Project; The Master's Research Project. *Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may only be available on a semester by semester basis. They may also change from year to year.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 14,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus BH12 5BB South West

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