Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Documentary by Practice

This is an exciting and dynamic time for documentary practice; in recent years there has been a renaissance in documentary, seeing huge developments in both technology and form. Documentary stories are now being told via telecommunications, in cinemas, on TV, and online. In this contemporary course you will be provided tuition in the technological, ethical and intellectual developments in this recent boom in theatrical, broadcast and cross platform documentary. You will be taught by award winning documentary filmmakers and high profile TV, film and cross platform commissioners. Tutors Marc Isaacs , Helen Littleboy and Victoria Mapplebeck, are all active filmmakers with excellent industry contacts and through collaborating with them on work in progress you will gain a unique learning opportunity that will provide genuine vocational experience. We also welcome regular guest lecturers, giving students a direct link to industry professionals and the opportunity to learn from their substantial experience and expertise. On graduating, our students are skilled in creative and professional documentary practice. We have one of the highest employability rates amongst UK Universities and our graduates have gone on to become award-winning filmmakers and journalists. This is a split campus course, taught in both Egham and Bedford Square in central London.'

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1). or equivalent, in Literature, Fine Art, Media or a related discipline.
Students with degrees in other subjects will also be considered, as will those with relevant professional or creative experience.

To be considered, you are asked to submit the following documents as part of your application:

A short documentary or an extract of a film you have made, directed or produced - no longer than 10 minutes in duration. Please send this via link on either YouTube or Vimeo; and
A two pages synopsis for a documentary film you would like to make. Give a clear account of the story; describe the narrative approach and visual style; try to make reference to the work of known film makers/photographers/artists as a way of describing your idea.

IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing for non-native English speaking applicants.

Course modules

Mandatory modules include:
Ideas to Screen;
Foundations of Production
Major Documentary Production/Dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including project work, photo essays and written production papers.

Sponsorship information

AHRC; University of London and Royal Holloway Scholarships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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